Biology

It’s alive! Biology is the study of living organisms and the natural world. In this class, you’ll learn about the processes and chemistry that give life to the world while exploring topics ranging from DNA to evolution, reproduction to taxonomy. Interactive exercises and web labs will help you improve your analytical skills while introducing you to new scientific and algebraic concepts. RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: None.

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SEMESTER 1

Unit 1: Introduction to Biology

  • Studying Biology
  • Chemistry of Living Things

Unit 2: The Cell

  • Cell Theory and Organization
  • Membranes and Transport
  • Cell Division
  • Cell Energetics
  • Catabolic Pathways

Unit 3: Genetics

  • DNA
  • Genomes and Sexual Reproduction
  • Inheritance, Genes and Chromosomes
  • Biotechnology

SEMESTER 2

Unit 4: Evolution, Taxonomy and Microorganisms

  • Darwin and Evolution
  • Origins of the Species
  • Taxonomy and Classification
  • Microorganisms

Unit 5: Plant Biology and the Fungi

  • Fungi and Plant Evolution
  • Plant Structure and Nutrition
  • Plant Reproduction, Development and Control

Unit 6: Animal Biology

  • Introduction to Animals
  • Animal Systems I
  • Animal Systems II
  • Animal Systems III

Unit 7: Environmental Biology

  • Ecology and Conservation