Biology 11

Course Outline: BIOLOGY 11

Course Duration:
You have one calendar year to complete this course from the date of Activation.

Units of Study:

  • DNA and Evolution
    • DNA structure / replication
    • Genetics
    • Natural Selection
    • Taxonomy
  • Viruses, Bacteria & Human Health
    • Microscopes, Viruses, Immune System, Bacteria
  • Protists and Fungi
    • The Protists, The Fungi
  • Plants
    • Algae, mosses and other primitive plants
    • Plants that made seeds
    • Seed plant structures
  • Animals
    • Introduction/sponges
    • Jellyfish and their relatives
    • Flatworms, roundworms, segmented worms
    • Molluscs
    • Arthropods (bugs)
    • Starfish and their relatives
    • Chordates (our phylum)
    • Chordates (mammals)
  • Ecology
    • How living things interact with each other


This course looks at all of the major groups of living things. It explains how these life forms are related to each other; examines the impact that these organisms have upon the environment; as well as human health and the economy.

Recommended prerequisites:

Recent completion of Science 10 would be helpful.


*Textbook: Biology Miller-Levine and Lab Manual: Miller-Levine / You must also have internet access

*(Textbook is available at Riverside Centre – $75.00 refundable deposit required)


*Six unit Tests = 60% (there is no final exam for this course)

Labs and assignments = 40% (it is important to complete all assignments in order)

*Unit 1 DNA & Evolution / Unit 2 Viruses, Bacteria & Human Health / Unit 3 Protists & Fungi / Unit 4 Plants / Unit 5 First test Animals / Unit 6 Second test Animals

Student Responsibilities

Students are expected to log onto the course and submit one assignment each week (or have contact with the instructor). Students who do not log onto the course, or keep in contact with their instructor on a weekly basis, will be viewed as having withdrawn from this online course. If you are active and withdraw from an online course, the Ministry of Education regulations will prohibit you from retaking this online course for two reporting periods.