Distance Learning Course: BIO 111.71P/C General Biology I Course format: Internet Textbook: Mader, S. S. (2007). Biology, 10th ed., New York: McGraw-Hill Instructor Information: Name: Bonnie Glass Office phone number: 252-916-8321 E-mail address: [email protected] Office hours (if any) and location: Course Prerequisites/Corequisites: None Are campus visits required? Yes Testing is completed: Combination online and on campus If campus or combination, how many tests are given on campus: 1 Is there any additional software required for this course? Yes, Java Additional comments/preferences/suggestions: Students are required to purchase textbooks from the PCC bookstore. These books come with access codes to the ARIS website that accompanies the textbook. It is strongly recommended that the students have access to the website. This is typically a difficult course for students who do not have experience with internet courses. It is a 4 credit hour course and requires that students complete labs at home with materials that are readily available. It also requires that students complete online simulations for which it is helpful to have fast internet access. The final exam is cumulative and is proctored on the PCC campus. I recommend that students take this course on campus if possible, as the online course is challenging and requires a self-directed learner.