C101. General Botany (4 s.h.) F S. Core: SA.

A survey of vascular plant structure and diversity, fundamentals of plant ecology and geography. The course considers the importance of plants and the impact of people on our plant communities.

0102. Plant Ecology (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: General Botany C101.

This class studies the structure and function of plants in relation to their larger environment and to each other. The course also includes the study of natural and artificial systems, including wetlands, meadows, forests, deserts, disturbed sites and managed landscapes.

0201. Plant Genetics and Breeding (4 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Botany C101 or equivalent, Chemistry C062-C064 or equivalent.

This course is an introduction to classical, biochemical and population genetics of plants, and principles and techniques of plant improvement. Topics include: qualitative and quantitative inheritance; selection in self-and cross-pollinated crops and asexually propagated crops; hybridization; polyploidy; and chimeras.

Note: Offered in even years.

C203. Plant Physiology (4 s.h.) F S. Core: SB.

Prerequisite: Botany C101 and Chemistry C061-C063, or Biology C083-C084.

Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between structure and biochemical/biophysical functioning. Recent developments in the field of plant physiology will be included, especially in the areas of stress physiology. Stress factors such as light, water, temperature and soil conditioning will be related to plant growth and development.

0204. Applied Plant Physiology (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Botany C101 and C203, and Chemistry C061-C063, and C062/C064.

Comparative study of plant functions in stressed and unstressed environments; development of ecologically sound approaches to stress-related problems, particularly those of the urban environment.

0302. Plant Taxonomy (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Botany C101 (or permission of instructor).

Systematic botany. Identification, classification and nomenclature based on analysis of plant structure, genetics, physiology and ecology.