Undergraduate Course Descriptions 2009-2010
Last updated 10/20/2009


Lower Division Courses

1111. General Botany (4 s.h.) F. RCI: SA.

(Formerly: BOTANY C101.)

Sexual, structural, and vegetative characteristics of bacteria, algae, fungi, nonvascular and vascular plants. An emphasis is placed on angiosperm (flowering plant) diversity, anatomy, morphology, phylogeny, and ecology. The course explores the importance of plants and the impact of people on our plant communities.

Note: This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Science & Technology First Level (SA) requirement. To determine if this course in combination with another course can satisfy the GenEd Science & Technology requirement, see your advisor.

1112. Plant Ecology (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: BOTANY 0102.)

The structure and function of plants are studied in relationship to their fit into the environment. The interaction of plants with each other and with their environment through study of natural and artificial systems, including wetlands, meadows, forests, deserts, disturbed sites, and managed landscapes.

Upper Division Courses

2121. Plant Physiology (4 s.h.) S. RCI: SB.

(Formerly: BOTANY C203.)

Prerequisite: Botany 1111 (C101) and Chemistry 1021-1024 (C061-C064), or Biology 1011-1012 (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.

Note: This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Science & Technology Second Level (SB) requirement.

2156. Plant Genetics and Diversity (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: BOTANY 0201.)

Prerequisite: Botany 1111 (C101) or equivalent, and Chemistry 1021-1024 (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 manís impact on plant genetic diversity, including plant extinction, conservation, breeding, and biotechnology.

3122. Applied Plant Physiology (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: BOTANY 0204.)

Prerequisite: Botany 1111 (C101) and 2121 (C203), and Chemistry 1021-1024 (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.

3166. Plant Taxonomy (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: BOTANY 0302.)

Prerequisite: Botany 1111 (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.

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