meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:15 in Darwin 30.
laboratory section meets in Darwin
Instructor: Marilyn I. Cannon
Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 10:15 - 11:15 (or other times by appointment)
Office: Darwin 216
Phone: 707- 664-2717 (office; voice mail) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
My SSU homepage: http://www.sonoma.edu/users/c/cannon
There you will find links to our Biology 240, General Microbiology course pages.
We will also be using WebCT, so become familiar with our class site.
Wikispaces will be used for your semester research project. Details provided in class.
Tortora, Funke, and Case. Microbiology,
An Introduction 10th Edition (2010). ISBN 0321550072 (Any 10th edition is fine: some new
ones -- as a special "California Package" -- are
available in the SSU bookstore. USED textbooks should be available at
Northlight Books and also at online book retailers; but please order
Pearson Custom Library. Biology 240 General Microbiology
Laboratory Experiments (Spring 2011). For sale in the
the SSU bookstore.
Alexander, S. & D. Strete. Microbiology:
Laboratory ISBN 0-8053-2732-0
Lammert, John M. Techniques in
Microbiology: A Student Handbook ISBN 0-13-224011-4
Alcamo, I.E and L.M.
Microbiology Coloring Book
(1996). ISBN 0-06-041925-3
Some of MY OBJECTIVES for teaching this
increase your awareness
and appreciation for microscopic
organisms in your environment.
2. To help you
role of microbes and microbiology in
so many aspects of society.
3. To introduce you to
laboratory methods and special
techniques used in microbiological research.
4. To demonstrate major
unifying principles that apply to all life,
5. To help you develop
knowledge and confidence to pursue further
studies in the microbiological sciences.
Three Midterm Exams: 100
pts each x 3 = 300 points
Final Exam = 200 points
Three Laboratory Tests:
50 pts each = 150 points
Six Quizzes @ 20 pts
each = 100 points (The lowest quiz
score will be dropped.)
Online assignments in
Moodle: 100 points
Lab Book Exercises
= Collected 3 X for a total of 100
Report = 50 points
Outline, Webpage in Wikispaces, and 5 -7 minute
Presentation = 50 points
Contribution to Class Activities = 50 points
Grades will be assigned as follows:
90 - 100 % A
80 - 89 % B
70 - 79 % C
60 - 69 % D
lower than 60% F
Plus and minus grades will be assigned to the upper and lower % of each letter grade (except A).
who wish to be graded in a non-traditional mode (CR/NC, credit/ nocredit) have
this option. CR
will be assigned
for an earned grade of C- or better.
make-up exams must be scheduled at
least 48 hours in advance and require permission of the instructor.
unless a written medical excuse is provided.
attend every class period!
You are expected to conduct yourself professionally in
all aspects of this course.
be aware of SSU' s Cheating and Plagiarism policy. All these policies
have been updated to reflect our new procedure for decisions on such
appeals with a Fairness Board.
: NO electronic
or wireless devices are to be used during lecture times or during
They must be TURNED OFF: all cell phones, smart phones; iPods; iPads;
iPhones; computers; netbooks; laptops, etc!
Read assigned chapter(s)
before you come to class.
FOR SUCCESS in MICROBIOLOGY:
2. Read lab exercises before coming to your laboratory session.
3. Make an outline of the laboratory procedures for each pab
Attend every class period.
Focus on the topics and listen "actively."
5. Take charge of your own
learning! Study for understanding of the concepts, not just
memorization of "facts".
6. Be alert and take good
notes. Go over your notes after class and make extra notes from
your own reading.
Attend all lab periods and
perform all lab exercises thoughtfully and well.
8. Consider getting
with other students outside of class to discuss the material and study
for exams. Form a study group!
Above all, determine to do
your very best this semester!
Go to our Microbiology Schedule
Go to our Microbiology Homepage
Cannon, January 25, 2011