H-B Woodlawn Biology Course Outline

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QUARTER 1

CHEMISTRY OF LIFE

Ch. 1. Themes In the Study of Life
Ch. 2. Chemical Context of Life
Ch. 3. Water and the Fitness of the Environment
Ch. 4. Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life
Ch. 5. Structure and Function of Macromolecules
Ch. 6. Introduction to Metabolism

THE CELL

Ch. 7. A Tour of the Cell
Ch. 8. Membrane Structure and Function
Ch. 9. Cellular Respiration.
Ch. 10. Photosynthesis
Ch. 11. Cell Communication
Ch. 12. Cell Cycle

GENETICS

Ch. 13. Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles
Ch. 14. Mendel and the Gene Idea
Ch. 15. Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance

QUARTER 2

GENETICS (cont.)

Ch. 16. Molecular Basis of Inheritance
Ch. 17. From Gene to Protein
Ch. 18. Microbial Models. the Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria
Ch. 19. Organization and Control of Eukaryotic Genomes
Ch. 20. DNA Technology and Genomics
Ch. 21. Genetic Basis of Development

MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTION

Ch. 22. Descent With Modification. A Darwinian View of Life
Ch. 23. Evolution of Populations
Ch. 24. The Origin of Species
Ch. 25. Phylogeny and Systematics

THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

Ch. 26. Early Earth and the Origin of Life
Ch. 27. Prokaryotes and the Origins of Metabolic Diversity
Ch. 28. Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity
Ch. 29. Plant Diversity I. How Plants Colonized Land
Ch. 30. Plant Diversity Ii. the Evolution of Seed Plants
Ch. 31. Fungi
Ch. 32. Introduction to Animal Evolution
Ch. 33. Invertebrates
Ch. 34. Vertebrate Evolution and Diversity

 

QUARTER 3

PLANT FORM AND FUNCTION

Ch. 35. Plant Structure and Growth
Ch. 36. Transport In Plants
Ch. 37. Plant Nutrition
Ch. 38. Plant Reproduction and Biotechnology
Ch. 39. Plant Responses to Internal and External Signals

ANIMAL FORM AND FUNCTION

Ch. 40. Introduction to Animal Structure and Function
Ch. 41. Animal Nutrition
Ch. 42. Circulation and Gas Exchange
Ch. 43. The Body's Defenses
Ch. 44. Regulating the Internal Environment
Ch. 45. Chemical Signals In Animals
Ch. 46. Animal Reproduction
Ch. 47. Animal Development
Ch. 48. Nervous Systems
Ch. 49. Sensory and Motor Mechanisms

QUARTER 4

ECOLOGY
Ch. 50. Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
Ch. 51. Behavioral Biology
Ch. 52. Population Ecology
Ch. 53. Community Ecology
Ch. 54. Ecosystems
Ch. 55. Conservation Biology

SOL TEST PREPARATION

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