"Most non-biology students dread taking their science, often leaving it to the last semester of their degree. Our goal is to open your eyes to a sustainable future filled with information that guides you to the proper life choices. BIO 105 covers many relevant topics that affect us on a daily bases, such as Energy Conservation, Air Pollution, Sustainable Development, Environmental toxins and much more. Yes, we will learn science, but in a practical way that will change your life. Look at the course outline and you will see specifics." - Ron Dinchak

The syllabus and laboratory manual were written by the instructors focusing on local, state and national issues. We do not require an expensive textbook for this course. The total cost for books is $50. Isn't this refreshing!!

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Student Quotes

"The best class I've taken at MCC!"

"I had no idea how easy it is to live in accordance with the preservation of our planet until this class."

"I love this class. The cheaper textbook/lab book was a huge plus. The information is interesting and was presented in a way that kept my attention. It has got me to think about the environment. Thank you."


Course Topics covered in Bio 105

  • Marine Ecology-Are we overfishing our oceans? Which sea food choices are best for sustainbility + health? Which should we avoid?
  • Water Pollution-Why the next global wars might be over water?
  • Backyard Critters-What are the beneficial animals in your backyard and what about all those venomous critters?
  • Ethno botany of the Southwest- How did native peoples survive without Wal-mart? Can we learn from them?
  • Ancient Forests-How much of our old growth forests are left? Can we save them in time for our children?
  • Political Action-Should we communicate with our politicians? If so, how do we do it?
  • Water in Arizona- How much? How can we conserve?
  • Plant Growth and Development- Want to grow your own garden?
  • Population Dynamics- What is the carrying capacity of humans on planet earth? Have we passed it?
  • Toxins in the Environment-Can you reduce the risk of cancer in your life?
  • Future Cars- What will they be like? Why is the internal combustion engine a dinosaur?

If you would like to register for this course, Please go to Mesa Community College to do so.