530 Honors Biology II

2 semesters, 1 credit (With SLU 1818 option)

Open to juniors and seniors

Prerequisites: Must have taken 526 Advanced Biology I as a freshman, Adv. Physics, Earth, and Space Science as a sophomore, and 532 Chemistry I completed or taken at the same time as a junior, or recommendation of 525 Biology I and 532 Chemistry I teachers. To qualify for the Dual Enrollment option through East Central College, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50. 

Also, If a student elects to take this course for college credit (St. Louis University courses BL 1240/1245, 4 credits), an additional fee will apply." If a student elects to take this course for college credit (East Central College, 5 credits), an additional fee will apply.

This is a college level survey of biology. Topics covered in this course include cell biology, basic biochemistry,  genetics, protein synthesis, the chemical composition of cells, gene structure and expression, cell organization, the basis of heredity and reproduction, evolution, population genetics and dynamics, and the origins of life’s diversity. Research papers and projects will be required.

This course may be taken for college credit. If a student elects to take this course for college credit (St. Louis University courses BL 1240/1245, 4 credits), an additional fee will apply.

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. Write a college-level biological laboratory report, including an abstract and a review of previous research.
  5. Visualize and describe the different parts of a cell.  
  6. Produce a slide presentation on a given topic in biology. 

Knowledge

By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. The fundamentals of cellular biology  
  2. Basic biochemistry oflipids and proteins  
  3. The processes of biological inheritance and genetics 
  4. The fundamentals of evolution, population genetics, and dynamics
  5. The origins of life's diversity

 

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