Biological Science

GSST Program Model

Here is our document that lists the courses and the credits they earn: GSST Program Model 2020-2021

Below are more detailed descriptions of the courses provided by this strand:

Advanced Biological Analysis

Advanced Biological Analysis (4371): (2 weighted high school science credits)

In the fall semester, topics in the field of cell and molecular biology will be addressed, some of which include the roles of biological macromolecules, cellular organization and metabolism, and cellular processes such as communication, reproduction, respiration, and photosynthesis. In addition, mechanisms of inheritance and control of gene expression will be examined, followed by a study of developments in biotechnology. In the spring semester, evolution, phylogeny, and the diversity of living things will be discussed, with a special focus on the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals. The laboratory experience is a major component of the course, allowing students the opportunity to use technologies applied in research as well as medical and forensic laboratories while designing their own experiments and analyzing and interpreting their results. The anatomy and physiology of various vertebrate organ systems will be compared while dissecting animals in the laboratory. Advanced Biological Analysis is a college-level course that examines the topics typically studied during the first year of college by biology majors. Prerequisite: Advanced Chemical Analysis.


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Advanced Chemical Analysis

Advanced Chemical Analysis (4471): (2 weighted high school science credits)

This course focuses on the fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Extensive laboratory work will serve as the basic tools for students to explore chemistry topics. The course will provide insights into inorganic and organic chemistry. The students will explore advanced concepts such as kinetics, acid/base chemistry, equilibrium, thermochemistry, and electrochemistry. The course will emphasize problem solving through chemical calculations. Advanced Chemical Analysis is a college-level course with a strong focus on laboratory work. It examines topics typically studied during the first year of college by science majors.