BIOLOGY 102 - Practical Botany
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
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:

Description

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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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.

Schedule

BIOLOGY 102 - Practical Botany
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
24242
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MF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Busses to the Botanical Garden leave from the front of Rackham Bldg. at 9am and 12pm sharp. (Returning buses depart the Bot. Gardens at 11:45am & 2:45pm.)
002 (LAB)
 In Person
24245
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W 9:00AM - 12:30PM
003 (LAB)
 In Person
24246
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W 12:00PM - 3:30PM
004 (LAB)
 In Person
24247
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Th 9:00AM - 12:30PM
005 (LAB)
 In Person
24248
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Th 12:00PM - 3:30PM

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