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Biology 210 Syllabus Combination


									Biology 210- General Microbiology                                    Dr. Mary Frances Ypma-Wong
Fall 2006                                                  
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General Microbiology Course Description
We discuss major concepts of general microbiology, including 1) procaryotic and eucaryotic cell types,
 2) structural organization of cells, 3) cellular metabolism, regulation of metabolism, and genetics, 4) host-
parasite relationships, 5) microorganisms in human health and disease, 6) immunology and serology, 7)
recombinant DNA technology, 8) growth of microbial cells, 9) controlling growth by chemical and
physical means, and 10) environmental and applied microbiology. Our studies include bacteria, fungi,
algae, protozoa, viruses and prions. Laboratory skills that we will learn include microscopy, staining,
aseptic technique and cultivation of bacteria and fungi. (Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU and UC.)

Class Meetings: Monday and Wednesday
Lectures: 5:30-6:50 pm (#1144)
Labs: 7:00-10:10 pm (#1153)

Required Textbooks:
1. Foundations in Microbiology (Fifth Edition) by K. Talaro
2. Laboratory Theory and Application (Second Edition) by M. Leboffe and B. Pierce

Additional Required Materials:
1. Colored pencils for laboratory notebook drawings
2. Scantron forms-20x100 pt (#882). (due September 6)

Class Website:
 Through this site you may email me, print off class notes, post discussions and retrieve additional class

Grading Outline:

I.     Lecture Exams (500 points) are a combination of multiple choice, short answer and essay
       questions. Lecture information will be covered as indicated by the schedule. The final exam is

II.    Lecture quizzes (100 points) are a combination of multiple choice and short answer
       questions. The quiz topics will be announced during the prior lectures.

III.   Three laboratory exams (220 points) will be given throughout the semester and will have a
       combination of multiple choice and short answer questions. The first exam will cover all the
       exercises covered up to that date. The second exam will cover all the exercises performed up to
       that date and after exam 1. The final lab exam is comprehensive.

IV.    Five laboratory quizzes (40 points) will be given throughout the semester and will have a
       combination of multiple choice and short answer questions. I will indicate the exercises to be
       covered on the quizzes the week before the quiz.
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V.      Laboratory assignments (70 points) will include lab technique evaluations, slide preparation
        evaluations, and written reports worth 5, 10 or 15 points. Most written reports and all
        technique evaluations are to be completed during lab time, so diligent attendance is crucial. I will
        also ask you to xerox specific reports from your manual and hand them in for evaluation.

        5 points of your laboratory grade will be an assessment of your adherence to the laboratory rules
        as well as your ability to follow directions and to use proper technique. This will be an ongoing
        evaluation of your efforts and points will be deducted from this "account" of 5 points when rules
        are not followed or when gross errors of technique are observed. Each absence from a scheduled
        laboratory period will result in a loss of 5 points; clearly, our lab time is carefully planned and
        experiments must be conducted as scheduled.

VI.     On October 9th, each student will receive”unknown” bacteria that must be identified (40
        points). The results of each test performed with the unknown bacteria should be carefully
        recorded in a notebook. You will need to consult a variety of resources in order to identify your
        unknown; the identity of your unknown must be determined by December 11th. Your progress
        with your unknown and your final determination of its identity will be worth 40 points. I will hand
        out a sheet which you will fill out; you will attach all charts and flow charts used in the
        identification of your unknown.

VII.    What is an extended learning project? (25 points). I am scheduling a field trip to the Orange
        County Sanitation facility which provides a very interesting tour; attendance along with a written
        summary of the experience fulfills this project requirement. As a class, we will determine the best
        time to go. If you are unable to attend, then you can read a chapter from some interesting
        microbiology books that I own and write a two page summary. Another possibility is to do a
        microbiology related presentation for the class; my classes have been treated to some very
        interesting presentations from students working in nursing facilities, veterinary clinics, etc.

Grading Breakdown and Summary:

             1.        3 Midterm exams at 100 points each                             =     300
                       Final exam at 200 points                                       =     200
             II.       Lecture Quizzes- 5 at 20 points each                           =     100
             III.      2 Laboratory Exams at 60 points each                           =     120
                       Laboratory Final at 100 points                                 =     100
             IV.       5 Laboratory Quizzes at 10 points each (lowest dropped)        =      40
             V.        Laboratory Assignments and Adherence to Lab Rules              =      75
             VI.       Identification of Unknown                                      =      40
             VII.      Extended Learning Project                                      =      25
                       TOTAL COURSE POINTS POSSIBLE                                       1000 points

GRADING:                A= 90%+ of top course total** B= 80-89% of top course total C= 70-79% of top course
                        total D= 55-69% of top course total F= less than 55% of top course total

**Top course total is the sum of the highest scores on each graded exam, quiz, report, etc.

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Rules and Regulations:

There will be no make-up exams or quizzes given except under verifiable, extreme emergency condition. Notify me
before the event by email. Approved make-up tests will be given during finals week.

Late assignments will be penalized by subtracting 10% from the score per class meeting late.

Turn cell phones off during class time.

No visitors are allowed in the classroom due to safety reasons.

