Applied & Environmental Microbiology Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

AEM 293. Special Topics. 1-6 Hr. PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

AEM 341. General Microbiology. 4 Hr. PR: CHEM 115. Introductory morphological, cultural, and physiological characteristics of microorganisms; application of microbiology to agriculture, home economics, and health.

AEM 401. Environmental Microbiology. 4 Hr. PR: AEM 341 or Consent. Microbiology as applied to soil, water, wastewater, sewage, air, and the general environment. Occurrence, distribution, ecology, and detection of microorganisms in these environments. (Also listed as ENVP 401.)

AEM 408. Applied Water Microbiology. 3 Hr. PR: AEM 341. Microbiology and health hazards associated with surface and ground water intended for consumption, recreation, waste disposal, and agriculture/industry applications.

AEM 420. Soil Microbiology. 3 Hr. PR: AEM 341. Microbiology and biochemistry of the soil environment. Occurrence, distribution, ecology, and detection of micro-organisms in soil. (Also listed as AGN 420 and ENVP 420.)

AEM 445. Food Microbiology. 3 Hr. PR: AEM 341. The relationships of microorganisms to food-borne illness and intoxications, microbial food safety and food quality, food spoilage, food preservation and bio-processing. The emerging food preservation and technologies and predic-tive microbiology will be introduced.

AEM 449. Food Microbiology Lab. 1 Hr. PR: AEM 445. Laboratory training in methods used in microbiological examination of foods. This laboratory will provide hands-on experience for students who take or have taken AEM 445.

AEM 490. Teaching Practicum. 1-3 Hr. PR: Consent. Teaching practice as a tutor or assistant.

AEM 491. Professional Field Experience. 1-18 Hr. PR: Consent. (May be repeated up to a maxi-mum of 18 hours.) Prearranged experiential learning program, to be planned, supervised, and evaluated for credit by faculty and field supervisors. Involves temporary placement with public or private enterprise for professional competence development.

AEM 493. Special Topics. 1-6 Hr. PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regu¬larly scheduled courses.

AEM 494. Seminar. 1-3 Hr. PR: Consent. Presentation and discussion of topics of mutual concern to students and faculty.

AEM 495. Independent Study. 1-6 Hr. Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.

AEM 496. Senior Thesis. 1-3 Hr. PR: Consent.

AEM 498. Honors. 1-3 Hr. PR: Students in Honors Program and consent by the honors director. Independent reading, study or research.

AEM 508. Applied Water Microbiology. 3 Hr. PR: AEM 341 or consent. Microbiology and health hazards associated with surface and ground water intended for consumption, recreation, waste disposal, and agriculture/industry applications.

AEM 545. Food Microbiology. 3 Hr. PR: AEM 341. The relationships of micro-organisms to food-borne illness and intoxications, microbial food quality, food spoilage, food preservation and bio-processing. The emerging food preservation technologies and predictive microbiology will be introduced.

AEM 549. Food Microbiology Lab. 1 Hr. PR: AEM 545. Laboratory training in methods used in microbiological examination of foods. This laboratory will provide hands-on experience for students who take or have taken AEM 545.

AEM 591. Advanced Topics. 1-6 Hr. PR: Consent. Investigation of advanced topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

AEM 595. Independent Study. 1-6 Hr. Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.

AEM 750. Current Concepts in Microbial Ecology. 1 Hr. Emphasis on reading, criticism, and discussion of recent journal articles from the primary literature in microbial ecology/environmental microbiology.

AEM 790. Teaching Practicum. 1-3 Hr. PR: Consent. Supervised practice in college teaching of applied and environmental microbiology. NOTE: This course is intended to insure that graduate assistants are adequately prepared and supervised when they are given college teaching responsibility. It will also present a mechanism for students not on assistantships to gain teaching experience. (Grading will be S/U.)

AEM 792. Directed Study. 1-6 Hr. Directed study, reading and/or research.

AEM 797. Research. 1-15 Hr. PR: Consent. Research activities leading to thesis, problem report, research paper or equivalent scholarly project, or a dissertation. (Grading may be S/U.)