Biology permeates our everyday lives, from the way our bodies function, to the many organisms we rely upon for food, to the biosphere that supports all the life around us. Our study of biology in this course will allow us to explore the workings of the natural world, and also how humans interact with and influence the biological world.
Laboratories will provide opportunity to apply the scientific method to assess biological questions and to gain hands-on experience investigating the biological world. We will also seek to apply our knowledge of biology to current events and issues with biological significance (which can include a broad range of topics, such as the ethics of genetic testing to the endangered species act). We will also explore how to reconcile views of science and faith, and we will seek to grow in our appreciation for the complex interactions found in God’s creation.