Biology 10 - The Living World

San Jose State University


Welcome to Fall 2019!

Even though the semester doesn't officially start until Wednesday, August 21, please begin by downloading our Fall 2019 Syllabus Here


Additionally, I have just opened up a second section of Bio 54 for Fall, which is 100% online and supplies 3 units of GE Area E credit (Bio 10 is GE Area B2). Course Code #44283. Register before August 18 or email me for any questions. 


Can You Access Canvas?

Please make sure you can get into Canvas now. If you can't access, please contact eCampus immediately. Canvas will be the foundation of everything we do and you will need to access it many times throughout each week. More about Canvas can be found at


Procure Your Materials

-JovE Biology (Required, but no cost to you)

JoVE Biology is our digital video based textbook. You will need to complete your weekly quizzes there. I have negotiated for our course to be fee free! (woot) - Please enroll for Fall 2019 here: 

-Write, Present, Create: Science Communication for Undergraduates by Poffenroth (Recommended): Free copies in MLK Course Reserves for checkout. Available for optional purchase at Spartan Bookstore, Cognella (digital version) and Amazon


Sign Into Canvas on Day 1

Make sure you have your notifications turned on. On the first day of our term, you will see our course. Canvas is where all our class info, lectures, updates & announcements will be posted.

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Mary Poffenroth, MSc

Los Angeles | San Jose | London