PLSCI 1420 - Functional Plant Biology
Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only (no audit).
Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both BIOG 1500 and PLSCI 1420.
This course is an overview of basic plant structure and function. We will survey the basic cell types, tissues and organs that make up the plant body as related to the physiology (functions) of a plant. The goal is to provide a sound foundation in basic plant biology and preparation for higher-level coursework. The laboratory portion of this course is designed to review the material covered in lecture, as well as introduce students to the investigative nature of scientific research. Students will get experience in experimental design, scientific method, and analysis of data collected through experimentation.
Outcome 1: Describe the structure of a typical plant, from the cellular to organ level.
Outcome 2: Relate the structure of tissues and organs to the major life processes occurring in a plant: transport, photosynthesis, and development.
Outcome 3: Effectively design an experiment to test a valid hypothesis.
Outcome 4: Evaluate and assess information for factual validity.
Outcome 5: Evaluate basic information and incorporate it to solve problems and explain more complex concepts.
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