General Microbiology - BIOL 3444

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The objective of this course is to introduce you to the life of the prokaryote. From the perspective of both age and biology, this fabulously diverse group of organisms is unlike any other form of life on the planet.

While widely known for their medical importance, these organisms also play important roles in maintaining our environment, supplying food and medicines, and as vehicles by which we may understand the expression of genetic information. The material that we will cover is broad and voluminous; fortunately, it is also interesting.

Environmental Microbiology - BIOL 3328 (See also BIOL 5351 for Graduate Level)

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The objective of this course is to introduce you to the life of microbes in their natural environment, some of the methods used to study mixed communities of microbes, and how microbes impact upon human activities.

Microbial Diversity - BIOL 3311

The goal of this course is to introduce you to the great diversity of microbial life. The topic material explores this diversity by considering the great age of bacteria, their evolution, biochemistry, habitat and form. The course of study focuses attention on organisms not commonly encountered in General Microbiology laboratories.

Microbial Physiology - BIOL 4345

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The goal of this course is to conduct an in-depth review of cellular structure, function, and regulation.