Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
NS 119 Microbes and Society 3 sem. hrs.
T1 This course is an introduction to the world of microorganisms and how they impact humans of the 21st century. Topics that will be discussed include the place of microbes in ecology and the environment, the uses of microbes in biotechnology, the role of microbes in food production, and numerous other ways that microbes contribute to the quality of our lives. The course also explores bioterrorism, the problem of antibiotic resistance, and surveys microbial diseases of history and contemporary times. Some lab exercises included in the class meeting time. NOT INTENDED FOR SCIENCE OR NURSING MAJORS. No prerequisite.
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