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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MCB5655
Tracking Number - 2184

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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

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2009-09-28
  2. Department: Biology
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 120902
  5. Contact Person: Karen Gilmore
  6. Phone: 9745188
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MCB
  9. Number: 5655
  10. Full Title: Applied and Environmental Biology
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): App and Env Biology
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: MCB 3020C or Consent of Instructor
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. 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.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course:
  26. 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).
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Terminal Degree.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Major Topics: Microbial speciation, microbial detection and quantification, biogeochemical cycling, biofilms, bioremediation, food safety, water safety, wastewater treatment, risk assessment.
  32. Textbooks: Course Textbooks: Environmental Microbiology, 2nd edition, Raina, Pepper and Gerba
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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