Grade Level: 9-10
Length of Course: 1 Year (2 Semesters)
Credit Type: College Prep, U.C. Approved- D,
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Agriculture Program with prior completion of Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources strongly recommended.
Ag Biology is a one-year laboratory-based course designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the characteristics and functions of living organisms as well as provide students with the opportunity to develop their skills in scientific investigation, which will include projects requiring research. This course satisfies one half of the science requirements for graduation as well as the UC “A-G” requirement for laboratory science. It is designed to give advanced students a greater in-depth look into the characteristics and functions of living organisms. Topics include scientific methodology, cellular structure and function, evolutionary processes, genetics, ecology, anatomy and physiology. The Agriscience Pathway helps students acquire a broad understanding of a variety of agricultural areas, develop an awareness of the many career opportunities in agriculture, participate in occupationally relevant experiences, and work cooperatively with a group to develop and expand leadership abilities. Students study California agriculture, agricultural business, agricultural technologies, natural resources, and animal, plant, and soil sciences.