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Science - Davar Academy

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Dates:

November 2016 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe how the basic units of matter interact to produce the complex macromolecules that imbue living systems with the many properties that constitute the living state; understand the scientific basis for declaring the cell as the basic unit of life; understand the scientific method and develop critical thinking in seeking to solve problems; analyze the nature of the different processes involved in cell metabolism, cellular respiration, fermentation and photosynthesis; develop an understanding of the cell cycle, genetics, meiosis, the chromosomal basis of inheritance, the molecular basis of inheritance from gene to protein, and the regulation of gene expression; describe the life processes carried out by plant and animal life forms as well as human biological processes; and understand different forms of ecology and ecosystems and how they apply to life on planet earth and be able to acquire information and skills that will enable them to successfully understand more advanced concepts of biological science that encompass biology.

Instruction:

The course covers the cellular and molecular basis of life including certain core concepts of biology such as cell structure and physiology, metabolism, cellular reproduction, Mendelian genetics, modern genetics, and genetic engineering. It explores life processes, including nutrition, respiration, circulation, excretion and regulation and the maintenance of homeostasis. Other topics include: systems moving up the life chain from plants to animals and ultimately to human beings and different forms and implications of the various ecological systems of the planet. The course of study necessary to be prepared for the proctored proficiency examination consists of lessons based on the readings from the textbook. Students are encouraged to answer all the review questions and quizzes for each lesson.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biology or General Sciences (11/16).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study, self-paced). 

Dates:

November 2016 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the earth’s climate system and physical mechanisms of climate change; explain potential climate change impacts, mitigation options, and adaptation strategies; identify and assess key issues at the intersection of climate and society; and analyze and present modeled and observed climate data.

Instruction:

This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of basic meteorology and essential background for further discussion of changes in weather and climate.  Major topics include: the structure of the atmosphere; weather processes, systems and phenomena; climate and climatic change, economic impact of weather. The course of study necessary to be prepared for the proctored proficiency examination consists of lessons based on the readings from the textbook.  Students are encouraged to answer all the review questions and quizzes for each lesson.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Environmental Ecology or Oceanographic Sciences (11/16).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study, self-paced). 

Dates:

November 2016 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the earth's interior and exterior structure; identify the composition of indigenous rocks and minerals; explain how weather and erosion affect the surface of the earth; explain how earthquakes and volcanoes affect the earth’s surface and the formation of islands and mountains; apply the scientific method in order to conduct scientific inquiries and data gathering with respect to various aspects of earth science; interpret data relating to earthquakes such as Richter scale readings and meteorological data such as barometer readings; identify the characteristics of various types of climates; and determine whether humans have the ability to affect weather and climate on the earth’s surface for both positive and negative results.

Instruction:

This course gives a basic overview of Earth Science and focuses on the general makeup of the planet Earth, its position in space, and its changes and development. It explores the basic composition of the earth with respect to minerals and rocks. Students study the different processes that give shape to the surface of the earth such as weathering and erosion and consider how major disruptions such as earthquakes and volcanoes affect the development of the earth’s surface. Instruction includes the topics of meteorology and how weather is based on shifts in air masses, precipitation, and fronts, climate change and its causes and consequences. The course of study necessary to be prepared for the proctored proficiency examination consists of lessons based on the readings from the textbook. Students are encouraged to answer all the review questions and quizzes for each lesson.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Anthropology, Meteorology, or Oceanography (11/16).

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