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BIOL 3702: Microbiology

Fall 2007 Semester

Lecture Course Code 0362

Course Instructor: Dr. Chet Cooper
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences




Lecture Day/Time:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Location: Ward Beecher Science Hall Auditorium, Room 3022


General Quick Links
Go to the desired section of the syllabus by pressing the appropriate underlined link

BIOL 3702 Laboratory Home Page
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Current Scores/Grades
[Posted December 3, 2007; replaces this web page]

Lecture Outlines     Dr. Cooper's Info   Writing Assignments  Take-Home Exams     Laboratory Info     Course Description    Goals/Objectives

Course Calendar     Course Materials     Disability Statement      Grading      Attendance     Instructor's Resources     Distribution of Material

            Classroom Decorum      Required MyYSU Email     Turnitin.com     Syllabus Acknowledgement     Posting of Grades     Syllabus Disclaimer   


"Welcome to Microbiology"

dr c
I am your instructor for this semester, Dr. Chet Cooper.  BIOL 3702 (Microbiology), and its associated laboratory section (BIOL 3702L),  is four semester-hour upper-division course at Youngstown State University (YSU).  The course is  intended for undergraduate students majoring in biology, but students in other majors may also find this course quite beneficial.

As your instructor, I am wholly committed to providing you a sound education in the foundations of microbiology.  With the same commitment on your part, I guarantee that your experiences in this course will give you a different and accurate perspective of the role that microbes play in the environment as well as in human affairs.

We very much look forward to an exceptional enjoyable semester as your  instructors.  Should you have any questions or comments about anything related to this, please be sure to contact either or us.

The BIOL 3702 Home Page has been constructed to contain all the necessary information that students need to actively participate in this course.  In essence, it represents my syllabus for Microbiology.   Embedded within this web page are numerous links to various documents, web sites, and current information that form an integral part of BIOL 3702.  These links are provided as buttons or as underlined words/phrases (initially blue in color, but which change to green for a period of time once activated).  All one needs to do is click on the button or underlined words with your mouse to go to place within or outside this web page.  I strongly encourage students to refer often to the links in these web pages and exploit all the potential information contained therein to enhance their mycological knowledge.

As your first assignment for this course, carefully and completely read through this web-based syllabus for BIOL 3702.  If there is something that you don't understand or is not clear, please tell me.  I will be happy to alleviate your misunderstanding or confusion.  Pay particular attention to the section entitled "Acknowledgement of Syllabus".  A Syllabus Acknowledgement Form (SAF) must be downloaded, completed and submitted to me no later than 10:00 AM on September 5th.   My policy is that I will not administer any assignment, quiz, or examination to a student until the form is submitted.  In other words, you will receive no grades or scores for this course without my having received from you a completed SAF.  In essence, by reading, signing, and submitting this form, you signify that you have accessed and reviewed the web syllabus as well as agree to abide by all of
its requirements and policies.

I very much look forward to an exceptional enjoyable semester as your mycology instructor.  Should you have any questions or comments about anything related to this, please be sure to contact me.

Best Wishes for a Great Semester in Microbiology!
                                                                                     dr c. sig 
                                                                

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Dr. Cooper's Contact Information:

Office Hours:
(from August 27th through December 7th)

Mondays:  by appointment only
Tuesdays: 
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesdays: 
by appointment only
Thursdays:  9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fridays: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, these times are subject to change or cancellation.  Also, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dr. Cooper has a class in Cushwa Hall that is scheduled to end at 9:30 AM.  He will arrive at his office on those days as soon as possible.

Office Location:

Ward Beecher Science Hall, Room 4015

  Telephone:   330.941.1361

Email:   crcooper01@ysu.edu



Course Description:

(as published on page 247 of the 2006-2007 YSU Undergraduate Bulletin)

BIOL 3702/3702L. Microbiology.  Fundamentals of the biology of microbes.  The principles of microbial structure, function, reproduction, metabolism, genetics, phylogeny, host-parasite relationships, and immunity.  Fundamental technical skills acquired through laboratory experiences.  Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory.  Prereq.  BIOL 2601 and concurrent enrollment in BIOL 3702L.  4 s.h.+ 0 s.h.

