Advanced Placement Biology (433) Grades 11-12 1 Credit
This course begins with a discussion of the unique properties of living organisms that set them apart from non-living. The presentation of molecular and cellular biology follows, and gives a background for the concepts of reproduction and genetics. Units dealing with microbiology, multi-cellular plants, organic chemistry, invertebrate animals, vertebrate animals and human biology follow in a logical sequence. The laboratory, being an integral part of the course, offers experience in sophisticated as well as basic laboratory techniques.
Prerequisite: A student registering for this course must have the recommendation of the current science teacher and a minimum overall grade of 85 in Living Environment.