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BIOL 2420 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1406 or BIOL 2401 or SCIT 1407. One of the following must be met: Student cannot take both BIOL 2420 and BIOL 2421 to satisfy the Core science credit.
Course Description: Study of the morphology, physiology, and taxonomy of representative groups of pathogenic and nonpathogenic microorganisms. Emphasis is placed on applications to humans. Pure cultures of microorganisms grown on selected media are used in learning laboratory techniques. Includes a brief preview of food microbes, public health, and immunology. Designed for non-science majors and allied health students. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2605035103

Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.