Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

Bio. Sci. 22 - Introduction to Botany: Course Detail

(4 units / lect. & lab. combined)

Full-Time Faculty Lead: Shawna Martinez

Catalog Description: Stresses the importance of plants to humanity. Includes the study of plants as to structure, function, and ecology, as well as a brief summary of the plant groups and identification. Designed for non-science majors. Meets the laboratory science requirements for most general education programs.

Additional Info.: Bio. Sci. 22 Introduction to Botany fulfills the laboratory science requirement for a non-science major that will continue to be selected by students having majors in forestry, botany, horticulture, agriculture, landscape design, environmental studies, geology and other science related fields. Students majoring in other disciplines (business, computer science, accounting, photography, English and other transfer, four-year programs) will continue to select a non-majors botany class to satisfy the general education requirement for a laboratory science class. A non-animal dissection, biology laboratory alternative emphasizing the world of plants. Scheduled laboratories include local field excursions.

Typical class outline might include:

Development of Plant Study, Nature of Life, Plant Chemistry, Useful & Poisonous Plants, Soils, Plant Cells, Cellular Reproduction, Plant Tissues, Plant Propagation, Plant Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, Nutrition, Wild Fruits & Dispersal, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Seeds, Seedlings, Growth, Meiosis/Genetics, Ecology, Pine Hill, Diversity, Evolution, Kingdom Monera & Protista, Kingdom Fungi/Lichens, Plant Kingdom (Bryophytes), Ferns & Their Relatives, Gymnosperms

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