The BIOL 3702 curriculum has been devised to encompass the recommendations set forth by the American Society for Microbiology (Click here to go to the web page describing these recommendations).  By implementing these recommendations, BIOL 3702 is a broadly effective and cohesive undergraduate course in microbiology.  As designed, BIOL 3702 provides a mixed lecture/laboratory educational experience focused upon the rudimentary concepts of microbiology.  BIOL 3702 not only prepares students for more advanced courses in the microbiological sciences, but also provides knowledge essential to many diverse careers in biology, e.g., biotechnology, biomedical research, etc.  This course also serves students desiring a career in medicine, dentistry, podiatry, etc.

Students who enroll in BIOL 3702 must concurrently enroll in a laboratory section, BIOL 3702L, as well.  The laboratory component of this BIOL 3702 is an integral part of Microbiology.  There are no exceptions to enrolling in BIOL 3702L, although there may be some consideration for work previously accomplished by students repeating Microbiology (see course instructor for information). Also, there is a fee for BIOL 3702L which helps defray the costs of materials used in the laboratory.

In addition, the laboratory section of Microbiology, BIOL 3702L, has been designated as an approved Writing Intensive component of the YSU General Education Requirement.



Course Goals and Objectives:

BIOL 3702 will prepare students for professional careers that utilize the principles of the microbiological sciences through the mastery of the following specific objectives:

  • learn the concepts of microbial anatomy, growth, metabolism, and genetics
  • identify virulence factors associated with microbial diseases
  • realize the foundations of microbial taxonomy and phylogeny
  • appreciate the role of microbes in human affairs
  • understand the mechanism of action for common antibiotics
  • comprehend the basis of the host-response to microbial infection
  • recognize the importance of proper public dissemination of information
  • accurately perform basic laboratory procedures
  • practice data acquisition, analysis, and reporting
  •  learn to write effectively about microbiology-related topics

Students who successfully complete BIOL 3702 will be provided the tools needed for continued learning in the area of microbiology by achieving the following specific objectives:

  • learning scientific terminology
  • implement the scientific method
  • efficiently and effectively communicate scientific knowledge
  • understand the fundamentals of the microbiological sciences
  • apply problem-solving techniques
  • work collaboratively with others


Course Materials:

Required Textbook Prescott, Harley, and Klein's Microbiology, 7th edition, by J. M. Willey, L. M. Sherwood, and C. J. Woolverton.  2008.  WCB McGraw-Hill.

Required Laboratory Manual: Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology, 7th Edition, by J. P. Harley.  2008.  WCB McGraw-Hill.  NOTE:  if purchasing a used laboratory manual, be sure that it contains all of the 'tear out' pages (excercise answer sheets).

Required Laboratory Materials: Students must acquire a laboratory coat (or smock) and safety glasses to be permitted to participate in all laboratory activities.  

Optional Study Guide: Student Study Guide to accompany Precott, Harley, and Klein's Microbiology, 7th edition, by L. M. Sherwood and M. Schneegurt.  2008.  WCB McGraw-Hill.


Disability Statement:
 
In accord with the Americans with Disabilities Act, anyone requiring special adaptations or accommodations should
privately inform Dr. Cooper as soon as possible. In accordance with University procedures, if you have a documented disability and require accommodations to obtain equal access in this course, please contact the Office of Disability Services (loacted at Wick House; telephone 330.941.1372) in the Center for Student Progress at the beginning of the semester or when given an assignment for which an accommodation is required. Students with disabilities must verify their eligibility through the Office of Disability Services.  Persons enrolled in this course and currently having a documented disability must notify Dr. Cooper of their needs no later than September 10, 2007.  Students with disabilities are reminded that in addition to certain rights and privileges covered by law and University policy, they also have obligations and responsibilities that must be met.  Students are strongly encouraged to review these rights and responsibilities as outlined on the Disability Services Office web page.

