This course is designed for nursing and other majors in life science. This course serves as an introduction to microorganisms and the laboratory techniques employed in their study. The characteristics, particularly of bacteria, but also including viruses, algae, fungi, and protozoa are studied with emphasis on their relationship to human life. Laboratory work includes studying morphology, culturing methods, and biochemical characteristics of microorganisms. The student has the opportunity to gain experience with basic laboratory skills common in the field of microbiology.
Credit - Degree Applicable Transferable to both UC and CSU
- Grade Options: Letter Grade
- In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
- In-Class Lab Hours: 96 – 108
Requisites and Advisories
- Prerequisites: BIOL 010, CHEM 002 or BIOL 011, CHEM 002 or BIOL 010, CHEM 001A or BIOL 011, CHEM 001A or BIOL 010, CHEM 030A or BIOL 011, CHEM 030A
- Co-Requisites: None
- Advisory: None
- Additional Requisite Information:
The BIOL 010 or BIOL 011 prerequisite can be satisfied by the successful completion of any college biology course.
The CHEM 001A, CHEM 002, or CHEM 030A prerequisite can be satisfied by the successful completion of any college chemistry course.
The honors version of the same course may be used to satisfy a requisite requirement.
Transferable to both UC and CSU
- WVC GE: B. Natural Sciences
- CSU GE: Area B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning: B2- Life
Area B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning: B3- Laboratory Activity: Lab course used from B1 or B2
- UC/IGETC GE: Area 5 - Physical and Biological Sciences: 5B- Biological Sciences
Area 5 - Physical and Biological Sciences: 5C \u2013 Laboratory