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221 Applied Biology
(Wt. 1.00, 1 Unit)
Freshman students who demonstrate a need for stronger science skills should choose this one-year non-lab course. Emphasis is placed on the development of comprehension and understanding of the tools and processes of scientific inquiry. Concentration is on acquisition of a working knowledge of biological science. Students are prepared for success the following year in Living Environment (Regents).
225 Regents Living Environment (Biology) w/ Lab
(Wt. 1.00, 1 Unit)
Course goals are directed so that students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
This course is designed to prepare students to explain, both accurately and with appropriate depth, the most important ideas about our living environment. Students, in attaining scientific literacy, ought to be able to generate such explanations, in their own words, by the time they complete this course. This course ends with the Regents examination in Living Environment.
227 Honors Living Environment (Biology) w/ Lab
(Wt. 1.05, 1 Unit)
Prerequisite: See honors criteria .
This course is designed to prepare the upper level student to explain, both accurately and with appropriate depth, the most important ideas about our living environment. Students, in attaining scientific literacy, ought to be able to generate such explanations, in their own words, by the time they complete this course. A research project designed to enhance and enrich the core Living Environment curriculum is required for successful completion of this course. The course ends with the Regents examination in Living Environment.
257 AP Biology w/Lab
(Wt 1.05, 1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Living Environment, Chemistry
The Advanced Placement Course in Biology is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course taken by biology majors during their first year. This course differs significantly from the usual first high school course in biology with respect to the level of textbook used, the range and depth of topics covered, the kind of lab work done by students, and the time and effort required by students. The AP Biology course was designed to be taken by students after successful completion of a first course in high school biology and one in high school chemistry as well. It aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of Biology.
Living Environment Core Curriculum