Grade Components:

A student’s final grade in BIOL 3702 will be based upon scores earned in four lecture examinations [100 points each],
four take-home examinations [50 points each], five quizzes [20 points each; actually 6 twenty-point quizzes will be administered with one being a bonus quiz], four short written assignments [100 points], and various laboratory assignments [200 points].   The deadlines for submission of various components have been established (see Lecture Calendar). 

The laboratory component of the course is comprised of 200 points broken down as follows: four quizzes at 15 points each, three skills tests (two at 5 points each and one of 20 points), various laboratory reports (100 points total), and 10 points towards laboratory citizenship. 

Students who are absent from an examination assignment will have a score of “0” recorded.  No exemptions to taking the examination on the scheduled date will be given except in cases of extreme circumstances.  The decision of whether or not to grant an exemption is entirely at the discretion of the instructor and is not subject to further appeal.

There are no opportunities to "make up" a missed quiz.  A score of "0" will be recorded.

No late written assignments, either hard or electronic copies, will be accepted except in cases of extreme circumstances. 
The decision of whether or not to grant an exemption is entirely at the discretion of the instructor and is not subject to further appeal.  If an exception is not granted, a score of "0" will be recorded.

No opportunities will be granted for earning extra credit.  Student initiated requests for extra credit opportunities will not be entertained and may be acidly received. 

Grading Scale.  The following scale will be used to assign final grades for this course:

Final Grade Total Points
A (90% or greater) 900 points or more
B (80 – 89 %) 800 – 899 points
C (70 – 79%) 700 – 799 points
D (60 – 69%) 600 – 699 points
F (59% or less) 599 points or less

This grading scale is absolute.  This is no "curving" of grades.     
      


Attendance:

A record of attendance will not be kept.  However, students are strongly encouraged to attend each lecture.  The lecture for this course begins promptly at 10:00 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout the semester.   The laboratory section meets promptly as scheduled for each section.  (NOTE: This course operates on “Ward Beecher Time” which may or may not correlate to the time that exists at other places on campus.  Students are strongly encouraged to synchronize their timepieces).

On those dates for which a quiz, in-class assignment, or examination is scheduled, students who are late may not be permitted to participate in the activity.  This is entirely at Dr. Cooper's discretion.

Special Attendance Note #1:  Except for extenuating circumstances, it is generally unacceptable for a student to request to take an examination at a time other than the scheduled date.  Having a second examination the day before, the day after, or on the same day is absolutely certain not to evoke any sympathy from Dr. Cooper (after all, the nickname given to him by his admirers is BOB, an acronym for Bastard of Biology!).  Please do not even ask for special dispensation for such a reason.  However, Dr. Cooper is willing to listen (and perhaps chuckle to himself) other reasons that a student may deem to be extenuating (please note - havng in excess of two grandmothers die during the semester will be considered suspicously gratuitous).  The decision regarding the student's reasoned argument/request for a change in the examination date/time is solely at Dr. Cooper's discretion and, once rendered, is final.

Special Attendance Note #2:  It is entirely unacceptable for any student to request that he/she be permitted to take Examination IV earlier than December 10th in order to shorten their time on campus or to leave for another commitment (e.g, vacation, start a job, etc.).  Such requests will not only be acidly received, they will be strongly rebuked.   Dr. Cooper's advice - Don't Mess With BOB.


Resources Used By The Course Instructor:

Unless otherwise noted by Dr. Cooper, all material presented to students in this course represents either i) selected portions of information contained within the course’s textbook(s) or supplementary material, ii) information published in the scientific literature, iii) current issues reported by the news media, or iv) knowledge otherwise commonly known to professional microbiologists or mycologists.  Dr. Cooper makes no claim of “ownership” of facts and/or ideas presented in this course unless specifically noted.  All facts and/or ideas are used solely for educational purposes.  Dr. Cooper makes every effort to appropriately attribute facts and/or ideas to their proper sources.



