Microbiology (MICR)

MICR 1  Principles of Microbiology

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: CHEM 10 or CHEM 40

Fundamental concepts of microbiology with emphasis on bacteria. Survey of microbial classification, morphology, physiology, and genetics; beneficial and pathological aspects; growth and control of microbes; virology, immunology, and host-microbe interactions. Important infectious diseases of humans are surveyed. Laboratory exercises examine microbial morphology, physiology, and genetics as well as environmental influences of microorganisms. Laboratory techniques include culturing, examining, and identifying microorganisms. Field trips are required.

MICR 22  Microbiology

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: CHEM 10 or CHEM 40
Advisory: BIOL 1 or BIOL 4 or BIOL 4H

Fundamental concepts of microbiology including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasitic worms.

MICR 26  Introduction to Immunology

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: MICRO 1 or MICRO 22
Advisory: BIOL 1, BIOL 4 or BIOL 4H

Immunology including principles of innate and adaptive immunity, B and T lymphocyte structure, function, and development, the major histocompatibility complex, immune system errors, and applications and techniques in the immunology field as they pertain to medical diagnostics, immunohistochemistry, and biotechnology.

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