MICROBIOLOGY - BIO 220

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MICROBIOLOGY
-

BIO 220

4 credit hours

5 class hours per week


COURSE INFORMATION

WINTER 2008


DESCRIPTION OF COURSE
:

This course covers basic structure and functions of microorganisms with special
emphasis o
n pathogens, disease, control, and immunity. Emphasis is also placed on
recent advances in microbiology.


INSTRUCTOR
: Steve

Thurlow

REQUIRED MATERIALS
:


-

MICROBIOLOGY: An Introduction
, by Tortora, Funke, & Case; 9th edition



(earlier editions OK, thou
gh page #s are different)

-

BIO 220
-

Microbiology Course Pack for Thurlow sections

-

MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY MANUAL for Thurlow sections

OPTIONAL MATERIALS
:


-

A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory

by Leboffe & Pierce


-

a good medical di
ctionary


-

colored pencils
, a magnifying glass, a Sharpie, a roll of scotch tape are all



helpful


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This course is assessed based on Associate Degree Outcomes developed by JCC and its Board of
Trustees, including:


ADO 7.

Critical thinking.


ADO 4.

Scientific reasoning.


**************************************



YOU CAN ONLY ATTEND THE LAB SECTION THAT YOU ARE OFFICIALLY
REGISTERED FOR! Exceptions can sometimes be made several weeks into the term,
but
only

with the instructor's permission.


Absolutely no food or drink can be consumed in the lab!


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GRADING PROCEDURE
:


Final course grade is based on:



Lecture Exams





-

60%



Lab Reports, Procedures




-

16%



Lab Quizz
es






-

16%



Participation and Laboratory Technique

-


8 %











100%






EXAMS:



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
the exams
(other than the final) is not taken, that exam will count as the dropped score.
A
second exam not taken will be scored as a zero
.


There will be no make
-
up exams.

In special circumstances, arrangements can be
made to take an exam early.


I stro
ngly recommend that you plan on taking
every exam
, 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
regular
exam scores to the final exam score and divide by 6.


For example: 92 + 87 + 87 + 96 +
71

+ 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
kee
p a 3 X 5 card that I will sign as particular procedures are completed.


LAB QUIZZES:

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
in
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
c
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:

-

miss o
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





-

minus 0.
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:


92
-

100 %
-

4.0

86
-

91.9 %
-

3.5

80
-

85.9 %
-

3.0

76
-

79.9 %
-

2.5

70
-

75.9 %
-

2.0

66
-

69.9 %
-

1.5

60
-

65.9 %
-

1.0

50
-

59.9 %
-

0.5

< 50 %
-

0.0


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.


CHEATING
: 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
course.



The JCC Academic Honesty policy and other important information can be
found in the online catalog a
t:



http://www.jccmi.edu/catalog/catalog.htm


I have been informed that the l
ast day to withdraw and receive 100% refund on tuition
is
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
considering.


I do not automatically withdraw students who stop attending. The registrar's office,
however, may withdraw students who are not
attending regularly
.




The Foundation Studies Department includes the Center for Stud
ent Su
ccess,
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
se.

Email:
thurlowstevenj@jccmi.edu


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LECTURE TOPICS AND READING ASSIGNMENTS

WINTER 2008


This schedule is flexible. Changes may be made at any time.


Week of
:


Chapter

Topic

pg. #'s 9th ed.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------

1/8/08



Introduction to Microbiology



1 & 10

The Microbial World and You

pp. 1
-
2, 4
-
6, 282
-
288




2

Chemical Principles (rea
ding only)

pp. 39
-
49



3

Observing Microorganisms


1/15


4

Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells



1/22

EXAM 1

4

Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells, cont.


1/29


6

Microbial Growth



2/5

Tuesday, Feb. 5

is
Project S
uccess Day, no classes will be
held




6

Microb
ial Growth, cont.


2/12

EXAM 2

7

Control of Microbial Growth




2/19


7

Control of Microbial Growth, cont.


2/26

EXAM 3

8

Microbial Genetics




NO CLASSES 3/3 through 3/8


3/11


9

Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology




12

Fungi, Algae and Protozoa



3/18

EX
AM 4

12

Fungi, Algae and Protozoa, cont.



13

Viruses


3/25


13

Viruses, cont.


4/1

EXAM 5

14

Principles of Disease and Epidemiology


4/8


15

Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity


4/15


16

Nonspecific Defenses of the Host



EXAM 6


Exam

on Thursday, April

17


4/22


17

The Immune Response


4/29


18

Practical Applications of Immunology



20

Antimicrobial Drugs


FINAL EXAM

on Tuesday, May 6

Student / Instructor Agreement
-

S. Thurlow section
-

WINTER 2008

Microbiology
-

BIO 220


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
while

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.
Thurlow's

BIO 220 / M
icrobiology course for Fall 2008
.


Any information/course policy that I need to have clarified, however, i
s indicated
below:










I would prefer that Prof. Thurlow:


O clarify this information in class, or


O clarify this information in person



Signed, _______________________________________ Date _____________