General Biology

Meet the Faculty

Becky Westerdahl

The Course Content is totally delivered via the web. You will not have to purchase an expensive biology textbook. To participate in the course, you will need to have access to a computer (PC or Mac) and be able to connect to the WWW (World Wide Web) using a web browser for several hours each week. You will access the web at a time, and from a location that is convenient to you. I will be your guide to the fascinating world of biology. Through watching YouTube videos, we will travel the world learning biology from leading scientists who are eager to share their knowledge and excitement about biology with us. Also, without leaving the comfort of your dorm room, your home, or the computer lab, you will take part in virtual field trips to Yellowstone National Park, tide pools, and other fun places.

Becky Westerdahl

General Biology

NEM 010V
Spring Quarter 2018
Pricing: 
$1,400
UC Davis, NEM 010V
4 quarter units/ 2.67 semester units

 
Concepts and issues in biology. Emphasis on composition and structure of organisms; regulation and signaling; heredity, evolution and the interaction and interdependence among life forms and their environments. Significant writing is required. Designed for students not specializing in biology.

EXAM IINFORMATION

April 19: 5:00pm - Introductory Quiz Due 
May 3: 12:00am - 11:55pm - Quiz 1 (Covering Biosphere, Cells, and Early Life) 
May 24: 12:am - 11:55pm - Quiz 2 (Covering Invertebrates and Vertebrates) 
June 6: 12:00am - 11:55pm - Quiz 3 (Covering Humans and Plants) 
June 7: 12:am - 11:55pm - Comprehensive Final Quiz

Important dates: 

Registration opens: Feb 28, 2019
Registration ends: Mar 31, 2019
First day of instruction: Apr 1, 2019
Last day of instruction: Jun 7, 2019

Syllabus: 

Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.

Instructor(s): 

Becky Westerdahl