C101. General Botany (4 s.h.) F S. Core: SA.
A survey of vascular plant structure and diversity; fundamentals of plant ecology and geography. Explores 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.
Prerequisite: General Botany C101, freshman LA student, or permission of instructor.
Structure and function of plants as related to their fit into 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.
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.
Prerequisite: Botany C101 and Chemistry C061-C063, or Biology C083-C084.
The study of the relationship between structure and biochemical/biophysical functioning. Recent developments in the field of plant physiology are included, particularly in the areas of stress physiology. Factors such as light, water, temperature, and soil conditioning are related to plant growth and development.
0204. Applied Plant Physiology (3 s.h.) S. Prerequisite: Botany C101 and C203, and Chemistry C061-C064.
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.
Prerequisite: Botany C101 or permission of instructor.
Systematic botany, evolutionary relationships of angiosperm families. Identification, classification, and nomenclature based on analysis of plant structure, genetics, physiology, and ecology. Identification of local native flowering plants; preparation of preserved specimens.