Life Science 11

Course Outline: LIFE SCIENCE 11

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

Units of Study:

  • Unit #1 – DNA and Evolution
  • Unit #2 – Microbiology
  • Unit #3 – Botany
  • Unit #4 – Zoology


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

Recommended prerequisites:

The student must have at least high school level reading skills. This is not an extremely difficult course, but lots of reading is required.


Required text book – 11th Edition of Inquiry Into Life (Sylvia S. Mader).

Note – This edition of the book has giraffes on its cover.

Substantive Assignment = 5%
Other Assignments = 35%
Tests = 60%

For further curriculum details please refer to the BC Ministry of Education:

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who do not log onto the course, or keep in contact with their instructor on a weekly basis, will be viewed as having withdrawn from this online course.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.