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Course:

BIO 205 Microbiology (084004) and (084101)

Instructor: Time Frame:

Dr. Matt Pearcy June 2th to July 26th (Summer 2008)

      A. Instructor Contact and Communications Phone: E-mail address: Skype Address: Office Location: Office Hours: Classroom location: 928-649-5486 Matt_Pearcy@yc.edu mattpearcy VC.J 103 Thursday 1:00pm to 5:00pm Thursday 8:00am to 12:00pm (084004) in VC.L 105 Thursday 5:30pm to 9:30pm (084101) in VC.L 105 B. General Course Information 4.0 The class provides an introduction to the diverse lifestyles of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa, methods of control, ecology, and their roles in human and animal diseases. BIO 156 (Preferred), or BIO 100 or BIO 181, and CHM 130; or consent of instructor. To gain an understanding of the microbial world and its interactions with humans. Fundamentals of Microbiology, Alamco (Eighth Edition) and Alcamos Laboratory Fundamentals of Microbiology both by Jeffrey Pommerville

Credit hours: Course description:

Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Course purpose: Textbooks, software, supplies, equipment and tools:

C. Course Content and Outcomes

Course content: 1. Bacterial anatomy and physiology 2. Bacterial nutrition and metabolism 3. Bacterial genetics 4. Infection and resistance 5. Antibodies and antigens 6. Cellular immunity 7. Viruses 8. Fungi and protozoa 9. Physical and chemical control of microorganisms 10. Medical microbiology 11. Normal and useful microbes Learning outcomes: 1. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of bacteria. 2. Describe the biological processes involved in bacterial metabolism. 3. Describe the biological processes involved in bacterial genetics. 4. Describe the biological processes involved in infection and resistance. 5. Describe the biological interplay between antigens and antibodies. 6. Describe the biological processes involved in medical microbiology. 7. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of viruses. 8. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of fungi and protozoa. 9. Describe and identify control mechanisms of microorganisms. 10. Identify and describe normal and useful microbes. Assessments: Assessments for the class will include four in class, closed book, exams covering the lecture material. The first three tests will be worth 100 points and the last test will be a 200 point comprehensive exam. There will be 7 online quizzes covering the lecture and lab material. The lab notebooks will be collected and graded two times during the semester. Students will also complete a learning styles assessment and write a short paper on the subject. Exams:

Grading (credit) criteria:

3 in class exams at 100 pts apiece …………………………...300 pts. 1 comprehensive final ……………………………..................200 pts. Quizzes: 7 quizzes at 40 pts. apiece .……………………………….......280 pts. Labs: Lab notebooks collected 2 times at 100 pts each time………..200 pts. Learning Styles Assessment………………………………………20 pts. Total 1000 pts.

Letter Grades: A = 900 – 1000 pts. B = 800 – 899 pts. C = 700 – 799 pts. D = 600 – 699 pts. F ≤ 698 pts. Labs: Labs will be graded based on the quality and completeness of the lab notebook, the identification of multiple unknowns and participation in group problem solving sessions. Quizzes: The online quizzes will cover the material covered in both the lecture and lab portion of the class. Exams: There will be three exams worth 100 points throughout the semester. The fourth exam will be a comprehensive final exam. Absences: There are no make-ups allowed for labs or quizzes. Exams can be made up with instructor permission only. If the student misses an exam the excuse must be accompanied by documentation. (ie, Doctor’s excuse) No extra credit work is allowed.

Student Resources (as applicable)
Library services: Library services are available at the Prescott Campus and the Verde Valley Campus libraries. Both libraries are members of a countywide library network, which provides access to a wide-range of information and resources at libraries throughout Yavapai County. Possession of a College library card entitles students to access materials housed at member libraries. Instructors may place required course materials on reserve in the library or make assignments that require the use of library resources. Learning Centers: A Learning Center is available on the Prescott and Verde Valley Campuses. These centers provide a variety of learning support for students including tutoring, adaptive computer and equipment for students with disabilities, and a networked general computer lab. Tutoring: Call for details: Prescott 776-2085 or Verde Valley 634-6562

Online resources and services:

Online writing tutoring for any academic subject is available at www2.yc.edu/content/learningcenters

Instructor Procedures and Institution Policies
Attendance: Students are expected to attend and participate in all class meetings, laboratories, and field trips. A student who expects to be absent due to another school-sponsored activity or compelling personal reason must make prior arrangements with the instructor. All course work must be made up as directed by the instructor. A student who does not adhere to instructor and College attendance requirements may be dropped from the course as defined in the Yavapai College General Catalog. Course withdrawal: After the drop/add period closes, students may withdraw until the deadline for student-initiated withdrawals. Withdrawals result in a "W" on the permanent transcript. For semester-length classes 14 weeks in length or longer, the withdrawal deadline is November 1 in the Fall semester, April 1 in the Spring semester. For classes of 4 days to 14 weeks in length, withdrawals are permitted until the class is 50 percent completed. For classes of 1-3 days in length, withdrawals are permitted until the class is 50 percent completed. A "Y" is noted on the permanent transcript for an administrative withdrawal. More information can be obtained from the Admissions & Registration Office. Academic integrity: Honesty in academic work is a central element of the learning environment. The presentation of another individual’s work as one’s own or the act of seeking unfair academic advantage through cheating, plagiarism or other dishonest means are violations of the College’s “Student Code of Conduct.” Definitions of plagiarism, cheating, and violation of copyright and penalties for violation are available in the Yavapai College General Catalog. Student code of conduct: Respect for the rights of others and for the College and its property are fundamental expectations for every student. The “Student Code of Conduct” outlines behavioral expectations, and explains the process for responding to allegations of student misconduct. Disability support services: Yavapai College is committed to providing educational support services to students with documented disabilities. Academic support services or accommodations for mobility impaired students must be arranged through the ADA Coordinator (Prescott Campus: 928.776.2079 or Verde

