HAPPY FALL TERM! This term I will be teaching one section of Biology 101 (CRN 23786 Tuesdays/Thursdays 12 - 2:20 pm) and three sections of HD 120 Destination Graduation (CRN 24593 Tuesdays from 4 - 4:50 pm; CRN 24621 Wednesdays 2 - 2:50 pm; CRN 24572 Wednesdays 3 - 3:50 pm). I will use Moodle for all the classes, and I will use this instructor website primarily to post materials for the biology class.
Hello, DG students! IMPORTANT NOTE: First day of class for Destination Graduation is Wednesday September 25th at your regular class time. This is Welcome Day at LBCC during Week 0 and is intended to help you get off to a good start at LBCC. Please be sure to pick up a copy of the DG textbook at the LBCC bookstore before our first day of class. Other classes start the following week.
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 Fall 2019 syllabus and schedule to the first class meeting on Tuesday October 1. You can review them here in early September. 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 day of class!
Detailed syllabus for both sections.
Schedule for CRN 23786 LBCC Albany Campus, Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 - 2:20 pm in White Oak Hall 217 (Tuesdays) and 218 (Thursdays)
I will post my PowerPoint lectures at the bottom of this page each week for your review.
TEXTBOOK and LAB PACKET:
Our required textbook is a free OpenStax book titled "Concepts of Biology." Our weekly homework assignments will be provided as we move through the term, but we will not be using any online homework platform this term.
The required BI101 lab packet is available at the bookstore (for about $7.50). You will also need 3 Scantron forms for your two midterm exams and final exam (available at the bookstore for less than a dollar for all three).
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!
Additional resources: Please refer to our syllabus for some academic success resources available at LBCC. Also, Oregon State University offers a good website designed to help students be more academically prepared: https://success.
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