Created exclusively for students from non-science backgrounds, this course introduces the biology of various microorganisms and their significance in comprehending fundamental cellular processes and human affairs.
Gain understanding of biology and diversity of microorganisms
Identify underlying principles that govern microbial evolution
Recognize the interplay between the immune response and foreign invaders
Evaluate the application of microbiology in various biotechnological and industrial fields
About this course:
Designed for non-science students; introduction to biology of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, protozoa, algae, fungi), their significance as model systems for understanding fundamental cellular processes, and their role in human affairs. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 101. Transferable for UC credit.