UC Davis Summer Abroad

Announcements

Status: Planned for 2018

Microbiology Lab in the Kingdom of Smiles

Academics

UC Davis Summer Abroad is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating both traditional lectures with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting.  Students will earn 8* quarter units in four weeks; therefore, students should expect a rigorous academic course work that is enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities. Auditing is not an option. 

Students on Summer Abroad programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 

Please see the Academics Student Resource page to learn more about applying Summer Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements. 

Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to inquire about enrolling in an additional unit.

Syllabus

Micriobiology Laboratory Syllabus

The program schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Courses

Students should take FST 104L and 198 or MIC 102, 103L and MIC 198 as is appropriate for their major. Students that have previously taken MIC 101 or FST 104L should contact the instructor. Cross-department combinations such as FST 104L & MIC 198 (or vice versa) cannot be accommodated.

Microbiology 102. Introductory Microbiology (3 units)

Essentials of microbial biology, emphasizing, phylogeny, physiology, genetics, ecology, and pathogenesis. Interactions with other microbes, humans, and the biosphere. Uses of microbes in agriculture and biotechnology. Not open for credit to students who have completed courses 101 or 104.

Microbiology 103L. Introductory Microbiology Laboratory (2 units)

Introduction to principles and laboratory methods employed in working with microorganisms. Designed for students requiring microbiology for professional school admission. Not open to students who completed course 101 before Spring 2016, or who have completed courses 102L or 104L.

Microbiology 198. Directed Group Study of Microbiology (3 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)

This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.

OR

Food Science and Technology 104L. Food Microbiology Laboratory (4)

Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1A, course 104. Cultural and morphological characteristics of microorganisms involved in food spoilage, in food-borne disease, and food fermentation. Analysis of microbiological quality of foods.

GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE

Food Science and Technology 198. Directed Group Study of Food Science (4 units, P/NP grading only)

This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.

For full course descriptions, view the UC Davis General Catalog.

Prerequisites

Summer Abroad will be enforcing the completion of BIS 2A (or campus equivalent) before departure. Prerequisites can only be waived by individualized consent of instructor—please contact the instructor if you wish to discuss this. Failure to complete unwaived prerequisites can result in administrative withdrawal and fees owed accordingly.

BIS 2A. Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (5)Lecture—3 hours; discussion—2 hours. Essentials of life including sources and use of energy, information storage, responsiveness to natural selection and cellularity. Origin of life and influence of living things on the chemistry of the Earth. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 1A with a grade of C- or better. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)