Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    Feb 26, 2024  
Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PLBIO 2410 - Introductory Plant Diversity and Evolution

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

M. Frank.

Introduction to plant diversity, ecology, structure, and evolutionary adaptation, with an emphasis on land plants. Laboratory and lectures are integrated to provide hands-on skills and concepts. First and second weeks of laboratory are field trips, starting with the first full week of classes.

Outcome 1: Identify cells, tissues, and organ systems that comprise multicellular plants, and discuss how these emergent systems support plant functions.

Outcome 2: Distinguish among the major land plant lineages.

Outcome 3: Identify the three major plant life cycles and to conceptually connect how these life cycles are related to one another.

Outcome 4: Communicate the basic principles of Darwinian evolution by means of natural selection and the major principles of plant biology.

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