2018-2019 Course Catalogue

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Charlotte Latin School’s science program is designed to expose students to a range of scientific disciplines that will enable them to be responsible, informed citizens, and to allow them to pursue further studies in those areas of science in which they are most...

[Open to freshmen and new students.]
This course covers the basic principles and theories of physics from a qualitative and quantitative perspective. Content is grouped into units and each unit follows a modeling cycle where students interactively develop and then use...

[Open to freshmen and new students, according to placement requirements.]
The basic principles and theories of physics are studied from a qualitative and quantitative perspective. Major topics covered include scientific methods, linear motion, Newton’s...

[Open to sophomores.]
The Chemistry course is designed to be an interactive experiential treatment of basic chemical principles and concepts. As such, students are expected to take an active part in classroom and lab discussions and regularly...

[Open to sophomores per departmental guidelines and placement.]
Honors Chemistry is designed to be an interactive experiential treatment of basic chemical principles and concepts. Additionally, this course is intended to prepare highly motivated...

[Open to seniors per departmental guidelines and placement.]
This course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course taken during the first year of college. Students in this course attain a depth of understanding of fundamentals in...

[Open to juniors.]
This course covers the full spectrum of life science, ranging from the molecular to the organismal level (biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, evolution, physiology, taxonomy, and ecology). The goal is to cultivate students’ awareness of...

[Open to juniors per departmental guidelines and placement.]
Honors Biology is designed to be an interactive experiential treatment of basic biological principles and concepts. Additionally, this course is intended to prepare highly motivated students...

[Open to juniors per departmental guidelines and placement.]
This course has the same objectives as a general biology course at the college level. It covers three broad areas: (1) molecules and cells, (2) individual organisms, and...

[Open to juniors and seniors.]
AP Environmental Science examines interactions among human systems and those found in nature, helping us understand the consequences of our interactions with our planet and make better decisions about our...

[Open to seniors per departmental guidelines and placement.]
In addition to developing the students’ understanding of the theories and principles of physics, this course also provides an introduction to new topics in physics. Content is...

[Open to seniors per departmental guidelines and placement.]
This course prepares students for the C level Advanced Placement Examination in Mechanics. Its aim is to develop the student’s ability to interpret physical information, analyze...

[Spring semester course open to juniors and seniors. Course availability depends upon enrollment and staffing considerations.]
Aquatic ecosystems comprise nearly 72% of the Earth’s surface. Using examples from freshwater, marine, and estuarine...

[Fall semester course open to juniors and seniors. Course availability depends upon enrollment and staffing considerations.]
What flora and fauna inhabit our region? How do they interact? How are they affected by changes in weather, pollution, the introduction...

[Spring semester course open to juniors and seniors. Course availability depends upon enrollment and staffing considerations.]
This semester course provides an overview of molecular genetics, mechanisms of heredity, and gene expression. Students have...

[Fall semester course open to juniors and seniors. Course availability depends upon enrollment and staffing considerations.]
This semester course covers human anatomy and the physiology of the major organ systems, with particular focus on the...