BOT 101L : INTRODUCTION TO BOTANY
Introduction to general plant biology. Anatomy, physiology, and diversity of common protists, fungi, and plants, with emphasis on plants of the Pacific Northwest. (NS)
- Distinguish among the various major groups of plants and identify why they are categorized as so.
- Diagram or describe key plant processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration.
- Identify some common native plants by common and sometimes scientific names.
- Explain some of the key relationships between plants and people including ecosystem services, agriculture, wood production, ethnobotany.
- Interpret data collected from botanical inquiry.
- Analyze and communicate (verbally and orally) the results of a scientific study.
- Discuss some of the ecological dilemmas related to the plant kingdom and evaluate potential solutions.
- Safely and correctly use lab equipment such as microscopes.
- Demonstrate the ability to collect field data and use field equipment and tools correctly (such as dichotomous keys, GPS, compass).
- Accurately record, in detail, lab specimens in order to illustrate key characteristics of plant structures and compare and contrast characteristics.
- Use library resources to support a research objective in an independent project.
- Approach unknown questions with a critical eye. Able to apply acquired knowledge to novel questions or challenges.
At a Glance
Eligibility for both ENGL& 101 and MATH 090/091.