Study of the general biology of microorganisms and their classification, morphology, and physiology with emphasis on the importance of microorganisms causing infectious diseases. Immunology will be discussed as it pertains to the microorganisms. Culturing and characterization of microorganisms are the focus of the lab. Lab work required. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in BIOL& 160 or 211 or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Formerly BIO 230, Microbiology.