Plant and Wildlife Sciences

Environmental Microbiology and Biogeochemistry

Environmental Microbiology and Biogeochemistry
Exploring methods for detection, enumeration, and identification of microorganisms in aquatic and terrestrial environments; bioremediation of organic and metal pollutants; ecology of specific microorganisms essential to nutrient cycling; and spread of water and foodborne pathogens in urban environments; and the techniques associated with the detection, enumeration, and identification of microorganisms in environmental samples.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPWS 305 & CHEM 101; or PWS 305 & CHEM 105
 RecommendedPDBio 120; PWS 150.
 ProgramsContaining PWS 365
Course Outcomes: 

Fundamentals of environmental microbiology

Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the environmental microbiology surrounding soil, water, and air conservation, quality, and pollution

Biogeochemistry and bioremediation

Understand the basic chemistry, biochemistry, and physics associated with the bioremediation, nutrient cycling, and pathogenesis

Environmental Stewardship

Foster and promote environmental stewardship within yourself and your community

Written and oral communication

Write and orally communicate more effectively and concisely