Microbiology is the study of microorganisms; this class focuses predominantly on bacteria emphasizing central themes of cellular biology and the scientific method. This course is a laboratory-based course (lectures are integrated with labs) in which the students learn the fundamental techniques of the discipline. In the latter part of the semester, the students are required to do an intensive independent project of their design that applies the techniques they have learned.
Prerequisite: Cell Biology or first semester of AP® Biology
Credit: ½ (biology)
Length: 1 semester