Distribution of Course Material:

All original material on the BIOL 3702/3702L course web site, as well as all original material presented in either the classroom or laboratory, including orally-transmitted lectures, is considered protected by a copyright held by Dr. Cooper.  In general, students enrolled in BIOL 3702/3702L have permission to download, print, and distribute materials copyrighted by Dr. Cooper without his expressed written permission so long as such materials are not used for activities i) associated with the commission of academic dishonesty, ii) intended to circumvent course policies, iii) which result in monetary profit by either the student or others, and iv) that do not violate copyright protections.  For further information, please see Copyright Restrictions.


Other Responsibilities/Expected Behavior:

Electronic Communication/Data Storage Devices.  During lecture, all cellular telephones, pagers, or other electronic communication devices must be turned off or set in the quiet/vibration mode of operation.  Data storage devices (e.g., personal desk assistants, lap top computers, etc.) may be used during lectures and only if they do not cause distraction to other students or the course instructor.  Students failing to meet this expectation will be invited to leave the classroom until such time that they comply with this policy.

During examinations and quizzes, all electronic devices (including personal desktop assistants, computers, etc.) are strictly prohibited.  Students violating this policy will be suspected to have committed academic dishonesty.

Examinations and Quizzes.  Examinations are to be taken without assistance from other students.  If you are aware of any student cheating or having a copy of the current exam, please contact the instructor.  Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated in this course.  Penalties for such action will be enforced.

Decorum.  At all times, students are expected to exhibit behavior appropriate for young (or even older) adults.  Such behavior is delimited by University policy.  Inappropriate behavior, including disrespect for Dr. Cooper or  the laborator teaching assistants, is subject to expulsion from one or more lecture/laboratory sessions without the opportunity to begin or complete the assigned exercises.  In cases of extremely inappropriate behavior, Dr. Cooper  will recommend more severe sanctions (including dismissal from the University).

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Turnitin.com:

Throughout the semester, students will be submitting a number of written assignments for grading.  To help improve your writing and research skills, encourage collaborative online learning, and to ensure originality of student work, these assignments will be submitted electronically via Turnitin.com.  To begin the process of electronic submission, students need to login to Turnitin.com and create a User Profile.  It may be helpful to download the Turnitin Student User Guide (this is a PDF document) for detailed instructions regarding this activity.

To briefly summarize the process, students should point their web browser to http://www.turnitin.com to begin the login process.  Follow the instructions starting on page 4 of the Turnitin Student User Guide.  For your email address, you may use any active account.  However, remember that Dr. Cooper will only communicate with students via their MyYSU Email account.  Follow the process stated in the Turnitin Student User Guide to join my class, “Microbiology - Fall 2007”.  The class/account ID is 1955631 and the join/enrollment password is “biol3702” (“biol” is all in lower case; the password is case-sensitive).  Once you have established your account, you are now ready to submit copies of your assignments.


Permission to Post Grades/Scores:


On a periodic basis, Dr. Cooper will post current scores on this web page (click on “Current Grades”  located near the top of this web page).   However, to have your grades/scores posted, you must give Dr. Cooper your explicit permission to do so using the Grade Posting Permission Form (downloadable as a PDF file) on which you must provide an unique personal identification number (PIN) of your own choosing.  These details will be covered in a handout given to students during the first meeting of the course.  A student's permission to post his/her grades/scores is revocable upon receipt by Dr. Cooper of a written request to do so.  Please Note: Once a student grants permission to post his/her grades/scores, provided that Dr. Cooper and the University take all reasonable security precautions, they shall hold no responsibility for the misappropriation of this information by other individuals.



Required MyYSU Mail Account:

All electronic communications with students enrolled in BIOL 4848/6948 will only be made using the University’s MyYSU Email system.  All BIOL 4848/6948 students must establish their MyYSU Email accounts if they have not done so already.  To activate your free MyYSU Emaill account, go the following URL: http://helpdesk.ysu.edu.  Please note that a MyYSU Email  account does not have to supplant your current non-MyYSU Email service.  A feature MyYSU Email is that all incoming messages can be forwarded to another email account.  Hence, you can retain your present services and still receive all communications from Dr. Cooper.

