Biology - For - Credit Optional
Instructor: Hanna Schurman
Offered: (6 week program) June 17 - July 26, 2019; 8:30am - 12:30pm.
This for-credit course is the equivalent of the Head-Royce’s 11th grade Biology, modified for a summer immersion format; it may be taken in lieu of Head-Royce Biology in the academic year. This course covers essential concepts of molecular and cellular biology, including genetics, organismal physiology of plants and animals, and interactions of organisms in the community, ecosystem, and biosphere. There is approximately one hour of daily lab activity corresponding to the weekly lab period in the regular year course. In comparison with the regular year course, reading assignments outside the classroom are modified to match the increased pace of the class and increased daily class time through the immersion format; the science fair project will be optional. As an equivalent of our U.C. certified course, this course counts for U.C. credit. Students may choose to take this course on a for-credit or audited basis. See web site for more information on options related to transcript reporting and declaring for-credit status. Open to students in summers before and after 11th grade. There will be midterm and final exams.
TEXT: Biology: Concepts and Applications, 7th Ed., ISBN-13: 978-0495-1199-75 Included in the course, instructors will distribute
Algebra II - For-Credit Optional
Instructor: Molly Gowen
Offered: June 17 - July 26, 2019; 8:30am - 12:30pm.
A U.C. Certified equivalent of academic year Algebra II is taught in an intensive six-week format. The primary purpose for taking this course is to review and preview Algebra II as needed. Top-performing Head-Royce students may use the course to accelerate into Pre-calculus pending departmental approval. As with all summer for-credit courses, students may choose to audit this course or proceed on a for-credit basis.) Textbooks will be loaned to the students, but students must provide their own graphing calculator (Head-Royce uses the TI84 or TI83).
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry, minimum “C” grade. Attach transcript w/ registration. As with academic year Algebra II, Summer Algebra II does not include trigonometry.