This course is designed to offer students a solid foundation in introductory college-level biology. Biology Honors is founded on the four big ideas of biology:
- The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life.
- Biological systems utilize energy to grow, reproduce, and to maintain life.
- Living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes.
- Biological systems interact with other biological systems.
The structure of this course assists students in developing an appreciation for the study of life and helps students identify and understand unifying principles within a diversified biological world. Emphasis is placed on providing the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. Students are encouraged to take the AP Biology examination in May.
Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry