General Microbiology - 5
Introduction to the study of microorganisms. Topics include: survey of microorganisms, history, physical and chemical agents, bacterial genetics, bacterial metabolism, bacterial diseases by transmission, fungal and protozoal infections, viral diseases, immunology, public health and epidemiology, nosocomial infections, biogenetic engineering, applications to food, water and sewage treatment. Prerequisite: Any college level chemistry and any college level biology course with a grade of “C” or better. Hours: 54 lect, 108 lab. Field trips required. Offered: F, S. CCS: Liberal Arts and Sciences. Transferable: UC, CSU and private colleges.