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AP Biology S1

Course Number: 413
Subject: Science
Major/Program of Study: Elective Liberal Arts
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (Science credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

AP Biology uses a college level textbook to develop an in-depth, conceptual understanding of life science rather than an accumulation of isolated facts. Students will experience the process of scientific inquiry, recognize the unifying themes that integrate the major topics of biology, and apply their biological knowledge and critical thinking skills to environmental 31 and social concerns. The number of topics included in an AP Biology course, as well as the time students need to spend on coursework, further distinguish this class from the typical first year biology class. Prerequisites and other notes: Satisfactory completion of Algebra II (308), Biology (403), and Chemistry (405). Students must complete AP Biology (414) to be prepared to take the AP Biology exam.