Adult High School Biology (HSBI)

High School Courses

HSBI 010 Marine Biology (5 Units)

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

This text-based course will teach students about marine organisms, marine habitats, and global marine issues. This course will teach students about the characteristics of marine organisms as well as their role in their unique environments. This course will utilize scientific resources structured to give students a hands-on experience without having to leave the classroom. This course will address state science standards, state environmental principles, and state writing standards. Evaluation takes the form of review questions, critical thinking essays and examinations. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Science

HSBI 020 Oceanography (5 Units)

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

This course covers the basics of oceanography, beginning with oceans, marine geological formations, currents and waves. Animal and plant life in the ocean is also covered with a discussion of ecological concerns and pollution. Additionally, the student is expected to explore a current scientific issue related to the course. Evaluation takes the form of tests based on presented material. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Science

HSBI 030 Biology (10 Units)

Hours: 144 (144 lecture)

This competency-based survey course will introduce students to the basic concepts necessary to understand the diversity and complexity of life on earth. Topics covered include the scientific method, the chemistry of living things, cell structure and function, genetics and heredity, evolution and adaptation, unicellular and multicellular organisms, human biology, and ecology. Text books will be supplemented with interactive, multimedia and software assignments. Evaluation takes the form of regular student-instructor conferencing, quizzes and a final exam. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Science