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Information for students about fall 2021 classes.

Fall 2021 classes will be predominantly online. In the online classes, all the material will be available for asynchronous learning, however some instructors will also offer lectures or lab introductions at scheduled times. If you are a student who prefers to ask questions in real time, try to attend these live Zoom sessions. The only classes offered fully on campus are ZOOL 122: Animal Diversity, ZOOL 123: Animal Diversity Lab, BMS 128: Human Nutrition, and Bio 102: Animal Biology. There are three hybrid classes with online lectures and on campus labs. These classes are Peter Aguilar's CRNs of BMS 107: Human Anatomy and BMS 108: Human Physiology, and two labs of Bio 101: Plant Biology. 

Biology Classes

Biology Classes taught on campus or with lecture online and lab on campus
  • 39126,
    42967
    Instructor: Eric Wise (lecture) and Jennifer Maupin(lab) 
    Lectures:  Asynchronous
    Labs: on campus
    Lecture text: Raven Biology of Plants. Ray Evert, Susan Eichhorn.  8th Ed., W. H. Freeman and Co. 
    Lecture quizzes and exams:  Must be taken within a defined 12 hour time window. Once you start the exam, you have a limited time to complete it. You cannot save part of an exam and come back to it later
    Instructor contact:  By SBCC Pipeline email. If you contact Eric during the week, expect a response within 24 hours. On weekends, he will most likely get back to you on the next working day. 
    Please be aware that this information is subject to change
  • 30939,
    30940,
    30941
    Instructor: Blake Barron
    Lectures: On campus
    Labs: On Campus
Biology classes usually offered on campus but taught online this semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 30927, 30929, 31882, 33235, 
    34415

    Lecture Instructor: Adam Green
    Lecture and labs will be asynchronous
    Lab instructor for CRNs 34415 and 33235: Michelle Kowalewski
    Lab instructor for CRNs 30927, 30929, and 31882: Erin Calkins

    34416, 34417, 35169, 35175

    Instructor: Jennifer Maupin
    Lecture and labs will be asynchronous
    Lab instructor for CRNs 34416 and 34417: Jennifer Maupin
    Lab instructor for CRNs 35169 and 35175: Liz Gaspar

  • 43373,
    30935,
    30936,
    30934

    Instructor: Eric Wise. 
    Lectures and labs;  Asynchronous
    Lecture text: Raven Biology of Plants. Ray Evert, Susan Eichhorn.  8th Ed., W. H. Freeman and Co. 
    Quizzes and exams:  Must be taken within a defined 12 hour time window. Once you start the exam, you have a limited time to complete it. You cannot save part of an exam and come back to it later
    Instructor contact:  By SBCC Pipeline email. If you contact Eric during the week, expect a response within 24 hours. On weekends, he will most likely get back to you on the next working day. 
    Please be aware that this information is subject to change

  • 43477 Instructor: Michelle Paddack
    Lectures & Labs: Prerecorded for asynchronous viewing. In addition, there will be weekly live zoom discussion/question sessions.

  • 30942,
    35176,
    40189,
    40502, 41216, 
    41217,
    41218,  41219, 
    41220 

    Instructor: Jennifer Betancourt
    Each CRN contains lecture, lab and discussion and there will be parts that are synchronous (lecture and discussion, and SOME labs) and also asynchronous (other labs).  
    Zoom Lectures: Tuesdays AND Thursdays 8:15am – 9:35am (on Zoom, see Canvas "Zoom Links" PAGE for info). Zoom lectures will incorporate slides, annotations on slides via tablet/stylus, animations, and breakout sessions. Please come to the live/synchronous lectures. If you don’t think you will be able to attend >80% of the live lectures, it is in your best interest to consider taking this course when you can. 
    Labs: You must attend the lab you are enrolled in. Lab will be synchronous (unless otherwise instructed) and recorded;
    Exams:
    There will be three midterms and one final. Exam format includes any of the following: multiple choice, true/false, fill-ins, short answers, matching, labeling and/or drawings. Exams must be completed during a set time (TBD). Exams may be electronically proctored by Proctorio. Should Proctorio be used, there will be a “practice quiz” that is required  – this is to ensure students have the proper equipment and set-up, and are familiar with how to take an online exam. Each student must have a quiet space in solitude, a functional/reliable computer (tablet or phone will not work), Google Chrome, a functional/reliable webcam, functional/reliable microphone and speaker, and a reliable wifi/internet connection. Please reach out ASAP (i.e. WEEK 1 or 2) if you need support in obtaining any of this equipment.
    Office Hours
    : Zoom by appointment
  • 39640,
    42968
    Instructor:  Michelle Paddack
    I would appreciate the opportunity to still have some sense of an interactive classroom, so will offer synchronous lectures & labs via Zoom (with of course all lectures uploaded, annotated, and available to any student at any time throughout the semester), I think I and many students would be helped by that.
Biology classes that are always taught online
  • CRN 37978 Instructor: Larry Friesen
  • CRN 37979 Instructor: Larry Friesen
  • CRN 43127 Instructor: Larry Friesen
  • CRN 41142 Instructor: Larry Friesen
  • CRN 39131 Instructor: Larry Friesen
  • CRN 41144 Instructor: Larry Friesen
  • CRN 41270 Instructor: Michelle Paddack

