Study the wonderful world of microbes this summer! This 4 credit, lecture and lab combination course will cover a wide variety of topics, such as structure, function, and metabolism of microbes, concepts in molecular microbiology, diversity of microbes and their impact on the environment, as well as a range of topics in epidemiology and human health. In the lab, students will be working on hands-on projects to develop their laboratory skills.
The lecture is taught in a small setting and is a mixture of short lectures and hands-on learning activities to foster and develop critical thinking skills in discipline. The “paper-free” lab includes inquiry based learning and hands-on observation to explore various topics in microbiology. Students will learn foundational microbiology techniques that will allow them to work independently or do research in any other microbiology laboratory.
Course instructor, Ines Rauschenbach is the undergraduate program director for the microbiology program in her department. She is passionate about engaging students in the material. Students will be become active participants of the learning process by engaging in active learning activities and applying their skills in the lab. The “paper-free” laboratory portion is taught interactively with iPads and other current lab technologies.
General Microbiology is requirement for many different science majors for all campuses.
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