Advanced Biology Tentative Course Syllabus

Keep in mind that this is a tentative syllabus and will almost certainly change, but it gives you a good idea of the sequence of things…

Ch 1 – Introduction: The Scientific Study of Life

Ch 2 – The Chemical Basis of Life (Inorganic Chemistry/Properties of Water)

Ch 3 – The Molecules of Cells (Properties of Carbon, Functional Groups, Macromolecules)

Test I – Chapters 1-3

Ch 4: A Tour of the Cell (Cellular properties and types, Cellular organelles)

Ch 5: The Working Cell (Cellular Transport)

Test II – Chapters 4, 5

Ch 6: How Cells Harvest Chemical Energy

Ch 7: Photosynthesis (only certain sections)

Test III – Chapters 6,7

Ch 8: The Cellular Basis of Reproduction and Inheritance

Test IV – Chapter 8

Ch 9: Patterns of Inheritance

Test V – Chapter 9

Ch 10: Molecular Biology of the Gene

Ch 11: The Control of Gene Expression

Test VI – Chapters 10 and 11

Ch 12: DNA Technology and the Human Genome

Test VII – Chapter 12


12/20-1/05 Midyear Break

Ch 13: How Populations Evolve

Ch 14: The Origin of Species

Ch 15: Tracing Evolutionary History

Test VIII – Chapters 13, 14, and 15

Ch 16: The Origin and Evolution of Microbial Life: Prokaryotes and Protists

Ch 17: Plants, Fungi, and the Colonization of Land

Test IX – Chapters 16-17

Ch 18: The Evolution of Animal Diversity

Test X – Chapter 18

Ch 20: Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function

Ch 21: Nutrition and Digestion

Test XI – Chapters 20 and 21

Ch 22: Respiration: the Exchange of Gases

Ch 23: Circulation

Ch 24: Immune System (abbreviated)

4/03-4/12 Spring Break

Ch 25: Control of the internal environment

Test XII – Chapters 22-25 (These chapters will not be covered in great detail)

Ch 34: The Biosphere…

Ch 35: Population Dynamics

Ch 36: Communities and Ecosystems

Test XII – Chapters 35 and 36

Final Exam

This is a tentative schedule and will almost certainly change…

Some useful links to keep on hand…

Jason Johnson – 744-8590 Please do not call/text after 10pm.

Email: – I use this for most communication

Webpages: -This will be used for sending out homework and where you can check your grade. (also linked at the bottom of every email) – Here you will find my personal study guides, RPS guides and glossary, as well as copies of the workbook pages. - Textbook Website that has all kinds of good study aids plus the online quizzes.