Course Description & Information

Course Overview - updated for Fall 2017

This course provides an introduction to the principle activities and properties of microorganisms, including: Bacteria, Archaea, Yeasts, Molds, Protozoa and Viruses.

The material to be covered includes:

  • a survey of microbial diversity
  • the history of the development of concepts regarding microorganisms
  • microbial metabolic processes such as fermentation and photosynthesis
  • infections and host-parasite interactions
  • host resistance and immunity to infection
  • public health and communicable diseases
  • the roles of microorganisms in food products and spoilage
  • the roles of microorganisms in sewage treatment, agriculture and the environment

There are no prerequisites for MCB 100 but some chemistry is recommended.

TIME AND PLACE

Room 2079 Natural History Building
2:00 - 2:50 AM
MWF

TEXT

Microbiology - with diseases by taxonomy
5th custom edition for the University of Illinois
By Bauman
ISBN 1-323-47025-5