MICR 130: General Microbiology

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
Fundamentals of microbiology, growth, development, and classification of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi and algae; roles of microorganisms in the environment and human affairs: medical microbiology, immunology, and applied microbiology for food sanitation and public health.
Course Outcomes
  • Describe the main morphological characteristics, growth, reproduction and classification of algae, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses and helminthes.
  • Discuss etiologies, reservoirs of infection, modes of transmission, signs, symptoms, and treatments and/or methods of prevention of common infectious diseases of humans.
  • Describe the basic principles of molecular genetics as they relate to cell division, mutation, genetic engineering, protein synthesis, bacterial virulence, and antibiotic resistance.
  • Describe pathogenicity, immunity and allergies.

MICR 140L: General Microbiology Lab

Credits 2 Lab Hours 4

Laboratory course illustrating fundamental techniques and concepts of microbiology, such as microscopic observations, aseptic transfer, microorganism classification and identification, environmental factors influencing microorganisms, biochemistry of microorganisms, ecological microbiology, and medical microbiology. This course is designed to complement MICR 130. Primarily for students in Agripharmatech, nursing, dental hygiene and nutrition. Science laboratory course.


Credit for or registration in MICR 130; placement into Math 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 82 or higher.

Course Outcomes
  • Operate equipment used in microbiology laboratory.
  • Prepare growth media.
  • Perform aseptic transfer.
  • Identify microorganisms using morphological and physiological tests.
  • Follow biosafety procedures.
  • Produce lab reports using the standard scientific format.