Mission: To provide affordable, accessible, and exceptional education that fosters student success
Term: Spring 2017
Course: BIO 2155 Microbiology
Delivery Format: Traditional
Name: Brook Wiersig
Office Location: RC 304
Preferred Contact Method: e-mail
Office Phone: 918-647-1417
Office Hours: As posted
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Textbook 1 Information: Required
Microbiology: An Introduction, 11th ed. Tortora, Gerald J., B. R. Funke, and Christine L. Case. 978-0321733603
Textbook 2 Information: Required
Microbiology: Laboratory Theory & Application, Brief Edition. Leboffe, Michael J., Pierce, Burton, E. 0895829479
Textbook 3 Information: Required
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This course is an introduction to the study of microbes and includes their biochemical, environmental, medical, and social importance. Laboratory study is concerned with morphology, biochemistry, utilization, and control of microorganisms. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 4 hours.
Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: 4 hours Biological Science, Chemistry 1115
General Education Outcomes:
· Demonstration of knowledge results from the appraisal of knowledge and practice of core concepts through analytical, practical, or creative means. Students shall assemble evidence; identify, categorize, and distinguish among ideas, concepts, and theories; and relate and analyze the significant uses of the gathered knowledge.
· Critical thinking encompasses the abilities to identify, categorize, synthesize, and distinguish ideas, concepts, theories, and approaches. The presentation, explanation, and analysis of skills acquired in academic settings allows examination of competing hypotheses and non-academic events in light of acquired knowledge, and relates the implications of cultural and social perspectives.
· Effective communication results from the presentation and expression of concepts encountered in an academic setting in a clear, error-free manner both verbally and in written explanation. Critical aspects are the clear expression of competing hypotheses, and perspectives in response to material read, analyzed, or presented in both academic and non-academic settings.
Practice Global and Civil Awareness-
· Practicing global and civil awareness creates the ability to understand both the student’s own civic and cultural background, as well as that of others. This results from the evaluation of historical and contemporary positions on values, practices, assumptions, and predispositions. Encouraging active community participation and cognizance provides insight and expands students’ perspectives and awareness.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO’s):
SLO 1. Upon completion of the course students will be able to express a basic understanding of the microbial world and its impact on you.
-Students will be able to list several ways in which microbes affect our lives.
-Students will be able to recognize the system of scientific nomenclature that uses two names: a genus and a specific epithet.
-Students will be able to differentiate the major characteristics of each group of microorganism.
-Students will be able to list the three domains.
-Students will be able to match the important historical figure to their contribution to the field of microbiology.
-Students will be able to compare spontaneous generation and biogenesis.
-Students will be able to list at least four (4) beneficial activities of microorganisms.
-Students will be able to define normal microbiota, resistance and emerging infectious disease.
SLO 2. Upon completion of the course students will be able to relate the structure and function of the major chemical components to living things.
-Students will be able to list several properties of water that are important to living systems.
-Students will be able to define acid, base, salt and pH.
-Students will be able to distinguish organic and inorganic compounds.
-Students will be able to identify the building blocks of carbohydrates.
-Students will be able to differentiate simple lipids, complex lipids, and steroids.
-Students will be able to identify the building blocks and structure of proteins.
-Students will be able to identify the building blocks of nucleic acids.
-Students will be able to describe the role of ATP in cellular activities.
SLO 3. Upon completion of the course students will be able to describe and apply appropriate laboratory methods for viewing and identifying microorganisms and controlling microbial growth.
-Students will be able to differentiate an acidic dye from a basic dye.
-Students will be able to explain the purpose of simple staining.
-Students will be able to list the steps in preparing a Gram stain, and describe the appearance of gram-positive and gram-negative cells after each step.
-Students will be able to follow instructions to correctly prepare simple, negative, Gram, Acid-Fast, capsule and endospore stained microorganisms and view them under oil-immersion.
SLO 4. Upon completion of the course students will be able to compare and contrast the functional anatomy of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
-Students will be able to identify the three basic shapes of bacteria.
-Students will be able to describe the structure and function of the glycocalyx.
