Bio 280 Microbiology

Instructor: Pamela Wilson email address:


Power Points

Office: IB 2425C

Office Hours: see syllabus; by appointment

Required Texts:
Microbiology, An Introduction. 8 th ed. G.J. Tortora, B.R. Funke, and C.L. Case, The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co., Inc., 2004

Microbiology Experiments: A Health Science Perspective, 4 th ed, J. Kleyn, M. Bicknell, and M. Gilstrap, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 2004

A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory, 2 nd ed. Michael Leboffe and Burton Pierce, 1999

The Microbial World (Study Guide) printed by bookstore (Recommended)

Course Prerequisites: Two college level biology and chemistry lab courses or one of each with a grade of 2.0 or better

This course transfers as upper division credits to the University of Washington. It is taught at a level that requires some prior familiarity with biology and organic chemistry. It will be difficult for you to do well if you do not already have an understanding of basic cell biology. Knowledge of basic chemistry is also necessary. Eligibility for Eng. 101 recommended.

The final grade in the course will be based on the following items:

Lecture Exams: 50%

Laboratory: 50% which includes
Quizzes 15%
Practical exam/Unknowns 20%
L ab reports 15%

Lecture Exams: The exams may be composed of multiple choice, matching, and short answer questions. There will be no make-up exams unless special arrangements are made in advance. Please bring a Scantron and #2 pencil for each exam.

Lab Reports: The lab reports will consist of the exercises found in the laboratory workbook and will include all data, as well as answers to the questions at the end of the exercise. They are due the lab period following completion of the experiment.

Quizzes: Quizzes are given the first 15 minutes of class. There will be no make-up quizzes given due to tardiness or absence.

Chemical Sensitivities: Due to the increasing numbers of individuals developing chemical sensitivities and the increasing awareness of such conditions, everyone who attends this class is asked to refrain from wearing any fragrance or perfume. The greatest feasible efforts will also be taken to ensure a fresh air environment free of potentially harmful substances such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, carpet odor, organic solvents, etc. Individuals unsure of the importance of this policy should see the Associate Dean for additional information.