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BIOL 3702 Lecture And Laboratory Schedule

Spring 2021 Semester

(February 10, 2021)

This web page contains the schedule of both the lecture and laboratory components associated with BIOL 3702.  Due to unforeseen events, this schedule and the course components are subject to change.  However, to the extent possible, students shall be held harmless should any changes become necessary.

Importantly, students should take particular notice of all deadlines (highlighted in yellow) for quizzes, laboratory reports, SmartBook exercises, etc.  These deadlines are firm.  Requests for the extension of these deadlines shall not be entertained.  A separate web page, Assignment Deadlines, has been posted that lists all lecture and laboratory assignments and their associated deadlines.  Students would be wise to keep a calendar when assignments are available and due as well as to plan their study habits accordingly.

In addition, unless students are otherwise notified or posted differently in the following schedule, video lectures, quizzes, etc., are available on the date indicated below.  Laboratory exercises are available the weekend before they are scheduled to be conducted.

Please report any “broken” links to Dr. Cooper

Week 1

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Jan. 11 (Mon.)

Introduction to BIOL 3702

Introduction Video Lecture

Chapter 1 Video Lectures

Lecture Quiz #1 (covers Chapter 1)

Syllabus Acknowledgement Statement

Assessment Quiz

SmartBook Exercises: Chapters 1-4

Introduction to the Microbiology Laboratory [PDF] (Video Lecture

Safety Quiz

Liability Waiver

Virtual Lab Tutorial [Bonus Points]

Virtual Lab Safety (Hand Washing)

Virtual Lab Safety (Personal)

Pre-Lab Quiz #1 (Microscopy) (Deadline: prior to the start of your next corresponding lab section)

Jan. 12 (Tue.)

 

Jan. 13 (Wed.)

Chapter 1 Review: Evolution of Microbes and Microbiology

Jan. 14 (Thu.)

 

Jan. 15 (Fri.)

Chapter 1 Review (cont.)

Proctorio Practice Quiz

Deadline (by 12:00 PM): Assessment Quiz

Lab Closed to BIOL 3702 Students

Week 2

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Jan. 18 (Mon.)

Legal Holiday – University Closed (No Lecture or Laboratory Sessions)

NOTE: Students in Monday lab sections will not meet this week.   

Jan. 19 (Tue.)

Chapter 2 Video Lectures

Lecture Quiz #2 (covers Chapter 2)

Last day to add classes or change grading option

Tue., Wed., and Thu. Lab Sections

Bright-Field Microscopy [PDF] (Video Lecture)

Virtual Lab Brightfield Microscopy

Virtual Lab Microscopy - Oil Immersion

Exercise: The Bright-Field Microscope: Its Proper Use and Care

Deadline (Tues. by 8:00 AM): Liability Waiver [Students who fail to submit acknowledgement of the Liability Waiver shall not be permitted to attend any future laboratory sessions until this waiver is successfully completed.  In addition, no credit shall be given for work missed.]

Jan. 20 (Wed.)

Chapter 2 Review: Microscopy

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #1

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Syllabus Acknowledgement Statement

Jan. 21 (Thu.)

 

Jan. 22 (Fri.)

Chapter 2 Review (cont.)

Deadline (by 12:00 PM): Proctorio Practice Quiz

Open Lab Until 12:00 PM

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Safety Quiz [Students who fail to pass the Safety Quiz with at least 13 out of 15 possible points shall not be permitted to attend future laboratory sessions until this quiz is successfully completed.  In addition, no credit shall be given for work missed.]

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Virtual Lab Tutorial

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Virtual Lab Safety (Hand Washing) Exercise

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Virtual Lab Safety (Personal) Exercise

Week 3

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Jan. 25 (Mon.)

Chapter 3 Review: Bacterial Cell Structure

Chapter 3 Video Lectures

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #2

Lecture Quiz #3 (covers Chapter 3)

Mon. Lab Section Only

Bright-Field Microscopy [PDF] (Video Lecture)

Virtual Lab Brightfield Microscopy

Virtual Lab Microscopy - Oil Immersion

Exercise: The Bright-Field Microscope: Its Proper Use and Care

Jan. 26 (Tue.)

 

Skills Test I: Microscopy Proficiency  (Tue., Wed., and Thu. lab sections shall meet to begin this exercise.  Mon. lab sections may begin this exercise as well.)

Pre-Lab Quiz #2 (Aseptic Technique) (Deadline: prior to the start of your next corresponding lab section)

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Microscopy Lab Report

Jan. 27 (Wed.)

Chapter 3 Review (cont.)

Jan. 28 (Thu.)

 

Jan. 29 (Fri.)

Chapter 3 Review (cont.)

Week 4

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Feb. 1 (Mon.)