Biomedical Sciences Classes

BMS classes taught on campus or with lecture online and lab on campus (hybrid)
  • 31890,
    33239,
    35538
    Instructor: Peter Aguilar
    Lecture: Synchronous (Tuesday 6 - 9:05 pm),
    Lab: Asynchronous
  • 37982,
    39133
    Instructor: Peter Aguilar
    Lecture: Synchronous (T R 3:55 - 5:15), Lab: Asynchronous
  • CRN 42974 Instructor: Samin Moham
BMS Classes taught online this semester due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic
  • 36545,
    36546,
    39132,
    40199
    Instructor: Patty Saito. Lab instructor for CRN 36546: Dani Jones
    Lecture and Lab: Asynchronous
    Patty will hold online lectures Tuesdays 11-1 pm. We will use zoom.us to discuss lecture and lab material. It is MANDATORY to either attend and/or watch the recorded session – this will be important for your success! If you need to meet with Patty individually, please email her and she will set up a private zoom meeting with you!
  • 30974,
    39642,
    39645,
    39647
    Instructor: Patty Saito. Lab instructor for CRN 30974: Dani Jones
    Lecture and Lab: Asynchronous
    Patty will hold online lectures Wednesdays 11-1 pm. We will use zoom.us to discuss lecture and lab material. It is MANDATORY to either attend and/or watch the recorded session – this will be important for your success! If you need to meet with Patty individually, please email her and she will set up a private zoom meeting with you!
    30979,
    31888,
    31889,
    Instructor: Barry Tanowitz. Lab instructor for CRNs 30979 and 31889: Gregg Afman
    Lecture & Lab are both asynchronous
  • 30987,
    30989, 
    35181,
    40130,
    40233
    Instructor: Barry Tanowitz
    Lecture & Lab are both asynchronous
  • 30995,
    31891,
    37410,
    37985,
    39651,
    42359,
    43640
    Instructor: Robbie Fischer
    Lectures & Labs: Lectures will take place for synchronous sections over Zoom, meaning they will happen in real time (M W 12:45 - 2:05) on a set schedule. Although recordings of these lectures will be available for just the remainder of each week, it is strongly advised that you attend the lectures in real time, as they happen. Those in asynchronous sections are encouraged to attend if they can, but can also just watch the post-lecture recordings. All labs will be asynchronous, meaning you may view and complete them entirely on your own schedule before the end of each week. (They cannot be saved up and completed all at once.)
    Office Hours and Tutoring: These will be on Zoom for instructor office hours and for tutoring. No appointments are necessary, just show up. Schedules and links will be provided on Canvas.
    From Robbie: "Read the syllabus, attend the first lecture (or watch it later), and don't be shy about asking questions."
  • 31000 Instructor: Blake Barron
    Lecture: Asynchronous
Biomedical Sciences classes that are always taught online
  • CRNs 31001, 37986 Instructor: Eric Wise

Botany Classes

Botany classes taught online this semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 39143,
    42958,
    33708,
    Instructor: Matt Kay
    Lecture: Lecture: Online, asynchronous, posted on Canvas. With optional synchronous (“live”/“in person”) attendance: Mon & Wed, 11:10- 12:30
    Lab: Online, asynchronous, posted on Canvas. Labs are mandatory, there is no “lecture only” registration option for this course.
Botany courses that are always taught online
  • CRN 31007, 40348 Bob Cummings

Environmental Studies Classes

ENVS class taught online this semester due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic
  • 31013,
    31014
     Instructor: Adam Green
    This lab will be asynchronous
Environmental Studies classes that are always taught online
  • CRNs 31012, 40530, 40531 Instructor: Adam Green


Zoology Classes

Zoology classes taught on campus
  • 31016 Instructor:  Hisaya Fukui
    Lecture: On campus
  • 55030,
    61496
    Instructor:  Hisaya Fukui
    Lab. On campus.
Zoology courses that are always taught online
  • CRN  39654       Instructor: Michelle Kowalewski
    Lectures: Each week I will post lectures based on that week's topics according to the syllabus. Please complete the lecture in the given week and complete the associated quiz before starting the new topics. This is an online, self-paced class but the quizzes will only be open during their corresponding week.
    Exams: There will be two essay based exams as well as one final exam. The exams will be 100 points each and will be based on lecture topics. You will have one week to finish the exams. The final will be 150 points and will be cumulative. There will be 10 quizzes throughout the semester and you will have two weeks to complete the quizzes. 
    Office hours: Please check Canvas. I am also available by email.
  • CRN 33718 Instructor Larry Friesen
  • CRN 31893 Instructor: Kris Burnell
    All material is presented in an asynchronous format. There are no recorded lectures. All of the course materials, assignments and tests will be open starting the first day of class. Although all assignments have a due date by which they must be submitted, you are welcome to progress through the work at your own pace, completing any and all assignments early if you so desire. The course material is divided into 10 topics. Each topic has an associated reading assignment and quiz. Most topics will also have one or more additional relevant assignments. All assignments pertaining to a topic as well as all essay tests are due by Wednesdays. Students who fail to submit any assignments over a period of 2 weeks or more will be considered as “no longer attending” and are subject to being dropped from the class. Anyone who does not take test 1 will be dropped.