Prerequisite: Permission of the department
Biotechnology must be taken concurrently in the winter. This course, which prepares for the Advanced Placement Examination, focuses on three main areas of contemporary biology: molecules and cells, heredity and evolution, and organisms and populations. While it entails mastery of a great deal of detail, at the same time it concentrates on major themes applicable throughout the curriculum: energy transfer; continuity and change; regulation; interdependence; relationship of structure to function; evolution; science as a process; science, technology and society. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on the important point that, despite their many differences and ways of life, organisms must be adapted to carry out similar functions and that there is unity within the great diversity of life.
All students will be required to take the AP Biology Examination in May.
- Science course