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Physical Science (210)
Prerequisite: 
None
Physical Science is an introductory level laboratory course with the first semester focusing on chemistry and the second semester focusing on physics.
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Physics (220)
Prerequisite: 
Algebra 2
(or taken simultaneously)
Physics is a laboratory science course, recommended for the college bound student. This course involves the study of light, electricity, magnetism, forces, energy, motion, and nuclear topics in a highly mathematical forum. Laboratory activities are used to reinforce concepts.
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Chemistry 1 (230)
Prerequisite: 
Algebra 1 & Biology 1
Chemistry is a course dealing with the composition of matter, the change matter undergoes, and the theories, laws and models that have been developed to explain these changes. This course is designed to prepare students for college chemistry.
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Chemistry 2 (235) @ Central A&M
Prerequisite: 
Chemistry 1
This course is designed for students who have a strong interest in science and who wish to explore chemistry to a greater depth than is possible in Chemistry I. This course will be more abstract and mathematical in nature than Chemistry I. Quantitative relationships of chemical changes will be emphasized.
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General Life Science (255)
Prerequisite: 
Meets School-Determined Criteria
This course is an introductory-level high school science course.  There is minimal lecture, as the focus is hands-on science.
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Biology 1 (260)
Prerequisite: 
None
In this course, the scientific method is emphasized through lab experiences. The course is designed to give a basic background in life science, with emphasis placed upon the cell, genetics, evolution, basic chemistry, and ecological and environmental relationships.
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Biology 2 (270)
Prerequisite: 
Biology 1
The course examines more closely the various types and levels of plant and animal life.  Behavioral and ecological relationships are emphasized.  Dissections, including shark and fetal pig, highlight animal anatomy, while collections and field trips enhance the study of plants.
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Anatomy & Physiology (281)
Prerequisite: 
Biology 2
This course is recommended for those entering the medical field and for those wishing a better understanding of self. Various labs emphasize how we function, and cat dissection highlights our anatomical features.
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Microbiology & Genetics (282)
Prerequisite: 
Biology 2
This course is highly recommended for those entering the medical or research-related fields. Microbes have a profound effect on all life forms, especially humans. "Genetics is the future." Labs, including electrophoresis, highlight this advanced course.
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