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BIOLOGY 240:  General Microbiology  -  Spring 2015

Course Description:  Introduction to the microscopic world of living things, including both helpful and pathogenic single-celled microorganisms, viruses, and helminths.  The relationships between microbes and the environment, human endeavors, and human health will be the focus of the course.

Microbiology Course Schedule (Spring 2015)

  • Lecture:  MW, 9:35- 11:00 AM (Room 17-203)
  • Lab AAMW, 11:10- 12:30 PM (Room 16-204)


Dr. Nathan Staples
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Science & Technology Division
Cañada College
4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94061

E-Mail Dr. Staples
Phone:   (650) 306-3251
Office:   Bldg. 16, Room 207
Office Hours (& open lab hours):
 Mon/Wed. 8:45-9:30 AM (by arrangement!).  Mon./Wed. 12:30-2:30 PM. Tues./Thurs. 2:00-3:00 PM. (by arrangement!); or by appointment!!

**  Review sessions will be held in the LAB, before or after class, every WEDNESDAY during the week before an Exam!!!

Learn More about Dr. Staples:

Links to supplemental BIOL 240 Lecture files in iTunesU!!!

Make sure that you have the current version of iTunes on your computer. Now, go to the SMCCD iTunes University website above, and click on "TAKE ME TO SMCCD on iTunes U". After iTunes opens, go to the iTunes Store and find the SMCCD section for Cañada College. Select Cañada College Courses. Then, find "Biology - Staples", and click on the "Microbiology" tab on my page. Find the current online lecture mp3 sound file, or video file, and click on "GET" to download the file. Now you may listen to and/or watch video of my lectures.

TUTORING hours at the Learning Center (bldg. 9, 2nd floor):

TBA for Spring 2015.......


Access this week's Quiz at SMCCD WebACCESS:

Enter your student I.D. (G#) as your username, and your initial password will be your birthdate in format, MM/DD/YY.  If you have any problems, email Dr. Staples immediately! 

Remember to take each quiz by that Wed. or Thurs. evening
You may SUBMIT answers only ONCE

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BIOL 240 - General Microbiology
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