Please note the majority of the information for this course is on my Canvas page.
This course is designed as an in-depth study of the principles of the living world. Coursework will provide students with an under- standing of the complexity, diversity, and interconnectedness of life on earth. Students will explore cellular and molecular biology, genetics and genetic technology, evolution, and ecosystems in a manner that develops higher-level thinking skills while providing real-world applications.
What we know today about biology is a result of inquiry. Science is a way of knowing. Therefore, the process of inquiry in science and developing critical thinking skills is the most important part of this course.
At the end of the course, students will have an awareness of the integration of other sciences in the study of biology, understand how the species to which we belong is similar to, yet different from, other species, and be knowledgeable and responsible citizens in understanding biological issues that could potentially impact their lives.
The overall goal is to balance knowledge, understanding, and skills in our programs and qualifications to enable candidates to become effective students and to provide a solid foundation for their continuing educational journey. As members of the Red Mountain family, we pride ourselves on our dedication to Courage, Respect, and Influence. Students are expected to meet specific positive behavioral standards both in and out of the classroom. These behaviors, such as being respectful and practicing academic honesty, are what make Red Mountain such an amazing place to learn.