BIOL 1304 - Botany, 4 Credits

Level: Lower

Course Attributes: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science

Each of us is intimately involved with plants. We wear them, ingest them, exchange gas molecules with them, live under them, etc. In this course students will develop knowledge of plant morphology (form) and function that later enhances their lives. Topics include the study of human food, ornamental plants, feed, forestry, and any other use of plants to sustain life on the planet Earth or provide other ecosystem services. The laboratory portion of the course includes field ecology and classification of important plant groups in addition to morphological and anatomical study of the major plant organs. Use of the laboratory, the college farm, field trips, and the plant science greenhouse integrates various teaching methods for the above subjects.