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PSEO Science Courses

Foundations of Biology with lab - SCI 1531 - 4 credits Fall Semester (Crown College)

Instructor:  Erica Woytcke

Prerequisite:  none

Class Type:  One semester course offered fall semester only. Students from WEST can take classes in a hybrid format in which they meet for an hour and a half face-to-face with a qualified course assistant selected by WEST and approved by Crown. The rest of the weekly activities for classes are online, led by one of Crown’s online faculty members. This option gives students the opportunity to get support from a familiar homeschool course assistant while taking a high quality online course under the guidance of a credentialed faculty member from Crown. The courses have a low student to instructor ratio and are offered in a 15 week format. All PSEO students are supported by a dedicated PSEO academic advisor.                   

Course Description This course is designed to give insight, appreciation, and understanding of the plant and animal world. Major concepts covered include cellular  biology, biochemistry, photosynthesis and respiration, genetics, and embryology. Includes lab requirement. This course is recommended for non-science majors only. It should fulfill a General Science with lab credit. A laptop is required for class.

Total Due:

  • All tuition and text materials costs for this course are paid to Crown College by MN PSEO funding.
  • Adjunct professors are paid by Crown College.
  • Fee for this 4 credit course is $20.00 ($5.00 per credit) plus a $20.00 one-time/student/semester initial administrative processing fee. Students will also be charged a lab fee of $25, payable to WEST (included in registration fee)
  • WEST fees will be billed online as one lump sum to the student's family upon acceptance of the student to his/her PSEO Crown College courses at WEST.