Course Description: This upper level class is a more in-depth subcellular study of biology with an introduction to biochemical concepts and body systems. Building on the Biology I class, this level will focus briefly on botany (study of plants), zoology (study of animals), and cell biology. Additionally, Biochemistry is incorporated into this level of biology in order to understand the body systems functions that are introduced. The second half of the year will focus more on human anatomy and physiology, genetics, and some disease processes. (A student should have had the Biology I class at Southside prior to taking this course. However, if a student has had biology in another setting, the level, type, and amount should be evaluated with the instructor prior to enrollment.) One of the goals will be to encourage further studies in a field of science. In addition to the textbook, students will receive additional reading materials and coloring illustrations to accompany the lessons. A hands-on approach to biology will be used along with the assignment of projects and experiments.
Instructor: Laura Majeskey, 804-598-2208, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition: $495 a year or $55/month
Copy & Materials Fee: $80 (this is a one-time fee that may be split into two payments upon arrangement with the instructor)
Text: Holt Biology (late 2005 or early 2006 edition), by George Johnson and Peter Raven ISBN 13:978-0030740619
Class Minimum: 4 students