Dr. Ty C.M. Hoffman
BIO182: General Biology for Biology Majors II
Estrella Mountain Community College

The laboratory component of BIO182 requires the BIO182 Laboratory Manual available only in the EMCC bookstore. Please be sure to purchase it before the first meeting and bring it with you to each meeting.

In addition, because BIO182 is a hybrid course, you are REQUIRED to enroll in my Modified Mastering Biology course, which is a website that contains assignments for you to complete as part of this course. Enrolling in the course requires paid access to MyLab and Mastering. If you purchase FULL access, the Mastering course will also include electronic access to Campbell Biology in Focus (the course textbook). It is also possible to purchase cheaper access to the course, in which case you will NOT have access to the electronic version of the textbook. Overall, you have at least five options.

Option 1:
Purchase minimal access, and use no textbook.

Option 2:
Purchase full access and use the e-text version of Campbell Biology in Focus (instead of a hard copy).

Option 3:
Purchase, rent, or borrow a used copy of Campbell Biology in Focus. Your additional access to the e-text will depend on your purchase option when enrolling in Mastering.

Option 4:
Purchase, rent, or borrow a used copy of some other biology textbook that you think you can understand well (some choices are shown below). Your additional access to the e-text will depend on your purchase option when enrolling in Mastering.

Option 5:
Purchase a new copy of Campbell Biology in Focus from the EMCC bookstore. Your additional access to the e-text will depend on your purchase option when enrolling in Mastering.

If you don't already have access to Mastering Biology, then you will need to purchase access first. In either case, start by logging on to Canvas and choosing your BIO182 course. Within the Canvas course, choose the MyLab and Mastering link, then use links on that page to enroll in my course. After enrolling, you will use Canvas to access the Mastering course throughout the term. DO NOT TRY ANY OTHER METHOD OF ENROLLING IN MY MASTERING COURSE. If you run into any problems and need to contact Pearson support, be sure to let the representative know that this is a Modified Mastering Biology course that is linked to Canvas at EMCC.   


Possible alternative hard copies for BIO182 (The links below are for used versions through Amazon. To search elsewhere, use the corresponding ISBN.)

Textbooks:
Campbell Biology in Focus (2nd  ed.), by Urry, et al. (ISBN 0321962753)
Earlier Editions (Any of these is fine for this course, and they are substantially cheaper.)
1st Edition (ISBN 0321813804)

Campbell Biology (9th ed.), by Reece, et al. (ISBN 0321558235 or 0321558146)
Earlier Editions (Any of these is fine for this course, and they are substantially cheaper.)
8th Edition (ISBN 0321543254)
7th Edition (ISBN 080537146X)
6th Edition (ISBN 0805366245).

Life: The Science of Biology (9th ed.), by Orians, et al. (ISBN 1429253002)
Earlier Editions (Any of these is fine for this course, and they are substantially cheaper.)
8th Edition (ISBN 0716776715)
7th Edition (ISBN 0716798565)

Other books that might be helpful:
Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms, by Borror (ISBN 0874840538)






Please enroll in the required Mastering course (using Canvas) immediately. It is not possible to pass the course without enrolling.