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. Winter term begins on Monday January 8th, and I look forward to meeting you for our first week of class:
Albany campus class:
- Monday and Wednesday 12:00 - 1:20 pm (CRN 31073) in White Oak Hall 217
- Friday 12:00 - 1:50 pm WOH 218 (lab day)
Corvallis campus class:
- Monday 2:30 - 4:50 pm (CRN 31260) in Benton Center 207
- Wednesday 2:30 - 4:50 pm (lecture/lab day) in BC 207
I will post a final schedule here a few days before winter term begins.
MW Schedule and Syllabus (CRN 31260) - Benton Center Corvallis campus
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 $7.00).
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 21 Conserving Biodiversity
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