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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MCB5655

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-04-06
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): - New Title: Applied and Environmental Microbiology - no permit required: N
Comments: Approved by GC 10/19/09; sent to SCNS office 11/23/09; SCNS approved 12/9/09, effective 1/2010; posted in banner 12/11/09

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2184 2009-09-28
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Biology AS 120902
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Karen Gilmore 9745188

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MCB 5655 Applied and Environmental Biology

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    App and Env Biology
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    - 0


    MCB 3020C or Consent of Instructor



    Course Description

    A Study of the applications of microbiology to the food/beverage industry, agriculture, public health and bioremediation. This course is a microbiology elective and has a mandatory field trip.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course focuses on microbiology and has a microbiology prefix (MCB). The current title is inaccurate (Applied & Environmental Biology).

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Terminal Degree.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Course Objectives: (a) introduce graduate students to the topics of applied and environmental microbiology, (b) explore some of the questions addressed and methods used in this field, and (c) teach students to read, interpret and present papers from the primary scientific literature.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Student Learning Outcomes: a) students will become familiar with how microorganisms participate in biogeochemical cycles, how they are used as tools to ensure food safety and water quality, and with their use in applications such as food production and wastewater treatment; b) students will be able to interpret articles from the primary scientific literature and to present that knowledge in an understandable fashion to their colleagues via an oral presentation.

    C. Major Topics

    Microbial speciation, microbial detection and quantification, biogeochemical cycling, biofilms, bioremediation, food safety, water safety, wastewater treatment, risk assessment.

    D. Textbooks

    Course Textbooks: Environmental Microbiology, 2nd edition, Raina, Pepper and Gerba

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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