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BIOL 240 –  General Microbiology (CRN: 91522) at  College of San Mateo for Fall 2024

College of San Mateo Website Evening Class Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Class

BIOL 240 General Microbiology

Introduction to the morphology, physiology, and genetics of microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria and viruses. Includes environmental, applied microbiology, and the role of bacteria and viruses in health and disease. Laboratory work consists of isolation, cultivation, and identification of bacteria and techniques used to demonstrate microbial properties; including serological methods and bioinformatics. (Recommended for students majoring in life science, physical science, health science, and nursing). One or more field trips may be required. Minimum 16 hours by arrangement required per term.

Units: 4
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • TBA hours/semester: 16-18
  • Homework hours/semester: 80-90
Prerequisites: A college level biology course with a lab AND a college level chemistry course with a lab. This includes BIOL 110, BIOL 210, BIOL 220, BIOL 230, BIOL 250, BIOL 260, BIOL 130 with BIOL 132 (lab), BIOL 225 (Canada), OR BIOL 215 (Skyline), AND CHEM 192, CHEM 210, or CHEM 410.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5a
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B2 and B3), UC (IGETC Area 5B and 5C).

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Department: Biology

Number of Units: 4

J2 - Lecture and/or Discussion
Meeting Date: 08/14-12/16
Meeting Time: 6:00pm-7:20pm
Days: M, W
Building: 36 Room: 0215
Instructor: Christopher Smith
J2 - Laboratory/Studio/Activity
Meeting Date: 08/14-12/16
Meeting Time: 7:30pm-8:50pm
Days: M, W
Building: 36 Room: 0204
Instructor: Christopher Smith
Critical Dates for this Course Date
Last day to add class August 27, 2024
Last day to drop with a refund August 27, 2024
Last day to drop without a "W" September 2, 2024
Last day to drop with a "W" November 13, 2024
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass Grading Option December 16, 2024
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