BIOSCI-100 - General Biology - Michelle Le
Hello, my name is Michelle Le and I'm an educator, specifically in the Life Sciences. I love to share with my students and anyone who wants to learn, what I know about the natural world. Also important, I aim to make learning fun, interactive, relatable, while at the same time, sparking interests and inspiring minds. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Explores the nature of science, including cell structure and processes, energetics in living systems, heredity, development, evolution, diversity, and environmental relationships.
What to Expect in this Course
The lecture and lab components of this course will be presented as a combination of Online and Online Live formats. You should expect to commit as much time, if not more, to this class as you would for a face-to-face class. Part of the class will by asynchronous(Online) while some will be synchronous (OnlineLive on Zoom). Students are required to attend the first day of class (info will be emailed to students the week before school starts). Any conflict in your schedule, please email me. Students are expected to attend class during our OnlineLive hours. Generally, lectures are pre-recorded (asynchronous) and lab activities are synchronous. Because learning is remote, students should have a laptop or desktop computer with a functional webcam and microphone. If not, our campus have a loaner program for students (please see me about this if necessary). Exams are online and are primarily proctored by Proctorio, sometimes by me if necessary.
If this type of technology is new to you, I will be glad to help answer any questions you may have, feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. My email is Michelle.Le@canyons.edu. I normally communicate with my students by email, by appointment on Zoom, through Canvas Announcement, and/or during our OnlineLive sessions. In person Field trip(s) may be possible but, depending on the pandemic status, may remain virtual.
Types of Assessments
Participation in lab activities, lab quizzes, lab exams, class discussions, and lecture exams.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Students can use an eText or purchase a physical text. The complimentary copy of the lab manual will be provided on Canvas, but a physical copy may be at the bookstore at COC.
Main text is: 'Campbell Essential Biology' by Simon et. al, Pearson, 7th ed, 2019. ISBN: 9780134814131 3.
Bioscience 100 Lab Manual: 'Building Knowledge Through Experiments', 4th edition, ISBN: 2818440045448 (COC Bookstore)
Other Relevant Course Information
If you have any questions regarding the class that is not included in my Orientation Letter, please feel free to reach out to me by email (Michelle.Le@canyons.edu).
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
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Last updated: 09/17/2021 Sub#: 672