Chapter 4 Review: Archaeal Cell Structure

Chapter 4 Video Lecture

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #3

Lecture Quiz #4 (covers Chapter 4)

Aseptic Transfer and Streak Plate Techniques [PDF] (Video Lecture)

Exercise: Basic Culture Technique: Aseptic Transfer

Exercise: Basic Culture Techniques: Streak Plate

[NOTE: Thu. lab sections must return by noon on Friday to check results]

Feb. 2 (Tue.)

 

Feb. 3 (Wed.)

Chapter 5 Review: Eukaryotic Cell Structure

Chapter 5 Video Lectures

Lecture Quiz #5 (covers Chapter 5)

SmartBook Exercises: Chapters 5-9

Feb. 4 (Thu.)

 

Feb. 5 (Fri.)

Exam I (covers Chapters 1-4)

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): SmartBook Exercises Chapters 1-4

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #4

Open Lab Until 12:00 PM

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Skills Test I

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Virtual Lab – Brightfield Microscopy

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Virtual Lab –Microscopy – Oil Immersion

Pre-Lab Quiz #3 (Simple Staining) (Deadline: prior to the start of your next corresponding lab section)

Week 5

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Feb. 8 (Mon.)

Chapter 5 Review (cont.)

Smears and Simple Staining [PDF] (Video Lecture)

Virtual Lab Bacterial Smear

Exercise: Bacterial Smears and Simple Staining

Skills Test II: Streak Plate Proficiency

Feb. 9 (Tue.)

 

Feb. 10 (Wed.)

Chapter 5 Review (cont.)

Feb. 11 (Thu.)

 

Feb. 12 (Fri.)

Chapter 6 Review: Viruses and Other Acellular Agents

Chapter 6 Video Lectures

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #5

Lecture Quiz #6 (covers Chapter 6)

Open Lab Until 12:00 PM

Pre-Lab Quiz #4 (Gram Stain) (Deadline: prior to the start of your next corresponding lab section)

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Skills Test II

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Aseptic Technique Lab Reports (both Aseptic Transfer and Streak Plate)

Week 6

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Feb. 15 (Mon.)

Chapter 6 Review (cont.)

Gram Stain [PDF] (Video Lecture)

Exercise: Differential Staining – The Gram Stain

Feb. 16 (Tue.)

No Classes (No Lecture or Laboratory Sessions)

NOTE: Students in Tuesday lab sections will attend the second half of the corresponding Thursday lab section (the last 45 minutes) to make heat-fixed smears to be stained later. 

Feb. 17 (Wed.)

Chapter 7 Review: Bacterial and Archaeal Growth

Chapter 7 Video Lectures

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #6

Lecture Quiz #7 (covers Chapter 7)

Gram Stain [PDF] (Video Lecture)

Exercise: Differential Staining – The Gram Stain

Feb. 18 (Thu.)

 

Gram Stain [PDF] (Video Lecture)

Exercise: Differential Staining – The Gram Stain

NOTE: Students in Thursday lab sections will attend only the first half (45 minutes) of the period to make heat-fixed smears to be stained later. 

Feb. 19 (Fri.)

Chapter 7 Review (cont.)

Open Lab Until 12:00 PM

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Virtual Lab –Bacterial Smear

Pre-Lab Quiz #5 (Bacterial Growth Responses) (Deadline: prior to the start of your next corresponding lab section)

Week 7

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Feb. 22 (Mon.)

Chapter 8 Review: Control of Microbes in the Environment

Chapter 8 Video Lectures

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #7

Lecture Quiz #8 (covers Chapter 8)

Bacterial Growth Responses [PDF] (Video Lecture Available No Later Than 2/19)

Virtual Lab Microbial Growth – Oxygen Requirement

Exercise: Selective and Differential Media

Exercise: Effect of Osmotic Pressure on Microbial Growth

Exercise: The Nitrate Test

Skills Test III: Gram Stain Unknown

Feb. 23 (Tue.)

 

Feb. 24 (Wed.)

Chapter 8 Review (cont.)

Feb. 25 (Thu.)

 

Feb. 26 (Fri.)

Chapter 9 Review: Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Chapter 9 Video Lectures

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #8

Lecture Quiz #9 (covers Chapter 9)

Open Lab Until 12:00 PM

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Virtual Lab –Microbial Growth – Oxygen Requirement

Pre-Lab Quiz #6 (Microbial Numbers) (Deadline: prior to the start of your next corresponding lab section)

Week 8

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Mar. 1 (Mon.)

Chapter 9 Review (cont.)

Determination of Microbial Numbers [PDF] (Video Lecture Available No Later Than 2/26)

Exercise: Pour Plate Counts

Pre-Lab Quiz #7 (Susceptibility Testing) (Deadline: prior to the start of your next corresponding lab section)

Mar. 2 (Tue.)

 

Mar. 3 (Wed.)

