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

Fall 2021

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
22440
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an 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 22440 Students may contact instructor at: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

Class 22440 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.

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).

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 22440 must also register for one of .
22441
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an 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 22441 Students may contact instructor at: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

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).

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 22441 must also register for .
24114
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an 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 24114 Students may contact instructor at: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 24114 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.
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
22484
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an 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 22484 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 22484 must also register for one of .
22485
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an 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 22485 Students may contact instructor at: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 22485 must also register for .
22486
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an 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 22486 Students may contact instructor at: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 22486 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
24115
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an 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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