Nicola J. R. Plowes, Ph.D.

Full Time Faculty - Life Sciences

Life Science

Office: NU 6 - Room: 174

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Online

Online

Online

Online

Online

    By appointment

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

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
36485
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Started

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

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 36485 must also register for one of .
28883
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Closed

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 28883 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).

Class 28883 Students may contact instructor at: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 28883 must also register for .
28976
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

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.

Class 28976 Students may contact instructor at: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 28976 must also register for .
36487
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
Mo
10:30 AM - 1:20 PM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 36487 must also register for .
28884
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Closed

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 28884 Students may contact instructor at: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 28884 must also register for .
28977
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

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 28977 Students may contact instructor at: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 28977 must also register for .
36488
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
08/24/2022 - 12/16/2022
We
10:30 AM - 1:20 PM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 36488 must also register for .

Spring 2023

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
30003
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Open

24 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: 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 30003 must also register for .
30004
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
Tu
9:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Open

24 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: 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 30004 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
28847
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

45 of 48
Seats Available

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

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.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 28847 must also register for one of .
28850
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

17 of 24
Seats Available

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 28850 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).

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.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 28850 must also register for .
28851
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

17 of 24
Seats Available

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 28851 Students may contact instructor at: nicola.plowes@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 28851 must also register for .
28849
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
We
9:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Open

24 of 24
Seats Available

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

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 28849 must also register for .

Spring Flex Start 2023

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
28848
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
01/23/2023 - 05/12/2023
Mo
9:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Open

21 of 24
Seats Available

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

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 28848 must also register for .

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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