Mike Brown, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty - Biology

Life Science

480-710-5993 (mobile)

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 4 Credits

The study and principles of structure and function of organisms at the molecular and cellular levels. A detailed exploration of the chemistry of life, the cell, and genetics.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101. One year of high school or one semester of college-level biology and chemistry is strongly recommended.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27018
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27018 must also register for .

28903

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

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.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

A lab kit must be purchased from Home Science Tools https:/ www.homesciencetools.com/product/mcc-hybrid-bio-181-kit/

Class 28903 Students may contact instructor at: michael.brown@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 28903 must also register for .

27019
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
01/18/2024 - 05/10/2024
Th
7:00 PM - 9:50 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27019 must also register for .

28904

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

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 28904 Students may contact instructor at: michael.brown@mesacc.edu. Lecture is online and lab is in person.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 28904 must also register for .

Summer 2024

BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 4 Credits

The study and principles of structure and function of organisms at the molecular and cellular levels. A detailed exploration of the chemistry of life, the cell, and genetics.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101. One year of high school or one semester of college-level biology and chemistry is strongly recommended.

Course Notes: One year of high school or one semester of college-level biology and chemistry is strongly recommended.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15333
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024
MoTuWeTh
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Open

12 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 15333 must also register for .

14799

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

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.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class exams will require the use of a lockdown browser and monitor so you will need to have a computer or iPad with a microphone, speakers, and a camera. Chromebooks and smartphones will not work with this system, and can not be used to take the online exams.

Class 14799 Students may contact instructor at: michael.brown@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 14799 must also register for .

15334
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024
TuTh
7:00 PM - 9:50 PM

Open

12 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15334 must also register for .

14800

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

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.

Lab kits are required. These can be purchased from Home Science Tools." ('Home Science Tools' hyperlink https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/mcc-hybrid-bio-181-kit/ Students may contact instructor at: michael.brown@mesacc.edu

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 14800 must also register for .

Fall 2024

BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 4 Credits

The study and principles of structure and function of organisms at the molecular and cellular levels. A detailed exploration of the chemistry of life, the cell, and genetics.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101. One year of high school or one semester of college-level biology and chemistry is strongly recommended.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
16028
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 16028 must also register for .

13768

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

24 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.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Textbook and lab manual available at no cost and may include OER (Open Educational Resources). A lab kit must be purchased from Home Science Tools https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/mcc-hybrid-bio-181-kit/

Exams will require the use of a lockdown browser and smartphones will not work with the online exams. I-Pads can be used.

Class 13768 Students may contact instructor at michael.brown@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 13768 must also register for .

16029
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
Mo
11:00 AM - 1:50 PM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 16029 must also register for .

16032

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

24 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 16032 Class exams will require the use of a lockdown browser and monitor so you will need to have a computer or iPad with a microphone, speakers, and a camera. Chromebooks and smartphones will not work with this system, and can not be used to take the online exams.

Lab kits are required. These can be purchased from Home Science Tools." ('Home Science Tools' hyperlink https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/mcc-hybrid-bio-181-kit/

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 16032 Students may contact instructor at michael.brown@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 16032 must also register for .

Degrees & Awards

Degrees:

Ph.D. (Botany), University of Guelph (Canada), 1991 1995

M.Sc. (Botany), with distinction. University of Guelph (Canada), 1988 – 1990

B.Sc. (Plant Science), with distinction. McGill University (Canada), 1984 –1988

Awards:

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