Contact Information
morres@linnbenton.edu
Email is best.
Office: White Oak Hall 220 and Benton Center 201
Office Hours:
Mon. By email only - I will not be using my office this term.

Susan Morre – Biological Sciences

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COURSE SCHEDULE:

Detailed syllabus and course schedule

I will post my PowerPoint lectures on Moodle and at the bottom of this page each week for your review. 

TEXTBOOK and LAB PACKET:  See the syllabus or Moodle to access these materials.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This Summer 2020 class is being taught completely online using Zoom and Moodle. This accelerated course combines 10 weeks of material into 5 weeks, beginning on Monday June 29 and ending on Sunday August 2. Please log onto Moodle to find all course materials and make sure you have access to the free Zoom app so you can participate in real time at 10 am Monday through Thursday. We will do course introductions on Monday at 10 am, the time you signed up for. This will help us build a sense of community in our online classroom.  If you are unable to join us at 10 am, please email me and let me know at what time of day you can join the Zoom meeting. I will try to accommodate everyone's schedule.

Please email me if you are having any problems getting access: morres@linnbenton.edu. When Moodle is unavailable, we will use this Instructor webpage for accessing course materials and email to communicate with each other. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the syllabus, weekly schedule, PowerPoint lectures and study guides.

To create your Zoom account, LBCC students and employees can click here. Login with your LBCC (Google) email address and password. This will create your Zoom account automatically. Your first use of Zoom will require a one-time download. The Zoom mobile app works similarly. 

Happy Summer term, BI 101 students!  This course is General Biology, with a focus on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Ecology, and Human Impacts. Please be aware that this course is for non-biology majors. If you are a Natural Resources student, please check with your adviser to make sure this course counts toward your program requirements.

Please download the textbook before our first day of class (June 29). I am providing the lab packet link also - you do not need to buy one. We are modifying the labs to enable you to complete them online, so what you see in the initial lab packet might not be doable at home. We will work through this together so don't stress about it. You will be able to use the internet to look up images of the organisms and ecosystems we will be learning about each week. Please read the assignments shown on the course schedule for each week, and Lab 1 from the lab packet and be prepared for our first day of class! 

I will use Moodle to provide all of your weekly lectures, labs, reading assignments and homework assignments. I will use Zoom to connect with you for our Monday through Thursday classes. If there are problems accessing Moodle, then log onto my instructor website and view the weekly PowerPoint lectures there. Use the syllabus and schedule provided here and on Moodle as your guide.

This will be an interesting term for all of us, so please stay connected and reach out to me if you have any concerns. Take care!

 

 

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, Geology 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 our online class and let's have fun learning together! 

 Tips for studying

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.oregonstate.edu/learning.  Anyone can access the online Learning Corner and because many LBCC students are either already OSU students or want to transfer to a 4-year institution, this is a great way to become familiar with tips and resources outside of LBCC.

 

WEEKLY LECTURES:

Chapter 1: Introduction to Biology

 

 

 

 



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