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Assignments & grading

This is a pass/fail course. Students are required to complete 15 Activities (formative assessments), and 2 Touchstones (written assignments) with an overall course average of 70% or better to be eligible for the Sophia Pathway completion certificate.

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Learning outcomes

<p>After completing this course students will be able to:&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Understand the steps to getting started with science labs, including accessing Labster simulations, technical requirements, and where to get help.</li><li>Summarize the importance and main categories of microorganisms, and the techniques for visualizing them.</li><li>Categorize microorganisms and acellular agents based on their distinctive characteristics.</li><li>Correlate genetic and biochemical characteristics of microbes with methods of identification and manipulation.</li><li>Associate microbial growth with environmental conditions and control methods.</li><li>Relate pathogens to disease, immune response, and laboratory analysis.</li></ul> <ul></ul> <ul></ul> <ul></ul>
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