2021-2022 College Catalog 
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BIOL 1164 - Botany for Majors*

4 Credits
Botany is designed to be an introduction to the science of plants. Today plants play a major role in our very existence. They are, in fact, the only producers on this fragile planet. Many species are disappearing as we exploit the ecosystems where they are found. Most of you have studied the fundamental concepts of chemistry. We will briefly review these concepts including plant metabolism. We will begin with a study of the plant cell, followed by a study of plant organs, & some of the plant functions, such as photosynthesis. We will then depart our study of generalized plant anatomy & physiology to study plant populations & communities. We will complete the course with a study of the major Divisions in the Kingdom Plantae.

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Prerequisite: BIOL 1114 - General Biology*  with a C or better.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Identify the basic structure common to all plant cells. (GEO 3)
2. Identify the various types of plant tissue and the function of each. (GEO 3)
3. Correctly identify the names, taxonomy, and evolutionary relationships of both fresh and preserved specimens of the major plant groups. (GEO 3)
4. Properly perform lab experiments on soil quality, photosynthesis, and plant growth factors. (GEO 2, 3, 4)
5. Apply knowledge of photosynthesis to determine the physical, chemical, and ecological factors that affect plant growth. (GEO 2, 3)
6. Describe how roots function to supply water and nutrients to the plant body. (GEO 1, 3)
7. Correctly identify various types of fruit and seeds properly. (GEO 2, 3)
8. Produce a clearly written, properly formatted research paper using peer-reviewed scientific journals. (GEO 1, 2, 3, 4)

ACTS Equivalent Course Number: BIOL 1034

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