-Students will be able to differentiate flagella, axial filaments, fimbriae, and pili.
-Students will be able to compare and contrast the cell walls of gram-positive bacteria, gram-negative bacteria, acid-fast bacteria, archaea, and mycoplasmas.
-Students will be able to define simple diffusion, facilitated diffusion, osmosis, active transport, and group translocation.
-Students will be able to recognize the functions of inclusions and endospores.
-Students will be able to differentiate the flagella, cell membrane, cytoplasm, glycocalyx, and ribosomes of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
-Students will be able to describe the functions of the nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi complex, lysosomes, vacuoles, mitochondria, chloroplasts, peroxisomes, and centrosomes.
SLO 5. Upon completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of microbial metabolism.
-Students will be able to define metabolism, and describe the fundamental differences between anabolism and catabolism.
-Students will be able to identify the role of ATP as an intermediate between catabolism and anabolism.
-Students will be able to explain the term oxidation-reduction.
-Students will be able to identify the overall chemical reaction for aerobic cellular respiration.
-Students will be able to describe the overall chemical process, including products of glycolysis, the Krebs cycle and electron transport phosphorylation.
-Students will be able to compare and contrast aerobic and anaerobic respiration.
-Students will be able to describe the overall chemical process, including products, of fermentation.
-Students will be able to recognize the overall chemical reaction for photosynthesis and the microorganisms that use this process.
SLO 6. Upon completion of the course students will be able to express a basic understanding of microbial growth, including physical and chemical requirements for growth.
-Students will be able to classify microbes on the basis of preferred temperature range.
-Students will be able to define minimum, maximum and optimum growth temperature.
-Students will be able to explain the importance of temperature, pH, and osmotic pressure for microbial growth.
-Students will be able to explain the importance of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorous and trace elements for microbial growth.
-Students will be able to identify how microbes are classified on the basis of oxygen requirements.
-Students will be able to define colony.
-Students will be able to define bacterial growth, including binary fission.
-Students will be able to compare the phases of microbial growth, and describe their relation to generation time.
SLO 7. Upon completion of the course students will be able to describe physical and chemical methods of microbial control.
-Students will be able to define the following key terms related to microbial control: sterilization, disinfection, antisepsis, degerming, sanitization, biocide, germicide, bacteriostasis, and asepsis.
-Students will be able to describe the effects of microbial control agents on cellular structures.
-Students will be able to compare the effectiveness of moist heat (boiling, autoclaving, pasteurization) and dry heat.
-Students will be able to describe how filtration, low temperatures, high pressure, desiccation, and osmotic pressure suppress microbial growth.
-Students will be able to list the factors related to effective disinfection.
-Students will be able to identify the methods of action and preferred uses of chemical disinfectants.
SLO 8. Upon completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of microbial genetics.
-Students will be able to define genetics, genome, chromosome, gene, genetic code, genotype, and phenotype.
-Students will be able to describe how DNA serves as genetic information.
-Students will be able to describe the process of DNA replication.
-Students will be able to describe protein synthesis, including transcription, RNA processing, and translation.
-Students will be able to classify mutations by type.
-Students will be able to compare the mechanisms of genetic recombination in bacteria.
SLO 9. Upon completion of the course students will be able to relate practical uses for biotechnology and DNA technology to microorganisms and summarize methods for classification and identification.
-Students will be able to compare and contrast biotechnology and recombinant DNA technology.
-Students will be able to define restriction enzymes, and outline how they are used to make recombinant DNA.
-Students will be able to outline the steps in PCR, and provide an example of its use.
-Students will be able to compare and contrast classification and identification.
-Students will be able to explain the purpose of Bergey’s Manual.
-Students will be able to describe how staining and biochemical tests are used to identify bacteria.
-Students will be able to differentiate Western blotting from Southern blotting.
-Students will be able to explain how serological tests can be used to identify an unknown bacterium.
SLO 10. Upon completion of the course students will be able to relate the characteristics of the important groups of the Bacteria and Archaea to the significance of the organism.
