MICR-J 200 Microbiology and Immunology (3 cr.)
P: ANAT-A 215, CHEM-C 101, CHEM-C 102, and PHSL-P 215, or equivalent in Nursing major. For students in the bachelor's degree curricula in the School of Nursing; others by consent of instructor. C: Concurrent or previous registration in microbiology laboratory MICR-J 201 is recommended. Consideration of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites in human disease; immunology and host-defense mechanisms.
MICR-J 201 Microbiology Laboratory (1 cr.)
C: MICR-J 200. Bacteriological techniques: microscopy, asepsis, pure culture, identification. Biology of microorganisms; action of antimicrobial agents. Representative immunological reactions. Recognition of pathogenic fungi and animal parasites.
MICR-M 310 Microbiology (3 cr.)
P: BIOL-L 211 with grade of C or better. C: MICR-M 315. Introduction to microorganisms and viruses as model systems for comparative studies of cytology, metabolism, nutrition, genetics, and intracellular regulatory mechanisms, with emphasis on medical microbiology.
MICR-M 315 Microbiology: Laboratory (2 cr.)
P: MICR-M 310 with grade of C or better. C: MICR-M 310. Exercises and demonstrations to yield proficiency in principles and techniques of cultivation and utilization of microorganisms under aseptic conditions.
MICR-M 350 Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry (3 cr.)
P: BIOL-L 101, BIOL-L 102, MICR-M 210 and MICR-M 315. C: MICR-M 360. Intended for biology and chemistry majors. Introduction to microbial biochemistry and physiology; nutrition, growth, and metabolism of selected bacteria.
MICR-M 360 Microbial Physiology Laboratory (3 cr.)
C: MICR-M 350. Introduction to techniques for fractionation, isolation, and purification of cellular components. Analysis of bacterial growth, enzyme purification, chromatographic analysis of proteins and other metabolites, and gel electrophoresis.
MICR-M 420 Environmental Microbiology (5 cr.)
P: BIOL-L 211 with grade of C or better. Role of microorganisms in various ecosystems. Detection and enumeration of microorganisms and their products from various environments.
MICR-M 485 Microbial Genetics Laboratory (3 cr.)
P: Genetics lecture and lab or permission of instructor. The genetics of E. coli, B. subtilis, and their viruses. Techniques include transformation, mutation, bacterial recombination, transduction, transposition, molecular cloning, restriction mapping, Southern blotting, and other recombinant DNA techniques.