Acknowledgement of Syllabus:

Students are required to submit a signed and completed Syllabus Acknowledgement Form to Dr. Cooper no later than 10:00 AM on September 5th.  This form can be accesses as a PDF document through the button link below and elsewhere in the course web site.  Failure to properly submit this form will cause Dr. Cooper to withhold the administration of any examinations, quizzes, etc., as well as the recording of any scores/grades to the student(s) who do not comply with this requirement.   Should a student have any questions or concerns about this document or its contents, please contact Dr. Cooper,

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Viewing This Web Page: The web pages associated with this course were produced by Dr. Cooper using the Composer function of Netscape 7.2.  While most web page browsers will read these electronic documents, their structural integrity seems best served by Netscape 7.2 and above.  Buttons used in thisbutton generator web page were created using ButtonGenerator.



If students do have a problem with this web page, please do notify Dr. Cooper.  The problem may be as simple as a broken or inaccurate link which can be readily solved.  Beyond that, contact the YSU Tech Desk by telephone at  330.941.1595 or by email at techdesk@cc.ysu.edu for help with your particular situation.



Important PDF Documents

These and other documents that can be downloaded from this web page require that you use software that reads PDF files, like Adobe Reader.  To acquire this free software, go to www.adobe.com


lecture
Click the button to download a PDF version of the
Lecture Schedule for the Fall 2007 Semester


lab
This button downloads a PDF version of the
Laboratory Schedule for the Fall 2007 Semester
IMPORTANT NOTE: See schedule on the laboratory web page for corrections to Week 6 that have not been made to this PDF file (08/27/07)


gppf
This button downloads a PDF version of the Grade Posting
  Permission Form for the Fall 2007 Semester

saf
This button downloads a PDF version of the Syllabus
Acknowledgement Form
for the Fall 2007 Semester

lab rules

This link downloads a PDF version of the
Laboratory Safety Guidelines/Procedures


Lecture Outlines

Click the appropriate text link to download a PDF version of the lecture outline.  (Note: If the Chapter link is not highlighted/underlined, then the outline is not yet available. If the Chapter link is highlighted in orange, then that chapter will not  be covered this semester.)

Chapter  1     Chapter 12     Chapter 25

Chapter  2     Chapter 13     Chapter 26

Chapter  3     Chapter 16     Chapter 31

Chapter  4     Chapter 17    Chapter 32

Chapter  5     Chapter 18     Chapter 33

Chapter  6     Chapter 19     Chapter 34

Chapter  7     Chapter 20     Chapter 37

Chapter  8     Chapter 21     Chapter 38

Chapter  9     Chapter 22    Chapter 39

Chapter  10    Chapter 23                       

Chapter 11     Chapter 24                        


Writing Assignments

Click the appropriate text link to download a PDF version of the take-home examination. (Note: If the Examination link is not highlighted/underlined, then the examination is not yet available.)

Writing Assignment I     Writing Assignment II
  (available no later than 08/31/07)    
(available no later than 09/14/07)

  Writing Assignment III    Writing Assignment IV
  (available no later than 10/01/07)     (available no later than 11/26/07)
Take-Home Examinations

Click the appropriate text link to download a PDF version of the take-home examination. (Note: If the Examination link is not highlighted/underlined, then the examination is not yet available.)

