Biology 54 - Human Understanding

San Jose State University

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Welcome to Fall 2019!

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

Additionally, I have just opened up a second section of Bio 10 for Fall, which is 100% online and supplies 3 units of GE Area B2 credit (this course, Bio 54 is GE Area E). Course code 49825

Register before August 18 and email for any questions.

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Can You Access Canvas?

Our course will not be visible until 4:00 am PST on the first official day of the term, but 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 http://www.sjsu.edu/ecampus/teaching-tools/canvas/index.html

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Procure Your Reading Materials

Full details on how we will use each book, free options and purchase links for our required and recommended (i.e. optional) books can be found in the syllabus above.

Our 3 Books Are

-Mean Genes: From Sex to Money to Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts by Burnham and Phelan (Required): Available at Spartan Bookstore and on Amazon @ http://amzn.to/2DzO8l4

-Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Bradberry & Greaves (Required): Available at Spartan Bookstore and on Amazon @ http://amzn.to/2rysKHe

-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 http://amzn.to/2E2x04w

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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

Mary.Poffenroth@sjsu.edu

Los Angeles | San Jose | London 

@MaryPoffenroth