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BIOL 2421 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Microbiology for Science Majors
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407 and CHEM 1411. Student cannot take both BIOL 2420 and BIOL 2421 to satisfy the core science credit.
Course Description: Principles of microbiology, including metabolism, structure, function, genetics, and phylogeny of microbes. The course will also examine the interactions of microbes with each other, hosts, and the environment. Emphasis is placed on relationships that influence humans: public health, infectious diseases, and immunology, biotechnology, and environmental and industrial applications. Lab experimentation with pure cultures and selected media will be used to study extensively the medical, environmental, and industrial importance of these microbes. Designed for students in science or pre-professional programs. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2605035103

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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.

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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.