Upper Division Courses

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

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

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

The structure and function of plants are studied in relationship to their fit into the environment. The 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 is also explored.

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

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

Genetics of plants, including Mendelian and extranuclear genetics, quantitative genetics, and population genetics. The course also considers the basis for, and significance and preservation of plant genetic diversity. The course considers 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.

An introduction to the major topics and concepts of plant physiology. Discusses the structure and functions of the different parts of a plant. Focuses on water and nutrition, biochemistry and metabolism, and growth and development of plants.

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

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

Highlights the major environmental factors that affect plant growth and development and explores ecologically sound approaches to solving stress-related problems. Focuses on techniques for designing experiments to examine the impact of environmental stress on the growth and development of a plant, and on techniques for manipulating a microenvironment in the production of horticulture crops.

0302. Plant Taxonomy (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Botany C101 and junior status, 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.

Note: Two Saturday field trips required.
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