This course will make you aware of the importance of the diversity of microbes and the significance in our every day lives. Different microbes are explored in readings, audiovisual materials and hands on explorations. Topics include viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi, microbes and art, bioterrorism, GMOs and biotechnology, food production and the role of microbes in agriculture. Issues like disease spread and prevention, vaccines and drug resistance will be examined. Students will participate in a challenge project to solve some of the global issues that are currently facing humanity.
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Microbiology and Cell Science