Two Terms Grades 10, 11, 12 Required
The course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the chemical, functional, and structural characteristics of living organisms. Topics studied may include the structure and physiology of cells, tissues, and organs; ecology and population dynamics; reproduction, metabolism, and growth. Included, also, is the investigation of the major themes of biology: the cell theory, evolution, and gene theory. Laboratory work is designed to develop an understanding of the scientific process, as well as an understanding of biological concepts. This course meets the high school biology requirement for graduation.