Course Description

Plant biology, including structure, function, evolution, taxonomy, and diversity of major groups of plants.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the structure and function of plant cells.
  • Discuss metabolism in plants, including respiration and photosynthesis.
  • Categorize plant and algae diversity in terms of evolutionary relationships and systematics.
  • Describe important plant tissues and morphological features.
  • Explain plant growth, including intake and transport of nutrients.
  • Describe processes and structures involved in reproduction in plants, including alternation of generations.
  • Appraise the ecological and economic roles of plants.


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