COURSE DESCRIPTION

Biology II (Genetics/ Forensics)
Grade 10-12
1 credit
Prerequisite: Biology I, Chemistry I

Biology II is a course in which students investigate and apply concepts associated with the genetics unit studied in Biology I. Topics such as biotechnology, genetic diseases, ethical issues, and gene manipulation will be covered. In addition, forensic topics such as crime scene investigation, fingerprint analysis and scientific problem solving methods will be addressed. Laboratory experience, discussion and small group work will be important components of the class. Current technological advances within the field of genetics will also be discussed.