General Microbiology (BIOL 021)


High School Diploma or equivalent, with a solid understanding of basic biology.

Course Description

This course conveys the general concepts, methods, and applications of general microbiology for the health sciences. Topics include immunology, bacteriology, virology, and mycology. The course also covers the morphology, biochemistry, and physiology of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, and fungi; the diseases caused by these microorganisms and their treatments; and the immunologic, pathologic, and epidemiological factors associated with diseases.

$100 credit for Textbook

Tortora, G., Funke, B., Case, C. (2009). Microbiology: An Introduction. 11th Edition. San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.
(ISBN-10: 0321733606)

Every ISP student entering General Microbiology receives a $100 credit toward the purchase of textbooks. For more information, please refer to our Textbook Policy.

Additional Texts (Recommended, Not Required)

Garrett, Lori & Penn, Judy (2009). Get Ready for Microbiology. San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.
(ISBN-10: 0321683471)

You may acquire the book from any outlet you prefer. However, for your convenience, an option is provided below:

Microbiology: An Introduction. 11th Edition

Get Ready for Microbiology


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