PATH 190 Discovery Course for FA 15

PATH 190 (62870) Journeys into Microbial World

They are everywhere. Our unaided eyes cannot see most of them. There are far more of them on the Earth than humans and animals. They live in the body and also in some of the most inhospitable environments on the planet. They are used to make many of the foods we eat, yet also can cause food poisoning. They keep us healthy, yet can make us sick. What are these creatures? Microbes! Lectures, discussions, field trips and other activities explore the contributions that microbes make to the lives of humans and animals, and their role in environmental sustainability.