BIOSCI 221 Introduction to Microbiology
Welcome Fall 2015 Students!
will be using Prescott's Microbiology 9th edition and the accompanying
McGraw-Hill Connect website.
Connect is mandatory, even though it may
not be listed as such on the bookstore’s website. You can get the best price by
following the link below and clicking on the registration information…there you
can purchase Connect Plus – it is
the Connect site plus the ebook for 365 days for $85. I have been told that you can also opt to
purchase a loose leaf copy of the book for $40, however, you can print out
pages and sections from the book, or your highlighted sections of the book,
etc. with the ebook. At the very least
you can get a 3 week FREE trial which gives you access to the ebook to get
started. Otherwise be aware that Connect is sometimes bundled with the text and,
if not it, must be purchased separately.
For example, if you buy a used book or rent a book, I believe that it is
now $65 to add Connect, so you can see that ConnectPlus is a good better deal.
The prices quoted here are from last Fall semester and I have not been
informed of any changes. Follow the link below to start with the free trial:
This will also be linked through
Blackboard, so once the Bb site is up, you can link there and then it will
automatically be coupled with Bb. Either way it didn’t pose an issue this past
summer. I will have everything available
through Bb within the next week.
The lab book is the Leboffe &
Pierce Microbiology: Laboratory Theory and Application 4th edition
(Customized for College of the Canyons). Please read all the
laboratory safety information in the beginning of the book and refer to the lab
schedule for additional required readings (on this website). It will be a
requirement to read all labs ahead
of time. There is also a Lab Safety video in the Extra Credit section of the
Connect site that will help you be prepared as well as help you accrue some
extra credit hours.
Please see the syllabus for additional
materials to be purchased – these include: safety goggles/glasses (students
have been preferring the glasses over the goggles because the goggles are
hotter), microscope slides (1 box – cheap on Amazon.com), latex/latex free
gloves (also cheap on Amazon), quad-ruled composition book, 2 blue books, 5
scantrons and a lab coat (used lab coats can be rented for $6 in the lab as a
fund raiser for the Biology Club).
If you are looking for a head start you
can read Chapter 1. We do not lecture on Chapter 1 so you can use the
Chapter 1 PowerPoints (available here under Lecture Materials) as a guide for
the information that you will be responsible for.
Monday - Thursday: 9:35pm - 10pm ALISO Lab 217
30 minutes before each lecture
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00am - 11:00am Online or by phone
Otherwise I am available for scheduled appointments if needed, and almost always available by text or phone. PLEASE feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.