THERE WILL BE NO IN-CLASS REVIEW THIS DAY

Chapter 10 Review: Introduction to Microbial Metabolism

Chapter 10 Video Lectures

SmartBook Exercises: Chapters 10-12

Lecture Quiz #10 (covers Chapter 10)

Mar. 4 (Thu.)

 

Mar. 5 (Fri.)

Exam II (covers Chapters 5-9)

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): SmartBook Exercises Chapters 5-9

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #9

Open Lab Until 12:00 PM

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Skills Test III

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Instructor’s choice of laboratory reports – to be announced

Week 9

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Mar. 8 (Mon.)

Chapter 10 Review (cont.)

Kirby-Bauer Susceptibility Testing [PDF] (Video Lecture Available No Later Than 3/5)

Virtual Lab Microbial Control - Antiseptics

Exercise: Antibiotic Susceptibility (Kirby-Bauer Test)

Exercise Addendum: Antibiotic Susceptibility Chart

Pre-Lab Quiz #8 (Survey of the Cocci) (Deadline: prior to the start of your next corresponding lab section)

NOTE: Students in Wednesday lab sections will attend the second half of the corresponding Monday lab section (the last 45 minutes) to conduct the exercise.  Likewise, students in Thursday lab sections will attend the second half of the corresponding Tuesday lab section (the last 45 minutes) to conduct the exercise.

Mar. 9 (Tue.)

 

Mar. 10 (Wed.)

Chapter 11 Review: Microbial Catabolism

Chapter 11 Video Lectures

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #10

Lecture Quiz #11 (covers Chapter 11)

No formal lab sessions – Open lab 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

[Students in Tuesday/Thursday lab sections should return during this time to complete the Susceptibility Testing exercise.]

Mar. 11 (Thu.)

No Classes (No Lecture, Laboratory Sessions, or Open Lab Times)

Mar. 12 (Fri.)

Week 10

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Mar. 15 (Mon.)

Chapter 11 Review (cont.)

A Brief Survey of Selected Cocci: Background Discussion [PDF]

A Survey of Cocci Diagnostics [PDF] (Video Lecture Available No Later Than 3/12)

Exercise: Hemolysis

Exercise: Oxidase Test

Exercise: Gelatinase Assay

Exercise: DNase Activity

Exercise: Coagulase Test

Exercise: Catalase Test

Exercise: Hydrolysis of Esculin and L-Pyroglutamic Acid-b-Naphthylamide

Exercise: Antibiotic Sensitivity

Pre-Lab Quiz #9 (Diagnostic Media I) (Deadline: prior to the start of your next corresponding lab section)

Mar. 16 (Tue.)

 

Mar. 17 (Wed.)

Chapter 11 Review (cont.)

Mar. 18 (Thu.)

 

Mar. 19 (Fri.)

Chapter 12 Review: Microbial Anabolism

Chapter 12 Video Lectures

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #11

Lecture Quiz #12 (covers Chapter 12)

Open Lab Until 12:00 PM

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Virtual Lab – Microbial Control - Antiseptics

Mar. 21 (Sun.)

Last day to withdraw with a grade of 'W'

Week 11

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Mar. 22 (Mon.)

Chapter 12 Review (cont.)

A Survey of Selected Bacilli: Background Discussion [PDF]

Survey of the Bacilli: Diagnostic Media I (Video Lecture Available No Later Than 3/19)

Virtual Lab Bacterial Unknown [NOTE: Students are assigned the particular exercise corresponding to the last digit of their Y number]

Exercise: Carbohydrate Fermentation

Exercise: Indole Test

Exercise: Sulfide, Indole, Motility Test

Exercise: Methyl Red-Voges Proskauer Tests

Exercise: Citrate Utilization Test

Pre-Lab Quiz #10 (Diagnostic Media II) (Deadline: prior to the start of your next corresponding lab section)

Mar. 23 (Tue.)

 

Mar. 24 (Wed.)

Chapter 16 Review: Genetic Variation

Chapter 16 Video Lectures

SmartBook Exercises: Chapters 16, 19, and 27

Lecture Quiz #13 (covers Chapter 16)

Mar. 25 (Thu.)

 

Mar. 26 (Fri.)

Exam III (covers Chapters 10-12)

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): SmartBook Exercises Chapters 10-12

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #12

Open Lab Until 12:00 PM

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Instructor’s choice of laboratory reports – to be announced

Week 12

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Mar. 29 (Mon.)

Chapter 16 Review (cont.)

Survey of the Bacilli: Diagnostic Media II (Video Lecture Available No Later Than 3/26)

Exercise: Urease Test

Exercise: Triple Sugar Iron Test

Exercise: Decarboxylation Tests

Exercise: Indole Test

Exercise: Phenylalanine Deamination Test

Exercise: Motility Test

Mar. 30 (Tue.)

 

Mar. 31 (Wed.)