-Students will be able to differentiate the gram-negative chemoheterotrophs.
-Students will be able to differentiate the enterics.
-Students will be able to differentiate the photosynthetic bacteria.
-Students will be able to differentiate the Low G+ C ratio bacteria.
-Students will be able to differentiate the High G+ C ratio bacteria.
-Students will be able to differentiate the Chlamydia, Spirochetes and Domain Archaea.
-Students will be able to give examples of habitats of the Archaea.
-Students will be able to identify the classification for the example species given.
-Students will be able to identify the significance of or the disease caused by an organism.
SLO 11. Upon completion of the course students will be able to identify characteristics of important groups of the Fungi, Algae, Protozoa and Helminthes and the significance of the organism.
-Students will be able to list the defining characteristics of fungi.
-Students will be able to list the defining characteristics of the four phyla of fungi described in this chapter.
-Students will be able to identify two beneficial and two harmful effects of fungi.
-Students will be able to list the distinguishing characteristics of lichens, and describe their nutritional needs.
-Students will be able to describe the roles of the fungus and the alga in a lichen.
-Students will be able to list the defining characteristics of algae.
-Students will be able to list the outstanding characteristics of the five phyla of algae discussed in this chapter.
-Students will be able to list the defining characteristics of protozoa.
-Students will be able to describe the outstanding characteristics of the seven phyla of protozoa discussed in this chapter, and give an example of each.
-Students will be able to list the distinguishing characteristics of parasitic helminths.
-Students will be able to list the characteristics of the two classes of parasitic platyhelminths, and give an example of each.
SLO 12. Upon completion of the course students will be able to relate the characteristics of Viruses to their ability to cause disease.
-Students will be able to differentiate a virus from a bacterium.
-Students will be able to describe the chemical and physical structure of both an enveloped and a nonenveloped virus.
-Students will be able to define viral species.
-Students will be able to give an example of a family, genus, and common name for a virus.
-Students will be able to identify the characteristics of the viral families and the associated diseases.
-Students will be able to describe the lytic cycle of T-even bacteriophages.
-Students will be able to describe the lysogenic cycle of a bacteriophage.
-Students will be able to discuss the relationship between DNA- and RNA-containing viruses and cancer.
-Students will be able to discuss how a protein can be infectious.
SLO 13. Upon completion of the course students will be able to express a basic understanding of immunology.
-Students will be able to differentiate innate and adaptive immunity.
-Students will be able to differentiate physical from chemical factors, and list five examples of each.
-Students will be able to classify leukocytes, and describe the different types.
-Students will be able to define phagocyte and phagocytosis.
-Students will be able to list the stages of inflammation.
-Students will be able to describe the cause and effects of fever.
-Students will be able to differentiate humoral from cellular immunity.
-Students will be able to explain the function of antibodies, and describe their structural and chemical characteristics.
-Students will be able to contrast the four types of adaptive immunity.
Assignments and Course Format:
The general format of the class will be lecture, discussion and student participation, and individual investigation in the lab.
1. Exams: A total of four or five major examinations will be given during the semester for the lecture section of the class. Exams may include multiple choice, matching and possibly labeling sections. Each exam will be a sectional test covering material that has been lectured over since the previous exam, and the final may be comprehensive.
2. Participation and other assignments may count as one overall grade that will be equal to a test grade.
a. Three (3) Article Reviews selected through the library databases. Due dates are: 2/28; 3/30; 4/27. Read the article and write no more than one page about why you chose the article, how it applies to you, what you learned from it, what you thought about it, etc. DO NOT copy or reword ANY of the article unless it is cited correctly (If you want to include some of the article, be sure to indicate that it came from the article!). I will check! Include with your write-up the printed citation.
Average Letter Grade To Figure Overall Average:
90% and above A Exam Average X .75
80%-89% B + Lab Average X .25
70%-79% C Final Average
59% and below F
-The lowest of the regular lecture exam grades may be dropped (this includes the assignment grade but excludes the final). Lecture tests (including the participation/assignment grade) will make up 75% of the total grade.
