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807 ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY AP Biology is a college-level intro- ductory Biology course using exten- sive readings. Students are required to take the AP exam in May. The course covers topics in biochemis- try, cell biology, the chromosome theory of heredity, evolution by natural selection, ecology, and cur- rent advances in molecular biology. The required AP Lab exercises are performed and additional exercises are used to reinforce topics. Pre- requisites are high school courses in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Prerequisite: Minimum end of year grade in Biology of A– and permis- sion of instructor. (full year/one credit)

809 INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS A year-long course in which students explore engineering curricula though robotics, data analysis, lab writing and field trips. In a series of increasing complex challenges students will de- sign, program, build, and troubleshoot autonomous task-oriented robots. Students should have three years of upper school level science and and a high mathmatical proficiency. Prerequisites: three high school science classes with grades of B or higher, enrollment in or completion of Calculus AB, and permission of instructor. (full year/one credit)

808 ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES IN CONTEMPORARY LIFE “Eco Perspectives” explores the scientific basis for Ecology and defines the various parameters of environment that affect living or- ganisms. Students read natural history writings and write experien- tial and analytical essays. Human impacts on the environment are evaluated. The reasons, means, and ethics for conservation are ex- plored. Field trips are taken to identify local biodiversity and habi- tats. Prerequisities are Physics or Chemistry, and Biology (can be concurrent). (full year/one credit)

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