This course is a college-level survey of biological topics. Students should be aware of the demanding nature of this course in terms of the difficulty of the material presented, the amount of preparation required, and the difficulty of unit examinations. Topics covered include chemistry of life; cell structure and function; cellular energetics; cell communication and cell cycle; heredity; gene expression and regulation; natural selection; and ecology. Critical thinking and analytical skills are emphasized and inquiry-based laboratory investigations are required. Prior to the first day of school, students are required to complete a summer assignment.
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