Master Course Outline
BIOL& 213
Majors Plant


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
This course is the third of a three quarter sequence of biology courses intended for biology majors and other pre-professional students planning to transfer to a four-year university. It is an introductory plant biology course that can be taken in fulfillment of the AS Degree (Option I) lab science requirements. Topics include: an introduction to the basic structure and function of stems, roots, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds, growth, hormones, plant movements, photosynthesis, genetics, plant breeding, plant taxonomy and a survey of the kingdoms Protista, Fungi, and Plantae. Formerly BIO 152, General Botany. Prerequisite: BIOL& 211.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Apply major terms, vocabulary, methods and concepts relevant to botany.
  • Explain current issues in society and examine their relationship to botany.
  • Analyze botanical problems using the principles of the scientific method, including observation, hypotheses and testing predictions.
  • Explain how and why all life is dependent on plants.
  • Discuss attributes of living organisms including chemical and physical bases of life.
  • Identify practical human uses each for roots, wood and stems, and leaves.
  • Distinguish, draw, compare and contrast utilizing knowledge of the origin, development, form, function, strategies, and adaptations of: plant tissues, roots (specialized), stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds in labs and projects.
  • Identify factors that control dormancy and explain how dormancy may be broken both naturally and artificially.
  • Diagram pathway, movement, and utilization of water in plants.
  • Outline metabolic concepts of photosynthesis, respiration, and additional pathways.
  • Contrast growth, differentiation, and development and distinguish among nutrients, vitamins, and plant hormones.
  • Apply propagation techniques.
  • Use a dichotomous key to identify plants.
  • Recognize the features that members of Kingdoms share with each other and what distinguishes them from other Kingdoms.
  • Use laboratory equipment safely and with technical skill.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    BIOL& 213
    Winter 2017
    7051
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 213
    Winter 2017
    7052
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 213
    Winter 2016
    7051
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 213
    Winter 2016
    7052
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 213
    Winter 2015
    0816
    Michael Mahan


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.