Biology @ PEC

Course title: Biology (P) * Course number: 3075 * Credits: 10 * Updated: 6 July 2013


Course Description: This course includes the investigation of cell processes, genetics, population dynamaics, ecology, classification, and plant/animal physiology. This course meets the UC & CSU "D" requirement and addresses the California State standards. Students will take the CST exam for biology.


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Biology Introduction and Placement 0.5 IE1(A/B), C
Investigation/Science Fair 0.5 IE C, D, M, N
Cells--Structure & Function 1.0 1A, C, E
Photosynthesis and Respiration 0.5

1F, G

Genetics 1.0

2A/G, 3A

DNA/RNA-Mitosis & Meiosis 1.0

1H, 4B/C, 5A/B

Enzymes 0.5 1B, H
Human Body--Physiology 1.0 9A/C/D
Human Body-Disease 0.5 (10AB/C)
Evolution & Natural Selection 0.5

7C, 7D,


* Review for Benchmark #3 0.5

7C/D, 8A/C/E,


* CST Preparation and  Administration 0.5 All standards
Ecology 0.5 (6B/C/DF)
Earth Day Project 0.5 (IEK/M)
Earth Day Presentation 1.0 (IEL)
Extra unit: Geologic and Topographic Maps (0.5) (IEH)
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