Nicola J. R. Plowes, Ph.D.

Full Time Faculty - Life Sciences

Life Science

Office: NU 6 - Room: 175

Notices

Fall 2019

Animal Behavior Bio 280 "The most interesting course at MCC"

  • No text book
  • For an idea of what the course covers, set up etc, check out the Animal Behavior syllabus.
  • Best elective credits that you can take, excellent course if you are interested in: Veterinary, Wildlife, Psychology, Neurobiology, and general education.

If you need science credits, Bio 100 is an excellent choice. It is an overview course, where you will learn all the basics.

>> Bio 100 has NO required textbook purchases!

>> Bio 100 uses Concepts of Biology - a free, online textbook

>> The Bio 100 course syllabus:   in person, online

>> Bio 100 online is part of the MCC Z-degree sequence. Check out a preview of what you might expect to experience.

 

For more information, please feel free to email me before the semester begins. Thanks!

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Classes Taught

Fall 2019

BIO100 Biology Concepts 4 Credits
Introductory course covering basic principles and concepts of biology. Methods of scientific inquiry and behavior of matter and energy in biological systems are explored. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25091
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Started

25092
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Started

26630
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Started

37066
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Started

BIO182 General Biology (Majors) II 4 Credits
The study and principles of structure and function of living things at cellular, organismic, and higher levels of organization. A detailed exploration of the mechanisms of evolution, biological diversity, biology of organisms, and ecology.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BIO181 or BIO181XT.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences General [SG] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25138
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWeFr
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Closed

25139
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/21/2019 - 12/13/2019
We
8:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Closed

25140
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/23/2019 - 12/13/2019
Fr
8:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Closed

BIO280 Animal Behavior 3 Credits
A study of the genetics, physiology, ecology, and evolutionary history of animal behavior.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BIO100, or BIO105, or BIO181, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
37077
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Class Started

Degrees & Awards

BS Biology (Ecology, Evolution, Conservation) (UT Austin 1999)

PhD Entomology (UCONN 2008)

Post-doctoral studies at ASU SOLS (2008-2013)

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