DUAL CREDIT BIOLOGY
This is a Dual Credit Course. Dual credit is part of the Lone Star College System’s exceptional admissions program. It is especially designed for junior and senior secondary education students who qualify to earn high school and college credit simultaneously while still in high school. The coursework will prepare students for the Advanced Placements tests in the Spring. All students in this class are eligible to take the AP test in the Spring. All students are highly encouraged to do so.
A contemporary course including applications of the scientific method, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, classical and human genetics, virology and mechanisms of evolution.
Course Learning Outcomes:
- Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving to make informed decisions in the laboratory.
- Apply scientific reasoning to investigate questions, and utilize scientific tools such as microscopes and laboratory equipment to collect and analyze data.
- Communicate effectively the results of scientific investigations.
- Describe the characteristics of life.
- Explain the methods of inquiry used by scientists.
- Compare and contrast the structures, reproduction, and characteristics of viruses, prokaryotic cells, and eukaryotic cells.
- Describe the structure of cell membranes and the movement of molecules across a membrane.
- Identify the substrates, products, and important chemical pathways in metabolism.
- Identify the principles of inheritance and solve classical genetic problems.
- Identify the chemical structures, synthesis, and regulation of nucleic acids and proteins.
- Describe the unity and diversity of life and the evidence for evolution through natural selection.
- Identify the basic properties of substances needed for life.
- Employ teamwork for a shared purpose or goal.
Grading for DC Biology:
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Grading for Cy-Fair High School Biology 2:
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