BIOLOGY 102 - Practical Botany
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for a combined total of 17 credits elected in introductory biology.
Cost:
<50
Lab Fee:
50.00
Other Course Info:
W.
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:

BIOLOGY 102 is an introductory course about plants and the interaction of plants, people, and the natural world. Each week there are two one-hour lectures and one afternoon three-hour lab/discussion at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Lecture topics include:

  • how plants fit into the diversity of life;
  • what plants look like;
  • how plants function;
  • how plants make their living in nature;
  • how this knowledge can help you understand outdoor landscaping, caring for house plants, and growing a garden;
  • medicinal plants;
  • plant breeding;
  • agriculture and food;
  • environmental importance of plants.

Busses take students to the Botanical Gardens for lab/discussion and back to main campus afterwards (about 15 minutes each way). In the lab, each student has his/her own personal space in a greenhouse to grow plants that can be taken home during the term. Lab activities include:

  • examining plants;
  • planting seeds;
  • growing plants;
  • rooting cuttings;
  • making medicinal salve;
  • testing for soil nutrients;
  • preserving garden produce;
  • making hanging baskets;
  • using plant dyes;
  • making bonsai;
  • grafting plants;
  • transplanting; and
  • forcing bulbs to flower.

The text, New Illustrated Guide to Gardening, will be useful throughout your life. The only prerequisite is your interest in plants. You MUST attend the first lecture (Fri., Jan. 8) and first lab (Tue. or Wed., Jan. 12 or 13) for which you are registered to retain your place. Your attendance throughout the term determines part of your grade.

Textbook (required): New Illustrated Guide to Gardening. ISBN 0-7621-0276-4
Textbook (suggested): Houseplants. ISBN 0-7566-0358-7

BIOLOGY 102 - Practical Botany
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
30307
Open
35
 
-
MF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: --THE FIRST LECTURE IS FRI, JAN 8. --THERE WILL BE BUSSES FROM MAIN CAMPUS TO THE BOTANICAL GARDENS AND BACK TO TAKE STUDENTS TO LABORATORY MEETINGS.
002 (LAB)
P
30309
Open
1
 
-
Tu 12:00PM - 3:30PM
003 (LAB)
P
30311
Open
1
 
-
Tu 12:00PM - 3:30PM
004 (LAB)
P
30313
Open
4
 
-
Tu 2:30PM - 6:00PM
005 (LAB)
P
30315
Open
4
 
-
Tu 2:30PM - 6:00PM
006 (LAB)
P
41999
Closed
0
 
-
W 12:00PM - 3:30PM
007 (LAB)
P
42001
Open
12
 
-
W 12:00PM - 3:30PM
008 (LAB)
P
42003
Open
2
 
-
W 2:30PM - 6:00PM
009 (LAB)
P
42005
Open
11
 
-
W 2:30PM - 6:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for BIOLOGY 102 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)