Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Summer Courses


    Aquatic Toxicology

  • METX 80E

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    An introduction to the sources, cycling, and impacts of toxicants in aquatic systems, including acid rain, ground water, fresh water rivers and lakes, estuaries, and the ocean. Emphasis is on the properties of toxic chemicals that influence their biogeochemical cycles and factors that influence their toxicity to aquatic organisms and humans. (General Education Code(s): SI, T-2 Natural Sciences.) 


  • Microbiology

  • METX 119

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    Cell and molecular biology of bacteria and their viruses, including applications in medicine, public health, agriculture, and biotechnology. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 100 or BIOC 100A.


  • Microbiology Laboratory

  • METX 119L-01

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    An introduction to the principles and practices of laboratory microbiology, with a substantial presentation of optical microscopy. Students are billed a materials fee. Prerequisite(s): previous or concurrent enrollment in course 119 required; satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to biological sciences and affiliated majors; biology minors; other majors by permission. (General Education Code(s): W.)


  • Microbiology Laboratory

  • METX 119L-02

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    An introduction to the principles and practices of laboratory microbiology, with a substantial presentation of optical microscopy. Students are billed a materials fee. Prerequisite(s): previous or concurrent enrollment in course 119 required; satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to biological sciences and affiliated majors; biology minors; other majors by permission. (General Education Code(s): W.)


  • Microbiology Laboratory

  • METX 119L-03

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    An introduction to the principles and practices of laboratory microbiology, with a substantial presentation of optical microscopy. Students are billed a materials fee. Prerequisite(s): previous or concurrent enrollment in course 119 required; satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to biological sciences and affiliated majors; biology minors; other majors by permission. (General Education Code(s): W.)


  • Microbiology Laboratory

  • METX 119L-04

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    An introduction to the principles and practices of laboratory microbiology, with a substantial presentation of optical microscopy. Students are billed a materials fee. Prerequisite(s): previous or concurrent enrollment in course 119 required; satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to biological sciences and affiliated majors; biology minors; other majors by permission. (General Education Code(s): W.)


  • Functional Anatomy

  • METX 135

    Session 2

    A rigorous systems-based course in anatomy. Lectures provide an overview of functional anatomy at all levels from the systems to the tissues. Provides a mechanistic understanding of the structures of the body as a foundation for human-health oriented studies. (Formerly BIOL 135.) Prerequisite(s): courses 20A and Biology: Ecology and Evolutionary 20B. Concurrent enrollment in course 135L is required. Enrollment restricted to biological sciences majors and affiliated majors and biology minors.


  • Functional Anatomy Lab (2 credits)

  • METX 135L

    Session 2 

    Complements lecture course 135. Emphasizes nomenclature and recognition; includes the embryology and histology of bones, muscles, and internal organs, and the interactions between the systems of the body. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly BIOL 135L.) Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B. Enrollment restricted to biological sciences majors and affiliated majors and biology minors. Concurrent enrollment in METX 135 is required.