Take-Home Exam I     Take-Home Exam II
  (available no later than 9/19/07)    
(available no later than 10/15/07)

  Take-Home Exam III     Take-Home Exam IV
  (available no later than 11/07/07)     (available no later than 12/03/07)


Laboratory Information:

BIOL 3702 Laboratory Home Page
[replaces this web page]

Location:
Cushwa Hall, Room 2121


Sections - Mondays and Wednesdays

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Course Code 0363)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Course Code 0364)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Course Code 0365)

Sections - Tuesday and Thursday

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Course Code 0366)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Course Code 0367)

lab
This button downloads a PDF version of the
Laboratory Schedule for the Fall 2007 Semester
IMPORTANT NOTE: See schedule on the laboratory web page for corrections to Week 6 that have not been made to this PDF file (08/27/07)

TAs
This button downloads a PDF containing
the TA contact information/office hours


lab
This button downloads a PDF version of the
Laboratory Safety Guidelines/Procedures


Lecture Calendar

lecture
Click the button to download a PDF version of the
Lecture Schedule for the Fall 2007 Semester



Go to desired month by pressing the
appropriate underlined link

September    October     November     December

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Monday, August 27th

Introduction to Biology 3702: Microbiology

Wednesday,
August 29th
  • Lecture Topic: The History and Scope of Microbiology
  • Assignment: Chapter 1
Friday, August 31st
  • Lecture Topic: The History and Scope of Microbiology (cont.)
  • Lecture Topic: The Study of Microbial Structure: Microscopy and Specimen Preparation
  • Assignment: Chapter 2
Monday, September 3rd

No Class - Memorial Day Holiday

Wednesday, September 5th

Syllabus Acknowledgement Form Due

Writing Assignment 1 Due By 10:00 AM
(both hard and electronic copies)
  • Lecture Topic: The Study of Microbial Structure: Microscopy and Specimen Preparation (cont.)

Friday,
September 7th
  • Lecture Topic: Procaryotic Cell Structure and Function
  • Assignment: Chapter 3
Monday, September 10th
  • Lecture Topic: Procaryotic Cell Structure and Function (cont.)
Wednesday, September 12th
  • Lecture Topic:  Eucaryotic Cell Structure and Function
  • Assignment: Chapter 4
Friday, September 14th

In-Class Quiz 1
  • Lecture Topic: Microbial Nutrition
  • Assignment: Chapter 5
Monday, September 17th
  • Lecture Topic: Microbial Growth
  • Assignment: Chapter 6, pages 119-125, 128-130, and 132-147
Wednesday, September 19th

NOTE: Syllabus Change - Due Date for Writing Assignment 2 Changed to Friday, September 21st

Take-Home Examination I is
available for downloading (click here)
  • Lecture Topic: Microbial Growth (cont.)
  • Lecture Topic: Control of Microorganisms by Physical and Chemical Agents
  • Assignment: Chapter 7

Friday,
September 21st

Writing Assignment 2 Due By 10:00 AM
(both hard and electronic copies)
  • Lecture Topic: Control of Microorganisms by Physical and Chemical Agents (cont.)
Monday, September 24th

Take-Home Examination I due by 10:00 AM

Examination I – covers Chapters 1 through 7

Wednesday, September 26th
  • Lecture Topic: Metabolism: Energy, Enzymes, and Regulation
  • Assignment: Chapter 8
Friday, September 28th
  • Lecture Topic: Metabolism: Energy Release and Conservation
  • Assignment: Chapter 9


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September    November     December



Monday, October 1st

  • Lecture Topic: Metabolism: Energy Release and Conservation (cont.)

Wednesday, October 3rd

In-Class Quiz 2
  • Lecture Topic: Metabolism: The Use of Energy in Biosynthesis
  • Assignment: Chapter 10, pages 225-232 and 235-246
Friday, October 5th
  • Lecture Topic: Microbial Genetics: Gene Structure, Replication, and Expression
  • Assignment: Chapter 11
Monday, October 8th
  • Lecture Topic: Microbial Genetics: Gene Structure, Replication, and Expression (cont.)
Wednesday, October 10th
  • Lecture Topic: Microbial Genetics: Regulation of Gene Expression
  • Assignment: Chapter 12 (specific readings to be announced)
Friday, October 12th
  • Lecture Topic: Microbial Genetics: Mechanisms of Genetic Variation
  • Assignment: Chapter 13, pages 317-348
Monday, October 15th

In-Class Quiz 3

Take-Home Examination II
is available for downloading (click here)
  • Lecture Topic: Microbial Genetics: Mechanisms of Genetic Variation (cont.)

