Tompkins Cortland Community College

BIOL216 - General Microbiology

Intended for students pursuing advanced studies in the biological science and health fields, and for individuals with a serious interest in the microbial world. Fundamental concepts and principles of microbiology, their application to the health sciences, and the relationship between microbes and our society are covered. Current topics of discussion include infectious disease and immunity, STDs, bioterrorism, and environmental issues. Substantial outside preparation for inquiry-based laboratories is required. Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and 102, or BIOL 104; MATH 095 or MATH 098 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101. 4 Cr. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.) Spring semester.