Sep 26, 2020  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 103 - Microbes in Health and Disease

4 credits
An introduction to the microbial world with emphasis on the importance of microbes in human survival and well-being. Topics in this nonmajors course include the role of microbes in biotechnology, industry, agriculture, and the environment as well as in infectious diseases.  Assessing and controlling microbial growth is addressed and is an essential component of Public Health. Lectures are complemented with case studies, student presentations, hands-on activities during class time, and a site visit to a nearby sewage treatment plant. The course is one of the core courses for the Public Health Minor.  Does not meet requirements for major or minor in Biology. Offered annually CLA-Breadth/Natural Science, CLA-Quantitative



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