OVERVIEW OF BIOLOGY CLASSESBIOLOGY I 4050Biology is the study of living things. Therefore, understanding life and life processes depends on mastering the unifying principles and concepts applicable to all life forms. The approach of this course emphasizes the fundamental unity of life forms and their diversity. The course focuses on major life processes and is arranged from simple levels of organization to complex levels. Basic chemistry, cell biology, and genetics precede information about organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems. There is a Mid-Term and Keystone Final in this course.BIOLOGY II 4330This is a two-tiered field course in entomology and plant systematics. Students will collect, identify, categorize, and display various species of regional insects and plants. Students evaluate specimens collected from local streams, forests, meadows, and wetlands. Data is complied and summarized to evaluate changes in our local ecosystem. Each semester, students are required to write a report on their findings and to produce a collection of the area specimens studied. There is a Final Exam in this course.ANATOMY 4300This is a course in anatomy and physiology of the human body. The primary objective is to provide students with an understanding of the gross anatomy of the human body. Major emphasis is placed on the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, nervous, reproductive, endocrine, and integumentary systems of the body. This course is intended for those students planning to enter the health field. Students planning careers in the biological sciences will also find this course beneficial. This class requires self-paced study that includes homework consisting of the categorization, analysis, and evaluation of the systems using anatomical illustrations, and the in-class dissection of a cat. There is a Mid-Term and Final Exam in this course.SEMESTER CLASSESECOLOGY 4030This college-level survey course is designed to serve students interested in Ecology. It is recommended for students interested in Biology and Science related fields. Students will review the biosphere, learn about ecosystems and communities, learn about populations, and learn about the effects of humans on the biosphere. Laboratory will be used to supplement classroom discussions. There is a Final Exam in this course.GENETICS 4040This college-level survey course is designed to serve students interested in Genetics. It is recommended for students interested in Biology and Science related fields. Students will review basic genetics, learn DNA and RNA, learn genetic engineering, and learn about the human genome. Laboratory activities will be used to supplement classroom discussions. There is a Final Exam in this course.KEYSTONE BIOLOGY 3680This course emphasizes the need to meet the state assessment anchors for the Keystone Exam in Biology. Students in this class will take a Keystone retest.
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