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Course Code: SCIN202 Course ID: 4017 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Introduction to Microbiology includes the study of the history of microbiology, as well as the fundamentals of microbe staining, culture, and growth. We will also focus on sterilization, disinfection and antimicrobial therapies that help to keep microbes in check Finally, we will focus on microbial infections of the skin, eyes, and wounds as well as the urogenital, respiratory, oral gastrointestinal and nervous systems. NOTE: Students may take either BIOL202 or SCIN202 for credit, but not both versions of microbiology. (Prerequisites: BIOL133 or SCIN130)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
06/28/2021 - 12/03/2021 12/06/2021 - 01/30/2022 December Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:

CO-1 Summarize the scope and history of Microbiology

CO-2 Compare and contrast the characteristics of prokaryotes and eukaryotes, to include cellular activities, structure and function, growth and division and metabolism

CO-3 Describe the inheritance of genetic information, gene action, gene regulation and mutations in microbes

CO-4 Evaluate the interactions and impact of microorganisms and humans

CO-5 Summarize the different host defense mechanisms and their relation to microbial disease processes

CO-6 Explain the principles, properties and applications of antimicrobial agents

CO-7 Compare the interactions and impact of microorganisms in the environment

CO-8 Describe the science of microbial taxonomy and microbial evolutionary relationships

Assignments:
During each weekly class session, you will be required to complete assignments – these vary in nature each week, though each assignment is designed so that you have an opportunity to apply principles learned during that week. In general, you will need your textbook and internet access to perform these exercises.

Forums:
Forum (formerly Discussion Board) Assignments will consist of internet activities, topical questions and/or ethics based questions. You are expected to provide a thoughtful answer or comment of at least 200 words for each assignment and a similar comment or reflection in reply to at least two other student posts. Statements such as “I agree” or “good post” will not count as a reply. Participation in the Forums is mandatory and will count towards your course grade.

Quizzes

During Weeks 1-7, you will be required to complete a short quiz that covers the reading assignments for that week. Quizzes DO NOT require a proctor. Quizzes are open book/open note in format and consist of approximately 10 multiple choice, T/F, fill in the blank and/or short answer questions. The quizzes are timed.

Project

This course includes a project that will require research in weeks’ seven and eight. It is expected you will prepare a written project based on the application of learned concepts that cover the scope of course concepts and is due during the last two weeks of class. Details on the project will become available at the beginning of week seven.

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Forum 1 2.50 %
Forum 2 2.50 %
Forum 3 2.50 %
Forum 4 2.50 %
Forum 5 2.50 %
Forum 6 2.50 %
Forum 7 2.50 %
Forum 8 2.50 %
Quizzes 20.00 %
Week 1 Quiz 2.86 %
Week 2 Quiz 2.86 %
Week 3 Quiz 2.86 %
Week 4 Quiz 2.86 %
Week 5 Quiz 2.86 %
Week 6 Quiz 2.86 %
Week 7 Quiz 2.86 %
Project 30.00 %
Project- Part 1 12.00 %
Project- Part 2 18.00 %
Assignments 30.00 %
Assignment 1 5.00 %
Assignment 2 5.00 %
Assignment 3 5.00 %
Assignment 4 5.00 %
Assignment 5 5.00 %
Assignment 6 5.00 %

The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:

CO-1 Summarize the scope and history of Microbiology

CO-2 Compare and contrast the characteristics of prokaryotes and eukaryotes, to include cellular activities, structure and function, growth and division and metabolism

CO-3 Describe the inheritance of genetic information, gene action, gene regulation and mutations in microbes

CO-4 Evaluate the interactions and impact of microorganisms and humans

CO-5 Summarize the different host defense mechanisms and their relation to microbial disease processes

CO-6 Explain the principles, properties and applications of antimicrobial agents

CO-7 Compare the interactions and impact of microorganisms in the environment

CO-8 Describe the science of microbial taxonomy and microbial evolutionary relationships

Book Title:Microbiology - e-book available online; please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:9781938168147
Publication Info:OpenStax
Author:Parker, Nina
Unit Cost:$51.78
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.