This course gives a comprehensive overview of the main topics in biology: the physiology of humans, animals, and plants, instinct, ecology, and cell theory. Evolution is introduced under the guidance of the teachings of the Church and Saint Augustine.Rather than first introducing the student to microscopic organisms of which they have no immediate experience, this book proceeds from what everyone knows about life from their common experience, and then to the complexities on the microscopic level. The student begins by considering the causes of life, including the idea of the soul. With this beginning, the text focuses mainly on the powers of the soul as manifested in different parts of the body. After this, the book gives an introduction to the more technical aspects of modern biology.
This is a parent course. Please click on any of the links below to see details for the subcourses.