Nicola J. R. Plowes, Ph.D.

Full Time Faculty - Life Sciences

Life Science

Office: NU 6 - Room: 175

Notices

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Online

Online

Online

Online

Online

    By appointment

Please email to ensure availability, and to reserve a 15 min slot during office hours.

Classes Taught

Summer 2020

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. Note: Field trips may be required at students' expense.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17166
Dobson Campus
Lecture
05/26/2020 - 07/16/2020

Class Ended

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 17166 Students may contact instructor at: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 17166 must also register for one of .
17167
Dobson Campus
Lab
05/26/2020 - 07/16/2020

Class Ended

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 17167 Students may contact instructor at nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 17167 must also register for .
17168
Dobson Campus
Lab
05/26/2020 - 07/16/2020

Class Ended

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 17168 Students may contact instructor at: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 17168 must also register for .

Fall 2020

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. Note: Field trips may be required at students' expense.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34060
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

15 of 48
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 34060 Students may contact instructor at: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 34060 must also register for one of .
34061
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Closed

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 34061 Students may contact instructor at: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 34061 must also register for .
35396
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

15 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 35396 Students may contact: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 35396 must also register for .
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. Note: BIO182 may require field trips. 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
34107
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Closed

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34107 Attendance will be tracked by weekly sign-in to either online office hours or discussion groups. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, Internet access, and web cam with microphone and speakers. Students may contact instructor nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 34107 must also register for one of .

34108
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Closed

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34108 Students may contact instructor at nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 34108 must also register for .
34109
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Closed

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34109 Students may contact instructor at nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 34109 must also register for .
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
36061
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Closed

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Attendance will be tracked by weekly sign-in to either online office hours or discussion groups. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, Internet access, and web cam with microphone and speakers. Students may contact instructor at nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

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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