|Years Of Operation||1995*-2000|
From the CTY Course Catalog (1996):
We are surrounded by a world of organisms that can only be seen with the microscope. These organisms are found on us, in us, and in environments that range from the bottom of the oceans to the peaks of the mountains. These organisms play a critical role in many aspects of human life, and we continue to interact with these unseen microorganisms on a daily basis. Microbiology is the cornerstone of modern molecular biology.
Course topics include material students would generally not see until college. These include a brief history of microbiology, methods of microbiology, characteristics of procaryotic and eucaryotic cells, microbial metabolism and genetics, taxonomy, viruses and eucaryotic parasites, control processes (sterilization, antibiotics, etc.), disease, immunology, and issues in environmental and public health. The daily schedule typically includes three hours of class and two hours or more of lab work, during which students learn sophisticated laboratory techniques.