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BIOSCI-100 - General Biology - Osvaldo Larios Perez

Course:General Biology
Professor:Osvaldo Larios Perez
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Hola and Welcome to Bio 100, General Biology,

I am Osvaldo Larios, but you can call me Ozzy. I will be your Biology instructor for the coming academic semester and my goal is to teach you the main concepts of biology through lecture and lab while having fun. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and a Masters of Science. I am proud of both of my degrees because I applied my passion and motivation while earning them just as I do with my Biology 100 students. I understand the fear one has when enrolling in a science course, but I also know the techniques a student must apply to earn an A or the B. Each semester, I place myself in the shoes of my students and recall my own experiences as a non-science major while earning my B.A as an undergraduate. I give my very best and make it my own personal goal to ensure that all of my students master biology while creating long lasting memories and enjoying the good times.

I know these are unusual times. With COVID-19 cases on the rise and being the first year we are teaching online/remote learning. I make sure to remember these unprecedented events we are facing each day as I plan for our semester and my lectures. Looking forward to meet and get to know every single one of my students.

Let the fun times begin in Biology :)

Course Description

Units: 4.00 - UC:CSU, May Be Taken Once for Credit

Explores the nature of science, including cell structure and processes, energetics in living systems, heredity, development, evolution, diversity, and environmental relationships. UC credit limitations: No credit for BIOSCI-100 if taken after BIOSCI-106, 107, 201, 202, 204, 205, 215, 216, or 221.


Lecture: Characterize the nature of science and scientific inquiry, and describe and analyze biological concepts from cells to ecosystems on a basic level.

Laboratory: Evaluate and analyze data and observations based on standard methods of scientific inquiry.

What to Expect in this Course

Our course will be taught through Online & OnlineLive.

You will need a desktop computer or laptop with access to a reliable internet connection. We will be using Zoom to hold our meetings.

  1. Google Chrome Browser is highly recommended.
  2. A microphone is to be used for class participation.
  3. A secondary device (possibly with a camera)
    • In the case your desktop computer or laptop experiences any technical difficulties during the semester.

Types of Assessments

We will have:
Two Lecture Exams
One Lecture Final.

There will also be several
Lecture Quizzes
Youtube HW assignments.

For lab, there will be
Two Lab Practicals (first given mid-way into the semester, second given at the end of the semester).

Textbook Information

Required: (Provided free through the Course Canvas shell)
Bio 100 Lab Manual, 4th ed 2018
Sanver, Wang
ISBN: 2818440045448

Campbell Essential Biology, Pearson, 7th ed 2019.
Simon et al.
ISBN: 9780134814131

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

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Last updated: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 1114