Valley Campus: (928.634.6563). Cell phone and pager: Yavapai College is committed to providing a quality learning environment. All cell phones and pagers must be placed in a nonaudible mode while in classrooms, computer labs, the library, the learning center, and testing areas. Cell phones and pagers must be used outside these facilities. Preventing Harassment: Students are expected to respond and write in a professional and appropriate manner when activities are assigned to create scenarios, discuss opinions, present on a selected subject, or post to a web board. Inappropriate language or objectionable material will not be tolerated and could result in a failing grade for the class. Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintain an appropriate learning environment. Students who fail to adhere to such behavioral standards may be subject to discipline. Faculty have the professional responsibility to treat all students with understanding, dignity and respect, to guide classroom discussion and to set reasonable limits on the manner in which they and their students express opinions. Professional courtesy and sensitivity are especially important with respect to individuals and topics dealing with differences of race, culture, religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender variance and nationalities.

BIO 205 Summer 2008 Tentative Class Schedule
The general course content and learning outcomes addressed for each class is listed below. The topics covered will include, but are not limited to, the content listed below. I reserved the right to change the contents listed below. If the content is changed I will issue a new syllabus and syllabus agreement form to insure that all students are aware of the changes. Week 1 Date June 2nd Online Quiz #1 due June 5th Chapters 3, 4 and 5 Course Content: Bacterial anatomy and physiology. Bacterial nutrition. Learning Outcomes: Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of bacteria. Describe the biological processes involved in bacterial metabolism. 2 June 9th Online Quiz #2 due June12th Exam #1 is June 12th Chapter 6 and 7 Course Content: Bacterial metabolism. Bacterial genetics. Learning Outcomes: Describe the biological processes involved in bacterial metabolism. Describe the biological processes involved in bacterial genetics. Chapters 9, 10, 13, and 14 Topic

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June 16th

Online Quiz #3 due June 19th

Course Content: Medical Microbiology. Viruses. Learning Outcomes: Describe the biological processes involved in medical microbiology. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of viruses.

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June 23rd Online Quiz #4 due June 26th Exam #2 is June 26th

Chapters 15, 16 and 17 Course Content: Fungi. Protozoa. Learning Outcomes: Describe the anatomy and physiology of fungi. Describe the anatomy and physiology of protozoa. Chapters 18, 19 and 20 Course Content: Infection and Resistance. Antibodies and Antigens. Learning Outcomes: Describe the biological processes involved in infection and resistance. Describe the interplay between antigens and antibodies.

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June 30th Online Quiz #5 due July 3rd

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July 7th Online Quiz #6 due July 10th Exam #3 is July 10th

Chapter 21 and 23 Course Content: Cellular Immunity. Physical and chemical control of microorganisms. Learning Outcomes: Describe the interplay between antigens and antibodies. Describe and identify control mechanisms of microorganisms.

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July 14th Online Quiz #7 due July 17th

Chapters 24, 25, 27 and 8 Course Content: Antimicrobial Drugs and Microbiology of foods. Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. Learning Outcomes: Medical microbiology. Identify and describe normal and useful microbes.

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July 21st Exam #4 is July 24th

Class Review and Comprehensive Final Exam

BIO 205 General Lab Schedule for Summer 2008 A portion of the lab will be online. Weekly announcements will inform the students as to which portion of the labs will be online and which will be inperson. Week Date Topic Covered Lab Safety 1 June 2nd
The Compound Microscope (pg. 23) Preparation of Bacterial Smear and Simple Stain (pg. 35) Negative Stain (pg. 43) The Gram Stain (pg. 49) Pure Cultures (pg. 11) Bacterial Structures (pg. 55) Evaluation of Disinfectants and Antiseptics (pg. 125) The Effect of Antibiotics on Bacteria (pg. 135)

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June 9th

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June 16th

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June 23rd Lab Notebook Collection #1

The Genus Mycobacterium (pg. 153) The Enteric Bacteria (pg. 179) The Genus Staphylococcus (pg. 171) NO CLASS ON JULY 3rd The Genus Neisseria (pg. 167) The Genus Clostridum (pg. 195) The Genus Lactobacillus (pg. 201) The Genus Streptococcus (pg.159) The Genus Bacillus (pg. 191) Identification of a Bacterial Unknown (pg. 207) Complete Genus Studies

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June 30th July 7th

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July14th July 21st Lab Notebook Collection #2

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