NEM 10V Spring 2021

NEM 10V General Biology (4)

Instructor: Becky Westerdahl

Web Virtual Lecture—3 hour(s); Web Electronic Discussion—1 hour(s). 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. Designed for students not specializing in biology. Not open for credit to students who have completed BIS 002A or BIS 002B or BIS 002C or BIS 010 or equivalent. GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter. 

Will there be face-to-face instruction? 

Will remote lectures be recorded?

Will there be synchronous instruction (i.e. when course material is presented by their instructor live on Zoom)?

If Synchronous instruction is available, when will it be held? (Scheduled lecture times can also be found at

Will instructor be available in Office Hours/Study Hall synchronously?

Are students required to attend any synchronous activities (either instruction, office hours, or both)?

Will exams be at a set time or over a 24-hour or week-long period? (Scheduled lecture and final exam times can be found at

Will students in different time zones have options to take exams in their own timezone? 

Is a webcam required?

Is a microphone required?

Is any specific software required (e.g. MindTap, Mylab, Excel, State, etc.)?

Will the textbook be REQUIRED through "equitable access" (see Most texts are available; if the student chooses to go through this program only some are required. Those are listed below.

Any additional useful course information?