Biology (Life Science)

Course No: 3010
Subject: Science
Grade Level: 9, 10
Course Length: Year
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: D
Prerequisite: None
Criteria for Enrollment: None
Fulfillments: One of two years of science; UC approved laboratory science course

Biology is the scientific study of life and living organisms. This course aims to develop students into scientifically literate citizens who have mastered the critical thinking skills that will allow them to make informed decisions in a world increasingly impacted by scientific discovery. This course also aims to develop in students an appreciation for the natural world and our role in its stewardship. Units of study in this course include evolutionary biology, genetics, heredity, cell structure and function, human reproduction, and ecology.