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Biology 10/11 – Non-majors Biology

Biology 10/11 – Non-majors Biology

General Biology 10 & Introduction to Biology 11

Biol 10 is great place to start if you are familiar with science or had strong science classes in high school.  If not, you may want to focus on your math and English skills before taking this class, then come in when your ready. This class can be overwhelming if you are not prepared, so feel free to talk to us about it first.

BIOL 10 day sections are taught by Amy Bohorquez and Dr. Leslie Blackie.

BIOL 11 (this course doesn’t have a lab) is taught as a hybrid by Dr. Kevin Davis (kdavis@peralta.edu) online by Laurie Allen-Requa (lallenrequa@peralta.edu) and Margaret Kenrick (mkenrick@peralta.edu)

If our names are underlined, you can click on our names to find out more about us.

Me and Sue in Chicago

Amy and Sue in Chicago

Course Descriptions

Bio 10: Fundamentals of biology for the non-majors: Scientific inquiry, biological chemistry, cell structure and function, DNA genetics, evolution and ecology, and an overview of living organisms. Includes laboratory exercises designed to complement lectures.

Bio 11: Fundamentals of biology for the non-majors: Scientific inquiry, biological chemistry, cell structure and function, DNA genetics, evolution and ecology, and an overview of living organisms.

Dr. Blackie explaining a lab activity

Syllabi 

Here is the BIOL 10 SUMMER2020 and BIOL 10 Summer Schedule 2020 for Summer 2020

From Spring 2020 – Here’s the syllabus & calendar for the day section of BIOL 10: BIOL 10 BlackieBohorquez SPRING 2020 and for the night section: BIOL-10-Bruenn-Spring-2020.  Here is the syllabus for the online sections taught by Margaret Kenrick: BIOL 11_42013_MKenrick Fall 2019

 

 

Lecture Notes

Here are the lecture notes for class by testing section. There are study questions at the end of each topic. We provide both once you are registered in the class. You can also print out some of the pages if you’d like to get a head start.

Lecture Notes BIOL 10 5.16.18

Lab Manual

Here is the lab manual we will be using this semester.

BIOL 10 lab manual 2019

MODIFICATIONS FOR ONLINE LEARNING

At Laney, we care about your health along with the health of our faculty and staff. Therefore Laney College, as well as the other three Peralta Colleges, will be offering classes this summer and fall. However due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and recent shelter-in-place restrictions in effect in the surrounding Bay Area counties, we will be offering mostly online instruction, but will still have limited face-to-face instruction for laboratory classes. For the Biology & Chemistry Departments, that means some modifications of our courses in terms of lecture/labs schedules. We are also working together to ensure students who are taking classes in both areas are supported.

Check out the Laney Student Guide for What to Expect which contains general information about online courses. Laney also has Online Student Services. We also encourage you to take some time in the Peralta Student Resources – the Modules view gives you a good overview of what’s there. This website includes some great Tips for Success for Online Learning.

Summer courses are 100% online. In the Fall, our plan for the moment looks like this:

Lecture:  This portion of your course will be “self-paced” with set due dates for completing the lecture notes workbook sections while following the lecture videos.

Lab: This portion of the course will be online or some will require you to come in-person. You will be assigned groups in Canvas that will correspond to your lab/study group. These groups will meet virtually via Conferences (within Canvas), communicate via Discussions (within Canvas) and on assigned dates to complete some of the labs on campus. These dates are limited to:

 

Week of Semester Time (MW Day Section) Location
1 – Science (and pick up materials for Chemistry Lab) (W) A – 10:30-11:45; B – 12 -1:15; C – 1:30-2:45; D – 3-4:15 B202
3 – Microscope/Cells (M) C – 10:30-11:45; D – 12 -1:15; A – 1:30-2:45; B – 3-4:15 B202
7 – Photosynthesis/Respiration (M) C – 10:30-11:45; D – 12 -1:15; A – 1:30-2:45; B – 3-4:15 B202
12 – Natural Selection (W) A – 10:30-11:45; B – 12 -1:15; C – 1:30-2:45; D – 3-4:15 B202

 

Week of Semester Time (TTh Day Section) Location
1 – Science (and pick up materials for Chemistry Lab) (TH) A – 10:30-11:45; B – 12 -1:15; C – 1:30-2:45; D – 3-4:15 B202
3 – Microscope/Cells (TH) A – 10:30-11:45; B – 12 -1:15; C – 1:30-2:45; D – 3-4:15 B202
7 – Photosynthesis/Respiration (TH) A – 10:30-11:45; B – 12 -1:15; C – 1:30-2:45; D – 3-4:15 B202
12 – Natural Selection (TH) A – 10:30-11:45; B – 12 -1:15; C – 1:30-2:45; D – 3-4:15 B202

 

Week of Semester Time (Night Section) Location
1 – Science (and pick up materials for Chemistry Lab) (W) A – 6-7:15; B – 7:30-8:45; (Th) A – 6-7:15; B – 7:30-8:45 B202
3 – Microscope/Cells (W) A – 6-7:15; B – 7:30-8:45; (Th) A – 6-7:15; B – 7:30-8:45 B202
7 – Photosynthesis/Respiration (W) A – 6-7:15; B – 7:30-8:45; (Th) A – 6-7:15; B – 7:30-8:45 B202
12 – Natural Selection (W) A – 6-7:15; B – 7:30-8:45; (Th) A – 6-7:15; B – 7:30-8:45 B202

Technology: You will need a computer and internet access. We do use simulations labs (Labster) in this class you will need audio/video capabilities for class interactions and presentations. Click on the resources page Laney Student Guide for What to Expect for more information on how Laney is helping provide some of these technological needs or email me if you have questions.

Supplies: We will supply you with materials if need be

 

Student Learning Outcomes

BIOL 10 and 11

  • Differentiate between a hypothesis and a theory
  • Discuss the principles of biology as the study of living things including biological hierarchies, classification of living things, chemical processes of the cell and organisms. Multiple choice questions given online (quizzes) and on exams.
  • Read and discuss articles related to current issues in biology. Form opinions on these issues and express and defend those opinions biologically in discussions and written essays.

BIOL 10 specific

  • Improve confidence in scientific knowledge and ability to apply knowledge to related situations.
  • Cooperate with others working as a group, delegate work to others, collaborate with group.
  • Use equipment correctly and care for them properly.

 

Cool Science Stuff:

Scale of the Universe Website: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/589217

Powers of Ten Website: http://powersof10.com/

Cool video about plants and water: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BickMFHAZR0

Cool video on DNA: http://vimeo.com/60747882

here’s a cool article about the brain: http://home.physics.ucla.edu/~arisaka/home/Introduction/Consciousness/

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Extra Credit

Lake Clean Up – every Saturday at the Sailboat House