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BIOL 119 - Introduction to Plants

5 Credits
Basic fundamentals of botany, including plant anatomy, reproduction, growth and development. Emphasis on Pacific Northwest plant structure and function.

Pre-requisite(s) MATH 081 or higher min 2.0
Placement Eligibility Math 091 or higher

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Day

Designed to Serve General students as an elective to satisfy distribution requirements.
Active Date 20210403T10:07:43

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 44 Lab 22
Total Contact Hours 66
Degree Distributions:
  • Science
  • Science Lab

Course Outline
  • The basic cell and tissue types of plants.
  • The structures of roots and shoots.
  • Basic plant physiology.
  • Adaptations of plants to meet the requirements of life.
  • Some basics of plant propagation.
  • Plants as ecological species.
  • Plant ecosystems
  • Human uses of plants (ethnobotany)
  • The botany of PNW conifers
  • Genetic engineering of plants and the controversies involved
  • General plant diversity and evolution

Student Learning Outcomes
Describe the anatomical structures and physiological processes that allow plants to survive, grow, reproduce, adapt to, and interact with their environments;

Assess plant diversity and plant adaptations to various environmental conditions.

Conduct plant science labs using logic, critical thinking, observation, interpretation, and analysis of information;

Discuss current issues in botany using critical thinking to support ideas;

Identify further study in the plant sciences for educated decision-making regarding plants in one's life and biosphere.

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