Course Descriptions for BIOL 2420
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 SCIT 1407. One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement. Student cannot take both BIOL 2420 and BIOL 2421 to satisfy the core science credit.
Course Description: An overview of the morphology, physiology, and taxonomy of representative groups of pathogenic and non-pathogenic organisms. Emphasis is placed on applications to humans and techniques used in growing pure cultures of microorganisms on selected media. A brief preview on public health issues is also presented. Designed for non-science majors and allied health students. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2605035103
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.
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.