Upper Division Courses

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, freshman LA student, or permission of instructor.

Structure and function of plants as related to their fit to the environment; interaction of plants with each other and the rest of their environment through study of natural and artificial systems including wetlands, meadows, forests, deserts, disturbed sites,and managed landscapes.

0201. Plant Genetics and Diversity (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Botany C101 or equivalent, and Chemistry C061-C064 or equivalent.

Genetics of plants including Mendelian and extranuclear genetics, quantitative genetics, and population genetics. Plant genetic diversity: its basis, significance, and preservation. Man's impact on plant genetic diversity including plant extinction, conservation, breeding, and biotechnology.


C203. Plant Physiology (4 s.h.) 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. 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-C064.

Comparative study of plant functions in stressed and unstressed environments; development of ecologically sound approaches to stress-related problems.

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.