Structure, function, and reproduction of plants. Fundamental aspects of plant science with implications of botanical knowledge needed for applied plant sciences.
Must register for PBIO 1040 lab A01 - A05; Open to Degree and PACE students
Introduction to Botany is designed to provide a general introduction to the fascinating world of plants. We will look at plants from all angles: from their cells and tissues to their role in the Earth’s ecosystems. We will integrate concepts concerning sustainability within the course through lecture and discussion of genetic modification of plants, the use of plant biofuels as alternative energy sources, the science of climate change, and the role of plants in creating a sustainable future.
By the end of the course, students will be able to meet the following learning outcomes: Knowledge • Gain a foundational understanding of the biology of plants from molecules to ecosystems Skills • Apply the scientific method to test hypotheses in plant biology • Gain experience in basic biological lab techniques • Communicate scientific ideas clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing Values • Recognize how plants contribute to economic, social, and ecological sustainability of human populations
• Exams • Laboratory assignments • Weekly homework • Writing assignments • In-class iclicker questions
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