Biology

Biology 20 (SCN2231)

Credits: 5
Prerequisite: Science 10
Required for: Biology 30 or Science 30 (with administrator’s permission)

This course involves the study of the following topics:

  • Biochemistry and Cells
    Proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, cell structure and function
  • Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration
    Conversion and utilization of energy by living things
  • Human Body Systems
    Digestive, circulatory, immune response, respiratory, excretory, and musculo-skeletal systems
  • Evolution
    Evidence and theories of the process of change over time in species
  • Ecology
    Interaction of biotic and a-biotic factors in our local ecosystem

Biology 30 (SCN3230)

Credits: 5
Prerequisite: Biology 20

Students in this course will write an Alberta Education Diploma Exam valued at 50% of their final grade.

This course involves the study of the following topics:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the control systems in the human organism
    Nervous system and endocrine system
  • Anatomy and physiology of the reproductive systems
    Related reproductive technologies
  • Reproduction at the cellular level
    Mitosis and meiosis
  • Genetics
    Classical, molecular and population levels
  • Ecology
    Population growth and community interactions