Chapter 16 Review (cont.)

Apr. 1 (Thu.)

 

Apr. 2 (Fri.)

Chapter 19 Review: Microbial Taxonomy and the Evolution of Diversity

Chapter 19 Video Lecture

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #13

Lecture Quiz #14 (covers Chapter 19)

Open Lab Until 12:00 PM

Week 13

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Apr. 5 (Mon.)

Chapter 27 Review: Microbial Interactions

Chapter 27 Video Lecture Available

Lecture Quiz #15 (covers Chapter 27)

SmartBook Exercises: Chapters 32-35

The Bacterial Unknown Project [PDF] (Skills Test IV: Bacterial Unknowns; Video Lecture Available No Later Than 4/2)

Charts of Biochemical and Diagnostic Features:

·       Selected Gram-Negative Bacilli Chart (PDF)

·       Selected Gram-Positive Bacilli Chart (PDF)

·       Selected Cocci Chart (PDF)

NOTE: Students in Wednesday lab sections will attend the second half of the corresponding Monday lab section (the last 45 minutes) to conduct the exercise.

Students in Thursday’s lab section will attend the second half of the corresponding Tuesday lab section (the last 45 minutes) to conduct the exercise.

Note: Due to coronavirus restrictions, only 12 students permitted in the laboratory at a time.

Apr. 6 (Tue.)

 

Apr. 7 (Wed.)

No Classes (No Lecture or Laboratory Sessions)

Apr. 8 (Thu.)

 

NO FORMAL LAB MEETING

See Monday/Tuesday instructions above.

Open Lab

8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
and 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Note: Due to coronavirus restrictions, only 12 students permitted in the laboratory at a time.

Apr. 9 (Fri.)

Exam IV (covers Chapters 16, 19, and 27)

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): SmartBook Exercises Chapters 16, 19, and 27

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #14

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #15

Open Lab Until 12:00 PM

Note: Due to coronavirus restrictions, only 12 students permitted in the laboratory at a time.

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Instructor’s choice of laboratory reports – to be announced

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Virtual Lab Bacterial Unknown

Week 14

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Apr. 12 (Mon.)

Chapter 32 Review: Innate Host Resistance

Chapter 32 Video Lectures

Lecture Quiz #16 (covers Chapter 32)

Bacterial Unknown (cont.)

Open Lab – See Posted Schedule

Note: Due to coronavirus restrictions, only 12 students permitted in the laboratory at a time.

Apr. 13 (Tue.)

 

Apr. 14 (Wed.)

Chapter 32 Review (cont.)

Apr. 15 (Thu.)

 

Apr. 16 (Fri.)

Chapter 32 Review (cont.)

Open Lab Until 12:00 PM

Note: Due to coronavirus restrictions, only 12 students permitted in the laboratory at a time.

Week 15

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Apr. 19 (Mon.)

Chapter 33 Review: Adaptive Immunity

Chapter 33 Video Lectures

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #16

Lecture Quiz #17 (covers Chapter 33)

Bacterial Unknown (cont.)

Open Lab – See Posted Schedule

Note: Due to coronavirus restrictions, only 12 students permitted in the laboratory at a time.

Apr. 20 (Tue.)

 

Apr. 21 (Wed.)

Chapter 33 Review (cont.)

Apr. 22 (Thu.)

 

Apr. 23 (Fri.)

No Classes (No Lecture or Open Laboratory Times)

Week 16

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

Apr. 26 (Mon.)

Chapter 33 Review (cont.)

Bacterial Unknown (cont.)

Open Lab – See Posted Schedule

Note: Due to coronavirus restrictions, only 12 students permitted in the laboratory at a time.

Apr. 27 (Tue.)

 

Apr. 28 (Wed.)

Chapter 34 Review: Human Microbiome

Chapter 34 Video Lecture

Lecture Quiz #18 (covers Chapters 34 and 35)

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #17

Apr. 29 (Thu.)

 

Apr. 30 (Fri.)

Chapter 35 Review: Infection and Pathogenicity

Chapter 35 Video Lecture

Deadline (by 10:00 AM): Lecture Quiz #18

Open Lab until 12:00 PM

Note: Due to coronavirus restrictions, only 12 students permitted in the laboratory at a time.

Deadline (Fri. by Noon): Skills Test IV

Week 17

Date

Lecture Topic, Exam, Quiz, etc.

Laboratory Topic, Quiz, etc.

May 3 (Mon.)

Final Exam Week

Lab Closed for the Semester

May 4 (Tue.)

May 5 (Wed.)

May 6 (Thu.)

May 7 (Fri.)

Exam V (semi-comprehensive, but >90% of exam covers Chapters 32-35)

Exam V will be administered from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.  All students must begin the exam no later than 8:15 AM.

Deadline (by 8:00 AM): SmartBook Exercises Chapters 32-35

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