General Biology 10 & Introduction to Biology 11
Biol 10 is a 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 you’re ready. This class can be overwhelming if you are not prepared, so feel free to talk to us about it first.
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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.
Syllabus & Calendar for BIOL 10
Here’s the BIOL 10 Blackie Quach FALL21 –
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. Please be aware of dates and times we will be on campus for you to pick things up.
Here is the lab manual we will be using this semester. Similarly, we have paper versions if you would like, watch for email announcements for dates and times to pick them up.
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/lab 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.
We are still 100% online for Fall 2021. We do expect you to attend an online orientation to the course and Canvas shell set-up during the first week of the semester. We will share the times of these orientations before the semester starts. If you cannot attend the orientation, the slides or a recording will be provided.
If something changes and we have some f2f labs, it would look something 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. For our night section, this is listed as synchronous.
Lab: This portion of the course will be online with a potential for in-person labs if you registered for the Hybrid version (one lab in day sections only) if something changes. For all sections, 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 (W Day Section)||Location|
|1 – Science (and pick up materials for Chemistry Lab)||(W) A – 1:30-2:45; B – 3-4:15||B202|
|3 – Microscope/Cells||(W) A – 1:30-2:45; B – 3-4:15||B202|
|7 – Photosynthesis/Respiration||(W) A – 1:30-2:45; B – 3-4:15||B202|
|12 – Natural Selection||(W) A – 1:30-2:45; B – 3-4:15||B202|
|Week of Semester||Time (T Day Section)||Location|
|1 – Science (and pick up materials for Chemistry Lab)||(T) A – 1:30-2:45; B – 3-4:15||B202|
|3 – Microscope/Cells||(T) A – 1:30-2:45; B – 3-4:15||B202|
|7 – Photosynthesis/Respiration||(T) A – 1:30-2:45; B – 3-4:15||B202|
|12 – Natural Selection||(T) A – 1:30-2:45; B – 3-4:15||B202|
Technology: You will need a computer and internet access. We might be using 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/
Lake Clean Up – every Saturday at the Sailboat House