BIOSCI-100 - General Biology - Osvaldo Larios Perez
|Professor:||Osvaldo Larios Perez|
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 :)
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.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
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.
- Google Chrome Browser is highly recommended.
- A microphone is to be used for class participation.
- 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
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 / Link to ZTC Textbook
Required: (Provided free through the Course Canvas shell)
Bio 100 Lab Manual, 4th ed 2018
Campbell Essential Biology, Pearson, 7th ed 2019.
Simon et al.
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Last updated: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 1114