BIOLOGY 230 - Introduction to Plant Biology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Consent:
With permission of department.
Cost:
<50
Lab Fee:
65
Advisory Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 162 or 163 or 171 & 172 & 173 or 195 & 173.
Other Course Info:
F; Sp/Su at the Biological Station.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will provide a broad, integrated overview of plant biology including economic and environmental aspects. The general areas covered are:

  • Plant diversity —the basic biology and evolution of the bacteria, fungi, algae, bryophytes, and vascular plants. In addition, special aspects such as their environmental impacts, toxicology, cell biology, and molecular evolution will be covered.
  • Structure, function, and development from the cell-molecular level to the whole organism. Photosynthesis, internal transport, hormones, environmental controls, molecular biology, genetic engineering, and biotechnology will be included.
  • Ecology, adaptations to their environments, plant-animal interactions, ethnobotany, plant medicinals, biomes, biogeography, and evolution.

In addition to two hours of lecture each week, there will be a one-hour discussion and a three-hour lab with four field trips. Evaluations will be based on two one-hour exams, a final exam, four lab quizzes, and two short papers. Students will need to purchase a textbook and a lab manual.

Textbook: Biology of Plants, Raven, P.H., et. al. 6th edition. (W.H. Freeman & Co.)

BIOLOGY 230 - Introduction to Plant Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
21310
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
021 (DIS)
P
21311
Closed
0
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
022 (LAB)
 
21312
Closed
0
 
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M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
031 (DIS)
P
21313
Open
2
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
032 (LAB)
 
21314
Open
2
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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