Welcome to Brian McCauley's home page.
For Fall 2013, I'm teaching Bio 6A; in Winter 2014, I'll be teaching 6B.
I will soon be posting class announcements and downloads on this page.
Finals Week Office hour
I'll be in my office on Wednesday, December 11, 2-3 pm.
The Lecture Final Study Guide
is here; the midterm is Friday, December 13, 11:30-1:30.
Bio 6A Lab Site
I have a Bio 6A Lab Site
; it has pictures of many of the specimens you'll see in lab, and will help you during lab and while studying.
Bio 6A Lab Manual
Each Bio 6A instructor has a separate lab manual. Mine is only available as a download, not in the bookstore. If you're in my Bio 6A this quarter, you should download and print the Bio 6A Lab Manual
. It's a long pdf, and you'll need it every day in lab, including the first day. The lab manual contains the syllabus, with important information regarding course policies and grading.
Note: I fixed the format of the lab manual; I don't think you should have any trouble printing it now.
Printing instructions: I strongly recommend that you get it printed professionally. It's designed to be printed two-sided and bound with a plastic coil (spiral) binding. Like any book, the odd-numbered pages will be on the right, and the even-numbered pages on the left. When printed this way, the manual will have a wide outside margin on each page to give you space to write.You can get it printed at Fedex, Staples, the UPS store, or various other places, either online or in person. This is much better than printing it yourself.
The textbook for Bio 6A, B, and C is Campbell Biology, 9th edition. All the instructors use the same textbook. You can find it in the De Anza bookstore or online. There are several different versions, so I can't tell you the ISBN. Any version will do, with or without supplemental materials or access codes. The international edition is the same book with a different cover, as far as I know; it will be OK for this class. If you have an older edition (8th or 7th), that should also be OK, but I can't guarantee that you won't get a test question wrong because the older edition is missing some detail.