Catalog 2017-2018 
    Mar 24, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018

BIOL& 213 Majors Plant

5 credits
Continuation of the three quarter majors biology series (may be taken second or third in sequence). Emphasis is placed on evolution, ecology, and biological principles of monera, fungi, and select protisa and plants, including their physical, anatomy, and growth processes and diversity. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisites: BIOL& 211  

Quarters Offered: Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Apply scientific methodology to evaluate and draw conclusions about original and published data and experiments
  • Describe the diversity, evolutionary relatedness, and ecological importance of prokaryotes, fungi, algae, and plants by comparing their morphological, metabolic, and reproductive characteristics
  • Discuss the structural modifications and physiological adaptations that allowed plants to transition from aquatic to terrestrial life
  • Identify and describe the four main plant groups: bryophytes, pterophytes, gymnosperms, and angiosperms
  • Identify the alternation of generations life cycle differences among major plant groups
  • Discuss the essential structures involved with water and sugar movement in plants and describe nutritional growth requirements for plants
  • Define ecology and describe the different branches of ecological study
  • Describe the ecological and economic benefits of biodiversity
  • Discuss current threats to biodiversity and the role of conservation biology
  • Use appropriate biological terms to provide oral and written explanations of scientific concepts and lab results
  • Safely implement laboratory procedures
  • Observe, measure, record, and analyze data using standard scientific instrumentation and methods
  • Present lab data in graphical form, analyze and interpret results
  • Research course topics using various resources
  • Interpret scientific data through case studies

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20