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Biological Sciences
Biological sciences courses carry science credit. Lab courses may not be audited.

BIOL_SCI 328-CN : Microbiology


This course provides an introduction to bacteria and viruses with an emphasis on their impact on human health and society. Topics covered include bacterial and viral morphology/structure, physiology, metabolism, basic replication, and genetics. Practical applications of research in microbiology are explored, including genetic engineering and biotechnology. We will also discuss the impacts of microorganisms on human health include a discussion of pathogenesis, the human microbiome, and current challenges regarding antimicrobial resistance. Students have an opportunity to explore current topics in microbiology of interest.

This course will have a lab component, BIOL SCI 328-A, integrated into the lecture time. The lab component focuses on bacteriology, including how bacteria are cultured, isolated, and identified in the laboratory. A lab fee will be applied to tuition.

Prerequisites: BIOL SCI 215-CN and BIOL SCI 219-CN, or BIOL SCI 201-CN and BIOL SCI 202-CN.

Winter 2024
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
01/03/24 - 03/16/24Th
6:15 – 9:15 p.m.Tech Institute LG5266
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Stanculescu, Adina
Evanston Campus

Summer 2024
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
07/22/24 - 08/25/24Th
1 – 4 p.m. 28
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Truchan, Hilary
Evanston Campus
Schedule Notes :

While courses on Thursday will be in person and will focus mainly on labs and exams, there will also be at least 3 hours of remote asynchronous course time each week as well.

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