Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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BIOL 1570 - Microbiology


Academic Division:

Health Sciences


Academic Discipline:

Biology


Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
4 Credit(s)
This course is designed for science majors. It will examine the life of microorganisms to include their organization, functions, metabolic processes, growth, control genetics, evolution, and ecology. A study of diseases caused by various pathogens, the immunological response and the role of microorganisms in the environment and their uses in biotechnology will also be examined. In the laboratory, students will focus on the physical characteristics and biochemical requirements of bacteria. Students will be expected to identify an unknown microorganism using techniques and information learned in lecture and laboratory classes. UG
3 Lab Hour(s)
3 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take BIOL 1230 ;

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  

 



Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met
1. Identify the major historical figures and describe their contributions to the development of modern microbiology. Lecture Quiz #1 during Week 2 of the semester and Lecture Exam #1 during Week 5 of the semester.
2. Describe the characteristics of bacteria. Lecture Quiz #2 during Week 4 of the semester and Lecture Exam #1 during Week 5 of the semester. Students will be assessed on their ability to differentiate between these organisms both structurally and functionally.
3. Describe DNA replication, protein synthesis, gene expression and mutation (e.g., transduction, transformation, and conjugation), and the genetic mechanisms of antibiotic resistance. Lecture Quiz #2 during Week 4 of the semester and Lecture Exam #1 during Week 5 of the semester. Questions will assess the student’s understanding of the different types of mutations and the ways in which antibiotic resistance arises
4. Describe the characteristics of viruses, prions, and viroids. Lecture Quiz #3 during Week 6 of the semester and Lecture Exam #2 during Week 9 of the semester. Students will be assessed on their ability to differentiate between these organisms both structurally and functionally.
5. Describe the characteristics of fungi, algae and protozoans. Lecture Quiz #4 during Week 7 of the semester and Lecture Exam #2 during Week 9 of the semester. Students will be assessed on their ability to differentiate between these organisms both structurally and functionally.
6. Identify the major bacterial, viral, fungal, algal, and protozoan pathogens and understand the interaction between the human host and pathogen. Lecture Quiz #5 during Week 8 of the semester and Lecture Exam #2 during Week 9 of the semester (for the first part of this course outcome). Lecture Quiz #6 during Week 11 of the semester and Lecture Exam #3 during Week 13 of the semester (for the second part of this course outcome).
7. Describe the patterns and dynamics by which disease spreads through a human population. Lecture Quiz #7 during Week 12 of the semester and Lecture Exam #3 during Week 13 of the semester. Questions will include case-study approaches to assess the student’s understanding of how disease is transmitted.
8. Describe the mechanisms of host resistance and immunity. Lecture Quiz #8 during Week 15 of the semester and Lecture Final Exam during Week 16 of the semester. Questions will assess the student’s understanding of the interactions between the different aspects of nonspecific and specific immune responses.
9. Describe several physical and chemical control methods for microorganisms. Lecture Final Exam during Week 16 of the semester and Lab Quizzes #7 and #9. Lab Exercises N, O, and U (in the Lab Content section) are specific to this course outcome.
10. Culture, stain and handle bacteria with emphasis on safety and aseptic (sterile) technique. Lab Quizzes #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #8 throughout the semester; and the identification of a bacterial unknown in Weeks #12, #14, and #15 at the end of the semester.

 



Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F


Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 


Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link

 

 





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