This course provides an introduction to biology from an ecological perspective. Students study evolution; the origin of life; cell biology; viruses, bacteria, protists and fungi; local land and aquatic ecosystems, including native species identification. Field trips provide students with opportunities to explore local ecology and analyze and interpret data collected. Biology 0861 and Biology 0871 can be taken at the same time or in any order. Both Biology 0861 and Biology 0871 are required for completion of ABE Advanced level Biology.
Course code: BIOL 0861
Length: 96.0 hours
PrerequisitesMATH 0751, Foundations of Math & Precalculus 10 or equivalent; English 10 or equivalent.
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† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.