25128 Botany (1)

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the classification, relationships, structure, and function of plants.

Topics include reproduction and development of seed and non-seed plants, levels of organization, form and function of systems, and a survey of major taxa. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of plant form and function, including selected taxes of both seed and non-seed plants. The laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics and may include field exercises.

Learning Objective

  • After completion of this course, the student will demonstrate basic knowledge in each of the following:
  • 1. Ecological and economic importance of plants.
  • 2. Dynamics of communities and ecosystems.
  • 3. Characteristics and composition of the major biomes.
  • 4. Differentiating characteristics of the five kingdoms of the Whittaker classification scheme. 5. Characteristics of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. 6. Characteristics and life cycles of the main divisions of plant-like protists. 7. Characteristics and life cycles of the main divisions of bryophytes. 8. Characteristics and life cycles of the main divisions of tracheophytes. 9. Structure and development of angiosperms. 10. Growth regulation and growth responses in angiosperms. 11. Evolution and specializations in angiosperms.

Credits

    3

Books for this Course

  • 1. Ibrahin's Notes of Botany
  • 2. Inroduction to Botany, James Schooley

Times Offered

  • September
  • January
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