- Lab will make up 25% of the total grade.
-All assignments must be turned in on the due date. Assignments not received on time will not receive a full score. All students are responsible for making sure assignments are turned in on time.
-Students are expected to take tests at the time they are scheduled. A student that cannot make the exam at the time it is scheduled must contact the instructor prior to missing the test to be able to make that exam up. Arrangements can be made for "special" occasions which are under the discretion of the instructor. All tests must be made up before the week of finals (no make-up tests will be given the week of finals). No curve or bonus will be given on any make-up exam. Lab tests or lab assignments will not be made up.
Responsibility for attending class rests upon the student. Attendance in class is expected and will be recorded. Each faculty member will determine his or her attendance policy which may require between 75 - 90 percent attendance for credit in the course.
Punctual and regular class attendance is expected of all students enrolled at Carl Albert State College. A student is expected to attend every class and laboratory for which he or she has registered. Each instructor will make known to the student his or her policy with respect to absences in the course. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of this policy. Being prepared for class in advance and participating on a regular basis is a vitally important ingredient for academic success.
At the beginning of each semester, every instructor will distribute a course syllabus and clearly state his or her attendance policy. It is the student's responsibility to inquire of the instructor if there are questions.
It is also the responsibility of the student to consult with his/her instructors when an absence must be excused. Instructors are given the prerogative of determining the excusableness of student absences except absences for school-sponsored activities and legally required jury duty, which shall be deemed excusable.
A student is also responsible for all class work covered during his/her absence from class, even in classes in which he/she is able to satisfy the instructor that the absence was unavoidable.
Failure to attend class regularly may result in a recommendation for the student to withdraw from class or from College. Students who cease attending a class but do not withdraw from that class will receive a grade of F for the course. Attendance will be taken in each class at Carl Albert State College each time that class meets.
Additional Course Information:
Additional Supplies: Scantrons, #2 lead pencils, 3-ring binder, colored pencils or pens, paper
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Assessment is the process that evaluates the learning experience with the purpose of continual improvement and has the objective of assuring the accomplishment of the mission of Carl Albert State College.
Academic Integrity/ Misconduct Policy:
The following will apply in connection with academic dishonesty:
A. The instructor and his/her Division Chairperson have final authority over the grades given to students or the lowering of grades because of cheating or plagiarism.
B. The term “cheating” includes, but is not limited to:
1. The use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations.
2. Dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments.
3. Acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the college faculty or staff. The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
If it is established that cheating or plagiarism has more than likely occurred:
A. The instructor may take appropriate disciplinary action, which may include the awarding of an “F” on the particular assignment or in the course.
B. The instructor will make a report of the incident and of action taken to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
C. The student will receive a copy of the report if s/he desires and may appeal the decision of the instructor to the Academic Affairs Committee.
D. The student and instructor may meet individually with the Academic Affairs Committee to present documentation pertinent to the appeal. Once the Academic Affairs Committee renders its decision, the appeal process is concluded.
Carl Albert State College considers all forms of academic misconduct and dishonesty serious matters which warrant serious attention. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cases of cheating and plagiarism, and is, at the very least, subject to disciplinary action by the instructor of record. More serious infractions will warrant disciplinary actions by the college.
Plagiarism is considered unacceptable and incompatible with the educational mission of Carl Albert State College. Since plagiarism always carries consequences, all students are expected to be familiar with the rules for avoiding plagiarism.
Intentional plagiarism is a deliberate act of academic dishonesty in which an individual knowingly represents the work or knowledge of another person as one’s own, knowingly incorporates into one’s work the words or ideas of another person without clear attribution, fails to acknowledge clearly the partial or full authorship of someone else when submitting a work, and/or consistently fails to cite or quote textual resources properly.
Cheating is considered to be a serious infraction of academic integrity and as such is not tolerated at CASC. Specifically, cheating includes, but is not limited to, instances where work is turned in that is not one’s own, copying others’ answers in exams and/or papers, infiltration of grading systems, use of deception in acquisition of answers, and/or instances of forgery.
