Hello, BI 101 students!
Welcome to my class: General Biology, with a focus on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Ecology, and Human Impacts. I will bring printed copies of the syllabus and schedule to the first class meeting. You can review them here. Spring term begins on Tuesday April 3rd, and I look forward to meeting you on Wednesday April 4th at 10 am for our first day of class. Please buy the lab packet and download the textbook before our first day of class. Read Lab 1 from the packet and be prepared for our first lab on the first day of class!
Albany campus class:
- LABS: Wednesdays 10 am to 11:50 am in White Oak Hall 218
- Lectures: Mondays and Fridays 10 am to 11:20 am (Mondays in WOH 218, Fridays in WOH 217)
- Final exam: Monday 8 am - 9:50 am in WOH 218
I will post my PowerPoint lectures at the bottom of this page each week for your review.
TEXTBOOK, LAB PACKET AND ONLINE HOMEWORK:
Our required textbook is a free OpenStax book titled Concepts of Biology. Our weekly online homework is hosted by Sapling from Macmillan and is directly linked to this textbook.
Instruction on how to enroll in the course site: http://bit.do/studentinstructions.
You will be able to enroll in the course site two weeks before the first day of the term. Sapling Learning offers a grace period on payment; for most courses this is two weeks from the first day of the term. During sign up or throughout the term, if you have any technical problems, please fill out a support request form to contact the Sapling Learning support team at http://www.macmillanlearning.com/Catalog/techsupport.
The required BI101 lab packet is available at the bookstore (for about $7.50).
A little information about me:
I am interested in a broad range of topics related to the study of life, both human and ecological systems, and the outcomes of our actions and interactions with the natural world. My educational background reflects this range of interests, from Botany and Architecture as an undergraduate student at the University of Texas to my Master's degree in Environmental Sciences and Ph.D. in Forest Ecosystems & Society at Oregon State University.
Prior to returning to college for my graduate degrees, I enjoyed a career in native garden design and construction and habitat restoration in the Texas Hill Country and the Willamette Valley. In addition to my passion for caring for the environment, I truly love teaching and being a part of the LBCC community.
I look forward to exploring a variety of biological sciences topics with you this term. I want to help you meet your educational goals and succeed in the classroom. Bring your curiosity to class and let's have fun learning together!
Chapter 1 Introduction to Life on Earth
Chapter 12 Organization of Species
Chapter 13: Bacteria and Viruses
Chapter 14: Plants
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