529 Biology II

2 semesters, 1 credit

Open to juniors and seniors

Prerequisite - Passing grades in both Biology I and Physics, Earth, and Space Science.

Biology II provides a basic survey of life. The general goals of the course are to understand the theory of evolution, ecology, and basic plant and animal anatomy and physiology. A large inquiry-based project is also included for understanding of scientific methodology.

Skills

By the completion of this course, students will be able to...

  1. Describe the characteristics of all living things.
  2. Show an appreciation for the incredible biological diversity on planet Earth.
  3. Acquire laboratory skills necessary to study biology including the use of microscopy and basic dissection.
  4. Perform dissection.

 

Knowledge

By the completion of this course, students will know...

  1. Mechanisms by which organisms evolve
  2. Methodology behind organism nomenclature
  3. How organisms obtain and use energy
  4. The processes by which ecosystems use and recycle energy
  5. The role and impact of humans in the biosphere
  6. The fundamentals of plant and animal anatomy and development

 

This course last updated on January 27, 2021, by the Science Department.