This course provides an introduction to biology from an ecological perspective. Students study evolution; the origin of life; cell biology; viruses, bacteria, protists and fungi; local land and aquatic ecosystems, including native species identification. Field trips are an important part of this course.
Both Biology 1061 and Biology 1071 are required for covering the biology topics contained in high school courses up to and including the Grade 11 level. Biology 1061 will include a minimum of four labs and two field trips. Field trips allow students to explore local ecology in order to meet intended learning outcomes such as - Conduct field procedures safely and ethically - Analyze and interpret data collected - Native species identification.
Biology 1061 and Biology 1071 can be taken at the same time or in any order.
Course code: BIOL 1061
Length: 60 hours
Prerequisites• English 10 or equivalent
• Math 10 (VCC MATH 0750/0751, Foundations of Math & Precalculus 10, or equivalent)
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.