BIOLOGY B, the second course of a two-semester series, begins with a study of the origins of life and the classification of living things. Students explore microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, protists, and fungi. An overview of the plant kingdom with a study of plant structure, function, and reproduction is followed by an examination of the animal kingdom. Students will study the major groups of vertebrates and invertebrates. The course concludes with a study of human biology and populations.