Course description

Though antibiotic resistance puts millions of lives at peril from infectious diseases each year, antibiotics and other antimicrobials have played a critical role in helping scientists understand biological systems better. This class examines the biology of microbial life through the lens of antibiotics and other antimicrobials. It is intended for non-life-science majors.

Outcome 1: Explain, evaluate, and effectively interpret factual claims, theories, and assumptions in the sciences.

Outcome 2: Find, access, critically evaluate, and ethically use information.

Outcome 3: Integrate quantitative and qualitative information to reach defensible and creative conclusions.

Outcome 4: Communicate effectively through writing, speech, and visual information.

Outcome 5: Demonstrate the capability to work both independently and in cooperation with others.

Outcome 6: Apply concepts of sustainability to the analysis of one of more major challenges facing humans and the Earth’s resources.

Summer 2024: Online course

Anthony Hay
Anthony Hay
Associate Professor, Microbiology