BIOL-401 / ENVR-401: Environmental Microbiology

Credits 4
Grade Scheme
Session Cycle

Exploration of how microorganisms interact with their environment and the implications of these interactions for humans. Specific topics include antibiotic resistance; biodegradation; biodiversity; biofuels; bioremediation; extreme environments; geochemical cycles; methods for sampling; culture and analysis of environmental microorganisms; microbiology of air, water and soil; environmental pathogens; and microbiological treatment of sewage and water. Three lectures and one lab per week. Offered alternate years. (Cross-listed as ENVR-401)

Term Offered
Fall Only