Students may challenge a final grade, provided a solution cannot be reached through proper academic channels. Students should first contact their instructor and then the Division Chair if resolution is not satisfactory. Appeals for the purpose of challenging a final grade must be made to the Academic Affairs Committee within 90 days after the grade in question appears on the permanent record. Information concerning procedures to be followed is available from the Office of Admissions and Records. (CASC Catalog, p. 74)
A student who feels he or she has serious grounds and evidence to demonstrate unfair treatment by a faculty member may file a formal written complaint with the division chair. First, however, the student is encouraged to visit with the faculty member on an informal basis to discuss the situation. If, after that visit, the student still wishes to file a formal complaint, the division chair will call a meeting between the student and the faculty member to discuss the complaint and any further action. If the issue still remains unresolved, the division chair, faculty member, and student will meet with the Associate Vice President of Instruction in the Academic Affairs Office.
Semester Regulations Concerning the Beginning and End of the Term
Students should keep in mind that the semester begins with the first day of class, and ends with the last day of the designated final exam period. For that reason, and because final exams may be scheduled up to and through the last day of the final exam schedule, all students are encouraged to make their travel plans prior to the first date after the last day of the posted final exam period, unless approval is granted by the division chair AND the Academic Affairs Office. Students may request changes in individual final exam times in writing and through completion of the Change in Final Exam form. Forms are located in the office of the registrar. Requests for change for personal convenience are generally not approved. Approvals are normally limited for the following reasons:
Additionally, with take-home final exams, instructors have the option and may choose to make those due on the last day of finals.
Students are required to:
1. complete the Change in Final Exam form;
2. request the signature and approval of the designated instructor;
3. submit the form to the appropriate division chair for approval;
4. The form will be forwarded to the Academic Affairs Office or designee (Vice President for Sallisaw campus).
5. The Academic Affairs office will then inform the student of the results of the request.
*Requests will be finalized within 72 hours of the formal request.
Students withdrawing from courses should first consult instructors and refer to the current student handbook or website for withdrawal procedures. Additionally, the student should contact the offices of Financial Aid, Admissions, Business, and Retention. Students failing to attend initial class meetings will be dropped from the class without notification. Beyond that, failure to attend class is not equivalent to dropping the class; students who fail to formally drop the class will receive a grade in the course.
Online Etiquette Statement:
Carl Albert State College expects online users to follow the same basic rules that apply in face-to-face communication. The following guidelines provide direction for students using Internet-based communication. Failure to follow appropriate communication rules may result in negative consequences.
1. Think before you write. What you say online is permanent. Review and edit before you post and take the feeling of others into consideration.
2. Be friendly and positive. Even if you disagree with an idea there are ways you can approach your criticism without being hurtful.
3. Use standard English. Avoid slang and jargon with which others in the class may be unfamiliar. Communication is only effective if the audience can relate to it.
4. Be professional. Avoid writing in all caps, using multiple exclamation or question marks, and emoticons.
5. Ask for help. If you feel lost, or need clarification, ask. If you don’t ask the questions your instructor and other students won’t be able to respond. Besides, you’re probably not alone, but don’t wait for someone else to ask for you.
Statement of Instructor Modification Right
This syllabus is subject to alteration at the discretion of the instructor. Notification of alteration will be provided to students via class announcement, e-mail, blackboard posting, or similar reasonable method.
Student Financial Responsibility Statement:
In addition to enrolling in classes, part of your enrollment responsibility is payment of your Business Office Account (tuition, fees, etc.)
If you have already paid your entire balance for the semester, and any past balances, thank you.
If you have not Carl Albert State College requires all students to either pay for their Business Office Account by the first day of class or enroll in the Nelnet Payment Plan located on the website by the first day of class.
Students who anticipate receiving financial aid must enroll in the Payment Plan as well. If the financial aid pays for all costs then the payment plan will not go into effect.
If you have questions, please feel free to call the Business Office at 918-647-1325
Tentative Course Outline for Microbiology Spring 2017
* short week (2/20 President’s Day; 3/13-17 Spring Break; 4/13-14 Easter Break)