Academic Honesty Policy

This is a difficult course that requires diligent study and attendance. You must earn your grade through hard work.
Cheating is not tolerated. I strictly follow the Orange Coast College Academic Guidelines concerning honesty in
the classroom, a portion of which is shown below. The complete Academic Honesty Policy can be found on the
OCC website.

Orange Coast College has the responsibility to ensure that grades assigned are indicative of the knowledge and skill
level of each student. Acts of academic dishonesty make it impossible to fulfill this responsibility, and they weaken
our society. Faculty, students, administrators, and classified staff share responsibility for ensuring academic honesty
in our college community and will make a concerted effort to fulfill the following responsibilities:

Faculty Responsibilities
Faculty have a responsibility to ensure that academic honesty is maintained in their classroom and to assure the
honest majority that they are not working under the handicap due to dishonest behavior. In the absence of academic
honesty it is impossible to assign accurate grades and to ensure that honest students are not at a competitive
disadvantage. Faculty members are expected to:

       Explain the meaning of academic honesty to their students so they have a clear understanding of the college
    policy. It is strongly recommended that faculty include this in their syllabus.
       Conduct their classes in a way that makes cheating, plagiarism and other dishonest conduct nearly
       Confront students suspected of academic dishonesty and take appropriate disciplinary action in a timely
    manner (see "Procedures for Dealing with Academic Dishonesty").
       Specify whether collaborative learning is permitted or not. Explain thoroughly the parameters, including
    what is not acceptable and represents dishonest conduct.

Student Responsibilities
Students share the responsibility for maintaining academic honesty. Students are expected to:

       Refrain from acts of academic dishonesty.
       Refuse to aid or abet any form of academic dishonesty. That includes refraining from collaborative learning
    that goes beyond the defined scope as specified in class(es).
       Notify instructors and/or appropriate administrators about observed incidents of academic dishonesty.
       Bring student ID for proof prior to taking exams. Administrations Responsibilities Administrators share the
    responsibility for maintaining academic honesty.

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Week            Date                 General Microbiology Projected Lecture Topics                               Chapter in Text

* Throughout the semester, I will indicate page numbers to be read for each chapter .

 1      M       Aug 28              The Main Themes of Microbiology                                                       1 (all pages)
        W       Aug 30              From Atoms to Cells: A Chemical Connection                                            2 (all pages)

 2      M       Sept     4          Labor Day, No Lecture
        W       Sept     6          From Atoms to Cells: A Chemical Connection                                            2
                                    Tools of the Laboratory: The Methods for Studying Microbes                            3

 3      M       Sept 11             Lecture Quiz 1
                                    Procaryotic Profiles: The Bacteria and Archaea                                        4
        W       Sept 13             Eucaryotic Cells and Microorganisms                                                   5

 4      M       Sept 18             An Introduction to the Viruses                                                        6
        W       Sept 20             Lecture Exam I                                                                        (1-5)
 5      M       Sept 25             An Introduction to the Viruses                                                        6
        W       Sept 27             Elements of Microbial Nutrition                                                       7

 6      M      Oct       2          Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of Life                                 8
        W      Oct       4          Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of Life                                 8
                                    Microbial Genetics                                                                    9

 7      M       Oct     9           Lecture Quiz 2
                                    Microbial Genetics                                                                     9
        W       Oct     11          Genetic Engineering: A Revolution in Molecular Biology                                10
                                    Physical and Chemical Control of Microbes                                             11
 8      M       Oct     16          Lecture Quiz 3
                                    Drugs, Microbes, Host-The Elements of Chemotherapy                                    12
        W       Oct     18          Drugs, Microbes, Host-The Elements of Chemotherapy                                    12
                                    Microbe-Human Interactions; Infection and Disease                                     13

 9      M       Oct     23          Lecture Exam 2                                                                        6-12
        W       Oct     25          Microbe-Human Interactions; Infection and Disease                                     13
10      M       Oct 30              The Nature of Host Defenses                                                           14
        W       Nov 1               The Acquisition of Specific Immunity and Its Applications                             15

11      M       Nov      6         Lecture Quiz 4
                                   The Acquisition of Specific Immunity and Its Applications                              15
                                   Immunization and Immune Assays                                                         16
        W       Nov      8         Introduction to Identification Techniques in Medical Microbiology
                                   The Cocci of Medical Importance                                                        18

12      M       Nov 13              The Gram-Positive Bacilli of Medical Importance                                       19
        W       Nov 15              Lecture Exam 3                                                                        13-19
13      M       Nov 20              The Gram-Negative Bacilli of Medical Importance                                       20
        W       Nov 22              Miscellaneous Bacterial Agents                                                        21
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14   M   Nov 27    The Fungi of Medical Importance                                            22
     W   Nov 29    The Parasites of Medical Importance                                        23

15   M   Dec   4   Lecture Quiz 5
                   Introduction to the Viruses of Medical Importance
                   The DNA Viruses                                                            24
     W   Dec   6   The RNA Viruses of Medical Importance                                      25

16   M   Dec 11    Environmental and Applied Microbiology/Review                              26

     W   Dec 13    FINAL EXAM                             Cumulative with emphasis on 20-26

                                                      Bio 210 Syllabus and Lecture Schedule
Bio 210 Syllabus and Lecture Schedule

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