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Mr. Damien Rutkoski
drutkoski324@yahoo.com
570.655.2836 ext. 2226
Wyoming Area Secondary Center

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Wyoming Area School District
Course Syllabus
Introduction to Biology

 

Department                             Science
Course                                     Introduction to Biology
Instructor                                Mr. Damien M. Rutkoski
School Phone                          570.655.2836   ext. 2226
Homework Hotline                 2226
Email                                       drutkoski324@yahoo.com

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Course Description:  This course serves as an introduction to the study of all living things.  The areas of Biology to be explored will include:  cell biology, genetics, ecology, and the diversity of life.  The course content is aligned with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Science and Technology and Ecology and the Environment.

Text:   Biology The Living Science by Miller and Levine, Prentice Hall Publishing Company, 2000.

Materials to be used: scientific calculator, notebook, pencils, folder.

Course Outline:

The Science of Biology
The Chemistry of Life
Cell Structure and Function
Energy and the Cell
Cell Division
Genetics
DNA and RNA
Evolution
Ecology
Life on Earth

The official school district policy will be used in converting numerical averages to letter grades and is listed below.  FINAL AVERAGES ARE NOT ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST WHOLE NUMBER!!!

A         95-100                         C         75-79
A-        90-94                           C-        70-74
B         85-89                           D         65-69
B-        80-84                           F          0-64

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