Grade Levels: 11 & 12
Course Length: Full Year
Prerequisite: CP Biology
Zoology is a biological science that reinforces and extends
the central concepts of Biology I using the animal kingdom as a content focus.
To be successful, students should have a strong understanding of ecology, cell
biology, and genetics. These concepts will be used as a foundation to explore
the evolution and diversity of the animal kingdom and provide a basis for
comparative anatomy and physiology. This course is designed to emphasize
scientific and critical thinking as well as to provide general exposure to the
research that zoologists perform. Students will learn the anatomy of selected
invertebrates and dissecting techniques appropriate for these animals. Zoology
is recommended to any student with a strong interest in biology.