Microbiology

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Description: The course is designed to convey general concepts, methods, and applications of microbiology for health sciences. The role of microorganisms in the environment and in human disease is discussed. Topics include: immunology, bacteriology, virology, and mycology; the morphology, biochemistry, and physiology of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, and fungi; the diseases caused by these microorganisms and their treatments. Laboratory portion of the course provides first hand experiences that inform, illustrate, expand, and reinforce major concepts discussed in lecture.

Registration for in-classroom or hybrid course offerings include lecture (BIO231) and lab (BIO231L).

Upcoming In-Classroom Course Offerings (Lecture and Lab):
Mar 30, 2019 - May 1, 2019 (Saturday/Sunday)
Apr 29, 2019 - May 22, 2019 (Monday/Tuesday)
May 4, 2019 - May 29, 2019 (Saturday/Sunday)
May 27, 2019 - Jun 19, 2019 (Monday/Tuesday)
Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 26, 2019 (Saturday/Sunday)
Jun 7, 2019 - Jul 6, 2019 (Friday/Saturday)
Jun 29, 2019 - Jul 24, 2019 (Saturday/Sunday)
Jul 27, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019 (Saturday/Sunday)

Upcoming Hybrid Course Offerings (Lecture Online with 4-day Intensive In-Classroom Lab):
Mar 28, 2019 - Apr 24, 2019 (in-classroom lab MTW 4/15 through 4/17 (8am-5pm), Thursday 4/18 (8am-10:30am))
Apr 25, 2019 - May 22, 2019 (in-classroom lab MTW 5/13 through 5/15 (8am-5pm), Thursday 5/16 (8am-10:30am))
Jun 20, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019 (in-classroom lab MTW 7/22 through 7/24 (8am-5pm), Thursday 7/25 (8am-10:30am))

Upcoming 100% Online Course Offerings (Lecture Only):
Mar 28, 2019 - Apr 24, 2019
Apr 25, 2019 - May 22, 2019
Jun 20, 2019 - Jul 24, 2019

Recommended Prior Coursework: General Biology II (BIO116 and BIO116L) or equivalent
Lecture Hours: 45
Lab Hours: 0 (online lecture only) or 30 (in-classroom and hybrid)
Total Units: 3 (online lecture only) or 4 (in-classroom or hybrid courses that include lab)
Course Format: Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, nights, weekends, in-classroom, hybrid (classroom and online), and 100% online. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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