BIOL 1411 - GENERAL BOTANY

Fundamental biological concepts relevant to plant physiology, life cycle, growth and development, structure and function, and cellular and molecular metabolism. The role of plants in the environment, evolution, and phylogeny of major plant groups, algae, and fungi.

This course is intended for science majors.

This laboratory-based course accompanies Biology 1311, General Botany. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental biological concepts relevant to plant physiology, life cycle, growth and development, structure and function, and cellular and molecular metabolism. The role of plants in the environment, evolution, and phylogeny of major plant groups, algae, and fungi.

Lab fees apply

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the structures, reproduction, and characteristics of plants, algae, and fungi.
  • Describe the characteristics of life and the basic properties of substances needed for life.
  • Identify the principles of inheritance and solve classical genetic problems.
  • Describe phylogenetic relationships and classification schemes.
  • Identify the major phyla of life with an emphasis on plants, including the basis for classification, structural and physiological adaptations, evolutionary history, and ecological significance.
  • Identify the chemical structures, synthesis, and regulation of nucleic acids and proteins
  • Identify the substrates, products, and important chemical pathways in photosynthesis and respiration.
  • Describe the unity and diversity of plants and the evidence for evolution through natural selection
  • Compare different sexual and asexual life cycles noting their adaptive advantages.
  • Describe the reasoning processes applied to scientific investigations and thinking.
  • Apply scientific reasoning to investigate questions and utilize scientific tools such as microscopes and laboratory equipment to collect and analyze data.
  • Use critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions in the laboratory.
  • Communicate effectively the results of scientific investigations.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture hours: 48.0
Lab hours: 32.0