BIOL 0601: Provincial Biology
Note: Students who complete BIOL 0601 will meet the ABE Provincial Level (Grade 12) learning outcomes and competencies for transfer credit as stated in the most recent BC Provincial Government’s publication Adult Basic Education: A Guide to Upgrading in British Columbia's Public Post-Secondary Institutions - An Articulation Handbook., including a completion of a minimum of seven labs (https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/post-secondary-education/adult-education/abe_guide.pdf).
This provincial-level course in human biology is equivalent to Grade 12 biology and one of the optional science courses that may be used to meet the requirements of the Adult Secondary Graduation Diploma awarded by the Ministries of Education and Advanced Education. Topics include cell biology, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, human anatomy and physiology, and genetics. The course imparts an understanding and appreciation for the way scientific knowledge is obtained and organized, so that students can apply these methods to everyday life. This course is concerned primarily with human biology (circulation, the heart, immunity, the nervous system, genetics, etc.), although there are several textbook chapters concerned with bio¬logical topics such as diffusion, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, cell division, evolution and ecology.