BIO 205 General Microbiology (4 credits)
An introduction to the biology of microorganisms, with an emphasis on clinically relevant organisms. Topics include the structure and function of microbes, including their metabolism and genetics. Infectious diseases and the interactions between microbes and their hosts are also considered. Laboratory exercises emphasize the isolation, identification, and control of microorganisms. Primarily intended for students entering health professions. Not recommended for students with credit in BIO 110 or BIO 150. Three class hours and two laboratory hours. Prerequisite: BIO 151 or BIO 171, or Permission of Instructor.