4 credit hours
5 class hours per week
DESCRIPTION OF COURSE
This course covers basic structure and functions of microorganisms with special
n pathogens, disease, control, and immunity. Emphasis is also placed on
recent advances in microbiology.
MICROBIOLOGY: An Introduction
, by Tortora, Funke, & Case; 9th edition
(earlier editions OK, thou
gh page #s are different)
Microbiology Course Pack for Thurlow sections
MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY MANUAL for Thurlow sections
A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory
by Leboffe & Pierce
a good medical di
, a magnifying glass, a Sharpie, a roll of scotch tape are all
This course is assessed based on Associate Degree Outcomes developed by JCC and its Board of
YOU CAN ONLY ATTEND THE LAB SECTION THAT YOU ARE OFFICIALLY
REGISTERED FOR! Exceptions can sometimes be made several weeks into the term,
with the instructor's permission.
Absolutely no food or drink can be consumed in the lab!
Final course grade is based on:
Lab Reports, Procedures
Participation and Laboratory Technique
There will be 6 regular exams plus a final exam (scored as percentages).
The lowest of the six regular exam scores will be dropped. If one of
(other than the final) is not taken, that exam will count as the dropped score.
second exam not taken will be scored as a zero
There will be no make
In special circumstances, arrangements can be
made to take an exam early.
ngly recommend that you plan on taking
, including those
you may not feel prepared for.
Students who arrive late for an exam will not be given extra time to complete it.
To calculate your EXAM AVERAGE, add the scores of the 5 highest of the 6
exam scores to the final exam score and divide by 6.
For example: 92 + 87 + 87 + 96 +
+ 93 + 61 = 516. 516 / 6 = 86% average
LAB REPORTS AND PROCEDURES:
Lab reports will be assigned regularly during the term. You will also be asked to
p a 3 X 5 card that I will sign as particular procedures are completed.
Several quizzes covering laboratory material will be given. They will be worth 10
points each and may or may not be announced. The lowest quiz score will be dropped
computing the final LAB QUIZ percentage at the end of the term. It is best to
always be prepared for a quiz when coming to class.
PARTICIPATION and LABORATORY TECHNIQUE:
Active participation in course activities and laboratory exercises, positive academi
attitude, timely completion of lab assignments, and responsible, safe, and careful
technique will earn you full credit in this category.
A total of eight points are possible. The following will serve as a guideline in
adjusting the point total:
ne scheduled lab period
minus 2 points
late for a lab, leaving early
minus 1 point
poor technique, failure to follow directions
minus 0.1 to 2 points
lab report not turned in
minus 1 point
lab report turned in late
2 points per day
work area not correctly cleaned/disinfected
minus 0.1 to 2 points
The final course grade will be assigned according to this grade scale:
< 50 %
Plan on being in class 100% of the time!
Students are expected to leave a voice mail message or to send an
email if they are unable to attend class.
: A student found
to be cheating or plagiarizing information will either
receive a score of zero on that particular exam or assignment, or a grade of 0.0 in the
The JCC Academic Honesty policy and other important information can be
found in the online catalog a
I have been informed that the l
ast day to withdraw and receive 100% refund on tuition
Jan 18, 2008
Deadline for withdrawal is
Apr. 25, 2008
Be sure to confirm this date with registration if withdrawal
is an option you are
I do not automatically withdraw students who stop attending. The registrar's office,
however, may withdraw students who are not
The Foundation Studies Department includes the Center for Stud
located at 123
Bert Walker Hall (796
8415). CSS can help students who require
special assistance (including those affected by the Americans with Disabilities Act) as
well as those interested in tutoring help or other free services.
I can usually b
e reached at (517) 796
8479. Messages can be left on voice mail at
that number. If you need me to return your call, be sure to leave your phone #.
My office (JM 102) hours will be posted. Be sure to speak with me if you are having
trouble with the cour
LECTURE TOPICS AND READING ASSIGNMENTS
This schedule is flexible. Changes may be made at any time.
pg. #'s 9th ed.
Introduction to Microbiology
1 & 10
The Microbial World and You
Chemical Principles (rea
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells, cont.
Tuesday, Feb. 5
uccess Day, no classes will be
ial Growth, cont.
Control of Microbial Growth
Control of Microbial Growth, cont.
NO CLASSES 3/3 through 3/8
Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
Fungi, Algae and Protozoa
Fungi, Algae and Protozoa, cont.
Principles of Disease and Epidemiology
Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
Nonspecific Defenses of the Host
on Thursday, April
The Immune Response
Practical Applications of Immunology
on Tuesday, May 6
Student / Instructor Agreement
S. Thurlow section
Student's name (printed)____
I will notify the instructor if other students are engaged in activities that compromise
my ability to learn or to complete laboratory assignments.
I will not carry on conversations with other students during lecture or
the instructor is discussing laboratory methods
. I understand that if I
engage in any distractive activities I may be required to leave the classroom for the
remainder of the period.
If I carry a cell phone, pager, or other noise
making device, I will s
ilence or inactivate it
before I come to class.
I have read, and I understand the course information (syllabus) package for S.
BIO 220 / M
icrobiology course for Fall 2008
Any information/course policy that I need to have clarified, however, i
I would prefer that Prof. Thurlow:
O clarify this information in class, or
O clarify this information in person
Signed, _______________________________________ Date _____________