Wednesday, 
October 17th
  • Lecture Topic: The Viruses: Introduction and General Characteristics
  • Assignment: Chapter 16
Friday,  October 19th

Take-Home Examination II due by 10:00 AM

Examination I – covers Chapters 8 through 13

Monday, October 22nd
  • Lecture Topic: The Viruses: Viruses of Bacteria and Archaea
  • Assignment: Chapter 17
Wednesday, October 24th
  • Lecture Topic: The Viruses: Eucaryotic Viruses and Other Acellular Infectious Agents
  • Assignment: Chapter 18
Friday, October 26th
  • Lecture Topic: Microbial Evolution, Taxonomy, and Diversity
  • Assignment: Chapter 19
Monday, October 29th

Writing Assignment 3 Due By 10:00 AM
(both hard and electronic copies)
  • Lecture Topic: The Archaea
  • Assignment: Chapter 20

Wednesday,
October 31st

In-Class Quiz 4
  • Lecture Topic: The Bacteria: Selected Topics
  • Assignment: Chapters 21-24 (specific readings to be announced)


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September    October     December



Thursday, November 1st

Last Day To Withdraw From
Course With A Grade of "W"


Friday, November 2nd
  • Lecture Topic: The Bacteria: Selected Topics (cont.)
Monday, November 5th
  • Lecture Topic: The Bacteria: Selected Topics (cont.)
Wednesday, November 7th

Take-Home Examination III
is available for downloading (click here)
  • Lecture Topic: The Protists
  • Assignment: Chapter 25

Friday,
November 9th
  • Lecture Topic: The Fungi (Eumycota)
  • Assignment: Chapter 26
Monday, November 12th
No Class - Veteran's Day Holiday
Wednesday, November 14th

Take-Home Examination III due by 10:00 AM

Examination III – covers chapters
16 through 26

Friday, November 16th
  • Lecture Topic: Nonspecific (Innate) Host Resistance
  • Assignment: Chapter 31
Monday, November 19th
  • Lecture Topic: Nonspecific (Innate) Host Resistance (cont.)
  • Lecture Topic: Specific (Adaptive) Immunity
  • Assignment: Chapter 32
Wednesday, November 21st

In-Class Quiz 5
  • Lecture Topic: Specific (Adaptive) Immunity (cont.)
Friday, November 23rd

No Class - Thanksgiving Holiday


Monday,
November 26th
  • Writing Assignment 4 (click here)
  • Lecture Topic: Pathogenicity of Microorganisms
  • Assignment: Chapter 33
Wednesday, November 28th
  • Lecture Topic: Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
  • Assignment: Chapter 34
Friday, November 30th
  • Lecture Topic: Human Diseases Caused  by Viruses and Prions: Selected Topics
  • Assignment: Chapter 37 (specific readings to be announced)


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September    October     November



Monday, December 3rd

In-Class Quiz 6

Writing Assignment 4 Due By 10:00 AM
(both hard and electronic copies)

Take-Home Examination IV
is available for downloading (click here)
  • Lecture Topic: Human Diseases Caused  by Viruses and Prions: Selected Topics (cont.)
  • Lecture Topic: Human Diseases Caused  by Bacteria: Selected Topics
  • Assignment: Chapter 38 (specific readings to be announced)

Wednesday,
December 5th
  • Lecture Topic: Human Diseases Caused By Bacteria (cont.)
Friday, December 7th
  • Lecture Topic: Human Diseases Caused By Fungi and Protists
  • Assignment: Chapter 39 (selected diseases will be covered)
Monday, December 10th

Take-Home Examination IV due by 8:00 AM

Examination IV  – covers chapters 31 through 34 and 38 through 39

This examination will begin at 8:00 AM and end no later than 10:00 AM.   The examination will be administered in Ward Beecher Hall, Room 3022.