Science 3: Biology

DESCRIPTION:

This course emphasizes the study of living organisms and life processes. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 examines the structure and function of cells and human body systems including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, lymphatic, and reproductive systems. It provides lines of support for the Theory of Evolution, the evolutionary process, hominid evolution, classification, and interdependence of living organisms.

Semester 2 describes Mendel’s work and the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, universal genetic code, and processes associated with reproduction and human development. Matter and energy in living systems are discussed with an overview of four types of biological macromolecules, cellular respiration, and an examination of the role of enzymes.

CREDITS:

1 Credit

PREREQUISITES:

Science 2: Physical Science

STANDARDS:

This course is aligned to the National Science Education Standards (NSES), Florida Sunshine State Standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.

Science 3: Biology Semester 1

  • SCI 301: Pretest – Biology
  • The Cell
  • Integumentary and Skeletal Systems
  • Human Muscular System
  • Nervous System
  • Human Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
  • Human Digestive and Excretory Systems
  • Human Endocrine and Immune Systems
  • Human Reproductive System
  • The Theory of Evolution
  • Evolutionary Timeline
  • Biological Classifications
  • Plant and Animal Kingdoms
  • Primate and Hominid Evolution
  • Hominid and Human Evolution
  • Interdependence of Organisms
  • SCI 301: Test – Biology

Science 3: Biology Semester 2

  • SCI 302: Pretest – Biology
  • Mendel’s Laws
  • Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
  • Universal Genetic Code
  • Transcription and Translation
  • Mitosis
  • Meiosis
  • Human Development
  • Biological Macromolecules Overview
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Proteins
  • Nucleic Acid
  • Cellular Respiration
  • Role of Enzymes
  • SCI 302: Test – Biology