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					                 MB 103- Introductory Topics in Microbiology

                         Syllabus - Fall Semester, 2006

Instructor: Dr. Gerry Luginbuhl              Classroom: Williams 2312
Office: 2103 Gardner Hall                    Time: Wednesdays
Telephone: 515-7484                                Section 001: 1:30 - 2:20
e-mail: gerry_luginbuhl@ncsu.edu
Office Hours: Wed., 2:20-4pm

Course Description: Introductory Topics in Microbiology is for freshmen and
transfer microbiology majors in their first year at North Carolina State University.
The course provides basic instruction in computing, academic policies, and study
skills related to reading, comprehending, and discussing scientific information in
general and microbiology in particular.

Objectives: Students will be able to

   1. Use e-mail, web pages and word processing from the campus computer
      labs.
   2. Describe curriculum requirements in Microbiology and in one other major
      and to describe the requirements for minors
   3. Search the web for information on Microbiology organizations, companies,
      employment, and research topics
   4. Discuss current research areas, as presented in journals such as
      Scientific American
   5. Describe their learning style and other major types of learning styles
   6. Apply critical thinking skills to current topics in Microbiology

Schedule

Aug. 23       Introduction, students and faculty get to know one another, and departmental
              faculty, course objectives discussed
Aug. 30*      Academic policies, deadlines; time management; Microbiology Club
              representatives: club activities; Assignment #1 due by midnight tonight
Aug. 28       Last day to drop below 12 hours
Sept. 6*      Dr. Brenda Alston-Mills: Diversity ; Learning styles/ Learning strategies;
              Assignment #2 due at beginning of class period
Sept. 13*     Work on 1st group assignment of Team Project; Turn in individual
              research results at beginning of class
Sept. 20*     Group presentations of 1st Team Project
Sept. 27      Work on 2nd group assignment of Team Project
Oct. 4        Last day to withdraw or drop a course
Oct. 4*       Group presentations of Team Project #2
Oct. 16       Registration advising for 2007 Spring semester begins
Oct. 18*      Exploring your major; preparing for advising; preparing "4 Year Plan"
              What can I do with my major? Professional and Graduate Schools
              Assignment #3 due at beginning of class period
Oct. 25       Dr. Fred Fuller – research opportunities in virology
Oct. 26      CALS Career EXPO
Nov. 1*      Internships and Other Services - CALS Career Services representative
             Assignment #4 due by midnight on Friday, Nov. 3rd*
Nov. 8       Groups work on Team Project #3
Nov. 15*     Group presentations on Team Project #3
             Final exam (take-home, open book) will be given out today
Nov. 22      Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 29*     Final exam is due at the beginning of class today; Course evaluation;
             Last meeting for this class

                           *Note: Assignments are due on dates indicated by *

 Attendance: Attendance is required and will be taken promptly at the beginning
of each class period. Each unexcused absence from class will result in a
deduction of 20 points from your total points for the course. Arriving late will
result in a deduction of 10 points. All excused absences must be documented in
writing. The University's attendance regulations can be found at
http://www.ncsu.edu/policies/academic_affairs/pols_regs/REG205.00.4.php

Assignments and Grading:

Assignment #1: 25 points (due by midnight, August 30th)

      Send me via email 3 web addresses relevant to your microbiology major.
These addresses (URLs) must include one from NC State and two from outside
of NC State.

Assignment #2: 25 points (due at beginning of class September 20th)

       Complete the learning style inventory. Be able to describe your learning
style and discuss how this knowledge can help you get more out of your classes.
At the beginning of class, turn in a short description of your learning style.

Assignment #3: 50 points (due October 18th - bring to class)

        Prepare a realistic personal "Four Year Plan" for obtaining a BS in
Microbiology. Be prepared to discuss your plan in class. Include summer
activities such as internships. Your personal "Plan" may span 3 years, 4 years, 5
years, or whatever — it should be based on your individual situation. Download
from the web the course requirements for one other major and one minor.
Indicate how your summer activities and minor will enhance your personal or
professional development. Hand in all of this material as part of this assignment –
Due at beginning of class.
Grading: 4-year plan coursework: 30 points; Summer plans: 5 points; One other
major: 10 points; One minor: 5 points. Summer plans and minor must include
comments on relevance to your personal or professional development in order to
receive full credit.
Assignment #4: 50 points (due by midnight, Friday, November 3rd)

       Send me an email describing 3 internships or jobs that are currently
posted at CALS Career Services or other locations for Microbiology majors. (25
pts) Sign up with CALS Career Services and email me the URL for your on-line
resume. (25 pts)

Team Projects:

      A: Yersinia pestis: the plague in history and modern times
      B: Bacillus anthracis: the first pathogen identified - and a bio-terrorist's
      choice
      C: "Bird Flu": what is it and why the concern?
      D: HIV: a modern epidemic
      E: Helicobacter pylori: a surprising discovery about ulcers
      F: Human papillomaviruses: a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer

      Individual Assignment: 50 points (due Sept. 6th)

              Gather general information about your group’s microorganism.
      Print out for class 5 sources of information (books, journal articles, web
      sites, etc.) on your group's topic. Include brief descriptions of information
      from each source. Turn in at beginning of class period.

      Group assignment 1: 50 points (due Sept. 13th)

             Research the history of the epidemics/disease incidences caused
      by your pathogen: include information about the microorganism and
      information about epidemics such as when, where, extent of morbidity and
      mortality, and means of transmission. Write a 3-5 page (double-spaced)
      report and present a 10 minute talk – both as a group, not individually.

      Group assignment 2: 50 points (due Oct. 4th)

              Research the discovery of your pathogen: include important dates,
      people and methods. Write a 3-5 page report and present a 10 minutes
      talk – both as a group.

      Group assignment 3: 50 points (due Nov. 15th)

            What are the current treatment and prevention strategies related to
      your pathogen? Describe any new developments. Write a 3-5 page report
      and present a 10 minute talk.

      Each group assignment will be graded as follows:

             Written report: 3-5 pages/assignment: 20 points
             Oral report: approximately 10 minutes/assignment: 20 points
             Group evaluation of each team member’s contribution: 10 points

Final exam: 50 points
       The final exam will be a "take-home" exam covering basic information on
computing, academic policies, and the topics covered in the team project oral
reports. A study guide will be distributed in class. The exam will be distributed on
November 15th and will be due at the beginning of class on November 29th.

Assignments and grading: Summary:
      Assignment #1: 25 points
      Assignment #2: 25 points
      Assignment #3: 50 points
      Assignment #4: 50 points
      Team Project, Individual assignment: 50 points
      Team Project, Assignment 1: 50 points
      Team Project, Assignment 2: 50 points
      Team Project, Assignment 3: 50 points
      Final exam: 50 points
      Total: 400 points

Late assignments, including late final exam, will lose 5 points/day late. No extra
credit assignments

Grades will be awarded according to the following scale:

A+        396-400
A         368-395
A-        360-367
B+        352-359
B         328-351
B-        320-327
C+        312-319
C         288-311
C-        280-287
D+        272-279
D         248-271
D-        240-237
F         0-239

Academic Integrity:

Students are expected to be familiar with and abide by the NC State Code of Student Conduct
(see: www.fis.ncsu.edu/ncsulegal/codeof.htm). Academic dishonesty, such as cheating, and
plagiarism, or helping others to cheat or plagiarize, will not be tolerated.

Disability Statement:

Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with verifiable disabilities. In order to take
advantage of available accommodations, students must register with Disability Services for
Students at 1900 Student Health Center, Campus Box 7509, 515-7653.
http://www.ncsu.edu/provost/offices/affirm_action/dss/ For more information on NC State's policy
on working with students with disabilities, please see the Academic Accommodations for
Students with Disabilities Regulation
(http://www.ncsu.edu/policies/academic_affairs/courses_undergrad/REG02.20.1.php).

				
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