Biology

Course Number: 402/403

Open To:
Grades 9-12

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Laboratory Science area “D” requirement. Satisfies one year of Science graduation requirement.

Course Description:
Biology is a lab-oriented course designed to be an introduction to the science of life. Through experimentation and lectures, the following topics are explored: classification, evolution, genetics, ecology, cells and an overview of biological systems. This class will prepare students for the SAT II exam in ecological biology.

Textbook/Class Resources:

Biology Miller + Levine; Kenneth R. Miller and Joseph S. Levine; 2019 Student Edition. ISBN: 9780328995059 (e-text). ISBN: 9780328925124 (print)

Students are strongly encouraged to buy the text directly from Pearson. To locate the book on their website, go to Pearson →  enter school’s zip code (92116) → select OLP → enter ISBN

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
High School Placement Test