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Science

Biology I (Honors and Regular)

Biology is the study of life. In this course the student will be introduced to multiple principles which govern life processes. The student will learn numerous aspects of the Science of Biology. Some of these are: laboratory safety, the scientific method, analysis of biological data, genetics, taxonomy, microbiology, anatomy and physiology of invertebrates and vertebrates.

Chemistry (Honors and Regular)

Chemistry is the study of matter, its structure and composition, its changes, causes, and the interaction of matter. Throughout the course the student will learn: safe use of chemical laboratory equipment, observe and describe chemical quantities, carefully record data, clarify operational definitions, use critical thinking and scientific problems solving to make decisions, use scientific methods during field and laboratory investigations.

Environmental Systems (Honors and Regular)

Environmental science is a multidisciplinary field that expands all sciences. This includes relationships between the environment and humans. The student will be able to learn: lab safety, develop an appreciation for the environment, analyze biological data, learn components of ecosystems and biomes, evolution of organisms, biodiversity of living things, water, air, and land, agriculture, economics, policy and the future.

Biology IV (Early Admissions College Course)

Biology 1306 & Biology 1307 EPCC Course Numbers

Studies the fundamental principles of living organisms, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Includes the concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, and scientific reasoning. Studies the reproduction and development, classical and molecular genetics, ecology, evolution, and an introduction to the diversity of the prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plant and animal kingdoms from a taxonomic, morphological, and physiological standpoint

Geology (Early Admissions College Course)

GEOL 1401 & GEOL 1402 – EPCC Course Number

Studies the physical processes that shape the earth, including an introduction to geophysics, hydrology, physiography, and meteorology. Studies the earth as a planet, including an introduction to astronomy and oceanography. Provides a survey of the history of the earth through time, as evidenced by plants, animals, rocks, and minerals.

Physics (Honors and Regular)

This course will introduce the student to the physical properties of matter, motion, energy, and force as well as their theoretical and practical applications, laboratory procedures, problem solving, and mathematical analysis. Course Content: Topics such as Newtonian Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Waves, Optics, and Electricity /Magnetism, will be presented through both classroom instruction and demonstrations and student-led laboratory exercises. Students will also participate in several projects throughout both semesters.