This course focuses on the diverse applications of microbiology. From pharmaceutical development to upcycling waste, biotechnology covers a lot of ground for something so small. There are absolutely no prerequisites or entry level knowledge. In this semester, students will have a paragraph assignment due each week that is graded solely on completion. Grading for the class is half attendance, quarter weekly assignments and the final quarter is sending an email to a microbial biotechnology related company. If students cannot attend a class, attendance can be made up by completing a second assignment for that week.