1credit hour(s)Prerequisite:CHEM 1120L or CHEM 1215L or appropriate placement score. Pre- or corequisite:BIOL 2310. This course will emphasize both the theory and hands-on application of techniques used in a microbiology laboratory for the growth and identification of bacterial species. Students will learn microscopy skills and staining techniques for the observation of bacteria. Students will also learn aseptic techniques used for isolation of bacteria, inoculation of cultures, and interpretation of selective and differential growth media for the identification of bacterial species.