Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: BIOL-2320- Section: 71
Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
|Instructor||Dr. Percy Jordan|
|Description||This course covers basic microbiology and immunology and is primarily directed at pre-nursing, pre-allied health, and non-science majors. It provides an introduction to historical concepts of the nature of microorganisms, microbial diversity, the importance of microorganisms and acellular agents in the biosphere, and their roles in human and animal diseases. Major topics include bacterial structure as well as growth, physiology, genetics, and biochemistry of microorganisms. Emphasis is on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health.|
|Prerequisites||Basic Skills: Competency in reading, writing, and math|
1. Provide examples of the impact of microorganisms on agriculture, environment, ecosystem, energy, and human health, including biofilms. (PSLO Alpha) Measured by: Pre-test/Post-test.
2. Identify unique structures, capabilities, and genetic information flow of microorganisms. (PSLO 1) Measured by: embedded test questions
3. Compare the life cycles and structures of different types of viruses. (PSLO 1) Measured by: embedded test questions
4. Discuss how microscopy has revealed the structure and function of microorganisms.(PSLO 2,3) Measured by: embedded test questions
5. Give examples of the range of metabolic diversity exhibited by microorganisms, impact of metabolic characteristics on growth, and control of growth. (PSLO 1,3) Measured by: embedded test questions
6. Describe evidence for the evolution of cells, organelles, and major metabolic pathways from early prokaryotes and how phylogenetic trees reflect evolutionary relationships.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by: embedded test questions
7. Describe the causes and consequences of mutations on microbial evolution and the generation of diversity as well as human impacts on adaptation.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by: embedded test questions
8. Classify interactions of microorganisms on human and non-human hosts as neutral, detrimental, or beneficial. (PSLO 1, 2) Measured by: embedded test questions
9. Compare different sexual and asexual life cycles noting their adaptive advantages. (PSLO 1) Measured by: embedded test questions
10. Illustrate the relationship between major geologic change, extinctions, and evolutionary trends. (PSLO 1, 2, 4) Measured by: class discussions or discussion board activity
PSLO Alpha: Reading Skills-Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills-Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills-Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills-Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills-Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes|
Microbiology with Diseases By Body Systems (5th ed.) by Robert Bauman. ISBN: 978013478304. Publisher is Pearson.
This textbook will contain an access code for Pearson Mastering Microbiology. Please only purchase the textbook from the Lamar State College Bookstore or directly from the Publisher in order to receive the correct access code.
1 Online Orientation, Chapter 1
2 Chapter 3 and Chapter 4
3 Chapter 5 & Chapter 6
4 Chapter 7 & Chapter 8
5 Exam #1 Chapters 1,3,4,5,6,7,& 8
6 Chapter 10
7 Chapter 11
8 Chapter 12
9 Chapter 13
10 Exam #2 Chapters 9,10,11,12,&13
11 Chapter 15 & Chapter 16
12 Chapter 17 & Chapter 19
13 Exam #3 Chapters 14,15,16,17,& 19
14 Chapters 21 & 22
15 Chapters 23 & 24
16 Chapter 25
Final Exam is chapters 20-25.
Exam I: September 23-27, 2018 Chapters 1-8
Exam II: October 14-18, 2018 Chapters 9-13
Exam III: November 11-15, 2018 Chapters 15-19
Final Exam: December 6-11, 2018 Chapters 20-25
Lecture exams (except final exam) will begin on Sunday at 8 pm of the specified week and will end on Thursday at 8 pm of the specified week.
Final Exam will begin on Thursday (12/6/18) at 8 am and will end on Tuesday (12/11/18) at 8 am.
|Final Exam Date||December 6, 2018 - 8:00 AM Through December 11, 2018 - 8:00 AM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|100% Lecture Exams|
October 1, 2018 - Final day to drop a course or withdraw without academic penalty.
November 21, 2018 - Final day to drop a course or withdraw with academic penalty.
|Attendance Policy||Absences, Tardiness, and Make-ups: Attendance is required, and punctuality is expected. You are responsible for all materials covered in class. If you quit coming to class and do not officially drop, your grades will be averaged, and you will receive the grade represented by this average. The administrative details are your responsibility (You must officially drop the course). If you miss an exam because of an excused absence, your lowest lecture exam score will be used as the score for the exam that you missed. Excused absences include medical and family emergencies and are determined at the instructor's discretion. You can only miss one exam with an excused absence (excluding the final), and you must take the final exam. Poor preparation or conflict with other scheduled exams is not a valid excuse for missing an exam.|
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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|Other||I will not discuss grades over the phone. You may request your grades by e-mail from your Lamar State College-Port Arthur e-mail address (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org) or by student-instructor conference.|
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|