College Science Prerequisites, Course Description, and Textbooks
Biology 2 (BIO102) – Prerequisites
High School Diploma or equivalent, and Biology 1 or equivalent.
Biology 2 (BIO102) – Course Description
Biology 2 requires four weekends to complete. The accelerated biology classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am to 6:30pm.
(4 Semester Units, includes lab*)
The weekend Biology 2 course continues with a comprehensive examination of the human organism. It focuses on histology, anatomy, and physiology of the major organ systems found in the human body. Nutrition and evolution are also discussed in this accelerated college biology class. Students gain a basic understanding of the structure and function of the human body on a variety of levels of organization.
* If the college or university to which the student intends to transfer Integrated Science Program (ISP) courses requires 5 instead of 4 semester units per portion of a course (either 1 or 2), we offer 1 semester unit independent study courses for each formal course which provide empirically-based studies that enhance, deepen, and further integrate knowledge of the subject by developing different problem-solving skills and conceptual organization than those fostered in formal classroom and laboratory learning.
Biology 2 – Textbook
Starr, C., Taggart, R., Evers, C. and Starr, L. (2008). Biology: the unit and diversity of life. 12th. ed. Florence, KY: Thomson/ Brooks Cole.