A thorough overview of bacteria, viruses, and eukaryotic microorganisms. Special consideration is given to medically important microbes, methods of microbial control, and the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. Basic immunology is also addressed. Growth, isolation and identification of microorganisms are emphases of the laboratory portion of the course. Three lecture hours and one two-hour lab are held each week. In addition to regular tuition, a laboratory fee of $35 will be charged. Prerequisite: None.