Students will be expected to develop an understanding of growth, evolution, classification, contributions and diseases in Bacteria, Viruses, Protists and Fungi (yeast and molds).  They will demonstrate knowledge through use in class assignments, laboratory and exams.  Microorganisms in this class are minute living things that are individually too small to be seen by the naked eye.  Lab will not always coincide with the lecture topics as the lab is designed to give students the basic lab techniques necessary to identify microorganisms.  Students will understand why microorganisms are important in everyday life, everywhere.