Biology

Description

Biology I focuses on foundations in cellular structure, metabolism, and genetics in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part one of a two-course sequence.

Biology II focuses on diversity of life, anatomy and physiology of organisms, and ecosystem organization and processes in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part two of a two-course sequence. One must have completed part one (Biology I) before taking part two (Biology II).

Prerequisites

High School Biology

Additional requirement for dual enrollment option:
Students may be required to have a passing score on a portion of the Virginia Placement Test (VPT), OR one SAT score of 500 or greater OR one ACT score of 21 or greater.


Semesters Offered & Schedule Format

Fall Semester
Block Schedule: Biology I
Spring Semester
Block Schedule: Biology II

VCCS Designation and College Credit

Course Codes

Instructor

Ms Julie Reimer
e-mail: jreimer@hgs.k12.va.us

Course Web Sites Links

Biology Home Page coming soon
Biology Coursesites Web Site

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