This is a general one-semester introductory survey course in plant biology. Some topics to be included are basic plant structures and functions, medicinal and poisonous plants, origins of agriculture and the green revolution. Lab exercises, using the scientific method, will investigate various plant physiological processes. Plants and their impact on society from both a contemporary and historical perspective will be critically examined using Internet research and current readings. Recommended for non-science majors.
Department Description : Natural Sciences