BIOLOGY 230 - Introduction to Plant Biology
Fall 2015, Section 001
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Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
BIOLOGY 212.
Cost:
50-100
Lab Fee:
65.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 171, (172 or 174), & 173; or BIOLOGY 195 & 173.
Other Course Info:
F; Sp/Su at the Biological Station. Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.
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:
Instructor:

Description

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to plant biology, from the cell and molecular level to whole organisms and ecosystems. It is co-taught by a professor from the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) and one from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). Areas covered include:

  • Photosynthesis, respiration, hormonal and genetic components of growth and development, and mineral nutrition. Topics such as genetic engineering, global warming, and biotechnology will be discussed.
  • Structural and evolutionary diversity of photosynthetic organisms (cyanobacteria, algae, vascular and nonvascular plants), with emphasis on their interrelationships and ecological roles. Topics such as economic botany, biodiversity, and plant-animal interactions will be covered.

Students will need to purchase the textbook and a lab manual.

Textbook: Mauseth, J.D., Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology. 4th edition. 2009. Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Course Requirements:

Evaluations will be based on three one-hour exams, preparation and participation in group discussions, prelab quizzes, and lab reports or exercises.

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Class Format:

The four-credit course will include two one-hour lectures each week, and a one-hour discussion followed by a three-hour lab.

Schedule

BIOLOGY 230 - Introduction to Plant Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
17435
Open
47
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
021 (DIS)
 In Person
17436
Open
4
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
022 (LAB)
 In Person
17437
Open
4
 
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M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
031 (DIS)
 In Person
17438
Open
7
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
032 (LAB)
 In Person
17439
Open
7
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM

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