BIOLOGY 102 - Practical Botany
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
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 how they are used by people.

Lecture topics include:

  • what plants look like;
  • how plants work;
  • how they make their living in nature;
  • using this knowledge to landscape your house, caring for your house plants, and growing your gardens;
  • medicinal plants;
  • plant breeding;
  • agriculture and food;
  • environmental and psychological importance of plants.

Buses take students to the Botanical Gardens for lab 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:

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

Your attendance throughout the term determines part of your grade.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

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Class Format:

Each week there are two one-hour lectures, one afternoon two-hour lab and a one-hour discussion, both at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

BIOLOGY 102 - Practical Botany
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
26971
Open
40
 
-
MF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: THE BUS LEAVES IN FRONT OF THE RACKHAM BUILDING ON E. WASHINGTON ST. AT 12:10 PM OR 2:40 PM SHARP, AND LEAVES THE MATTHAEI BOTANICAL GARDEN AT 3:00 PM AND 5:30 PM SHARP.
002 (LAB)
P
26986
Open
20
 
-
Tu 12:00PM - 3:30PM
003 (LAB)
P
26987
Open
20
 
-
Tu 2:30PM - 6:00PM
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