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Administrative Unit: Physical and Biological Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: BIOL 343
Course Title: Botany
Number of:
Credit Hours 5
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 2
Catalog Description:

Anatomy, physiology and taxonomy of plants. Laboratory included. $40 lab fee. Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 112L or instructors permission.

 
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

BIOL 112 and BIOL 112L or instructor's permission.

 
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered even Fall.
 
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Introductory Plant Biology
By Stern et al. (McGraw-Hill Science)
Recommended
 
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe taxonomy and systematics of plants.
  2. Summarize the life cycle of plants.
  3. Describe the structure and function of plant cells and tissue systems.
  4. Link plant structures to functions.
  5. Identify the events and significance of vegetative plant development.
  6. Describe transport mechanisms in plants.
  7. Describe basic plant nutritional requirements.
  8. Summarize how plants respond to their environment.
  9. Describe biochemical pathways of plants.
  10. Demonstrate the scientific method using appropriate treatments, variables and controls to test hypothesis.
 
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Describe taxonomy and systematics of plants.
  • Summarize the life cycle of plants.
  • Identify events, structures and strategies important in plant reproduction.
  • Link plant structures to functions.
  • Describe the basic plant tissue types and their roles
  • Describe transport mechanisms in plants
  • Describe plant nutritional requirements.
  • Summarize how plants respond to their environment.
  • Distinguish between nonvascular and vascular plants.
  • Describe biochemical pathways of plants.
 

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 24

 
Library Resources:

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Prepared by: Nathan Means Date: May 7, 2015
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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