BOTANY COURSES - BOTANY

Botany LS1203. Plant Biology (3) Su, F, S

An introductory course for non-majors that emphasizes unique features of plant biology. Included are discussions on: the origins of life; important plants of the world and their habitats; plant diversity, structure, function, and reproduction; plants and environmental science; plants that changed history; practical botany; and botany as a science. Three lecture/demonstration hours per week.

Botany LS1303. Plants in Human Affairs (3) Su, F, S

This class provides a general introduction to the importance and function of plants in human affairs. It includes an overview of science as a way of knowing, plant forms and functions, plant reproduction, and use of economically and sociologically important plants. Flowering and non-flowering plants and products such as fruits, forages, grains, medicines, herbs and spices, textile fibers, lumber, algae, and foliage plants are studied. Ecological concepts as they relate to the growth and production of world food crops will also be included. The course has a strong emphasis on the historical development of exploitation of certain plants and the role plants played in exploration and international development. This class cannot be used to fulfill requirements for a Botany major or minor. Three hours of lecture per week.

Botany LS/SI1370. Principles of Life Science (3)

A survey course for elementary education majors. Course content includes cells, cell chemistry, genetics, plant and animal anatomy, plant and animal classification, physiology, immune systems, evolution, and ecology. Unifying concepts of all living things will be emphasized. Recommended for students intending to major in elementary education. This class cannot be used to fulfill requirements for a Botany major or minor. Two hours of lecture and one 3-hour laboratory per week.

Botany LS1403. Environment Appreciation (3-4) Su, F, S

Development of awareness of the consequences of the impact of modern science through technology upon our environments and how we respond to issues related to threats to our biological life-support system. A definition of a quality environment is developed, with student input, and an analysis of the existing quality of our environment is made in light of this definition which challenges our collective wisdom to identify those things which we do well and to prescribe remedies for shortcomings. This course can be taken for 3 or 4 credits with the fourth credit based on a major research paper or project on an environmental issue. Three hours of lecture per week. Cannot be repeated for upper division credit (Botany 3403).

Botany SI2104. Plant Form and Function (4) F, S

A study of the structure, function, and reproduction of seed plants. The role of plants in making life on earth possible is an important theme. This course is designed for science majors and is a prerequisite for selected upper division Botany courses. Two hours of lecture and two 2-hour labs per week. Botany majors are advised to take Botany 2121 prior to or concurrently with this course.

Botany SI2114. Evolutionary Survey of Plants (4) F, S

A study of the diversity, ecology, and reproduction of plants in the context of the evolution of life on earth. The role of plants in making life on earth possible is an important theme. This course is designed for science majors and is a prerequisite for selected upper division Botany courses. Two hours of lecture and two 2-hour labs per week. Botany majors are advised to take Botany 2121 prior to or concurrently with this course.

Botany 2121. Career Planning for Botanists (1) F, S

A course designed for majors to introduce them to expected student learning outcomes, assessment of these expected outcomes, advisement and/or mentoring, keys to success in getting a job or into graduate school, career resources available, and how to start and develop the Botany Student Portfolio. One lecture per week. Botany majors are advised to take this course concurrently with Botany SI2104 or Botany SI2114.

Botany 2203. Home and Garden Plants (3) S

Basic principles of plant science with special reference to care of home and garden plants. Includes a general study of lighting, watering, soils, fertilizer, pruning and shaping, propagation, controlling pests, and planting designs. Two hours of lecture and one 3-hour laboratory per week.

Botany DV2303. Ethnobotany (3) F, S

A global study of how plants are used by indigenous peoples for food, fiber, fabric, shelter, medicine, weapons, and tools. Plants that are well known to science as well as those with purported uses by villagers, shamans, curanderos and medicine men/women will be studied. Students will learn fundamental botanical principles, how to conduct field work and how to collect plants and prepare them for use. Ethical questions concerning conservation, biodiversity and the continued loss of indigenous plants and cultures will also be discussed. Three lecture/demonstrations per week.

Botany 2413. Introduction to Natural Resource Management (3) F

Introduces students, especially those interested in forestry and range management, to concepts and ideologies in the utilization and preservation of forests, range, soils, wildlife, water and fisheries, and the human impact on these resources. Three hours of lecture per week.

Botany 2503. Biology of the Plant Cell (3) F

A study of the structure, function, & biogenesis of the major subcellular structures of plant cells. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered) or Botany SI2104.

Botany 2600. Laboratory Safety (1) F, S

An interdisciplinary, team-taught course that will be an overview of the major chemical, biological and physical safety issues related to science laboratories and field work. Class will meet once per week and will be taught in a lecture/demonstration format.

Botany 2830. Readings in Botany (1) F, S

Cannot be repeated.

Botany 2920. Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs (1-4)

Consult the class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.

Botany 2950. Elementary Field Botany (1-2) S

Fundamentals of Botany as observed during field trips. Trips will be preceded by lectures and exercises designed to prepare the student for maximizing the learning experience in the field. The course involves extensive pre- and post-trip exercises and evaluation.

Botany 3105. Anatomy and Morphology of Vascular Plants (5) F

The development of cell types, tissues, organs, and reproductive structures in higher plants. Variations in the development and morphology of plant organs will be examined. Three hours of lecture and two 2-hour labs per week. Prerequisite: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2104.

Botany 3204. Plant Physiology (4) S

A study of the physiological processes of plants, including carbon metabolism, mineral assimilation, water relations, and phytohormones. Two hours of lecture and two 3-hour labs per week. Prerequisites: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered) or Botany SI2104, Chem SI1120 or Chem SI1220, and Math QL1050 or Math QL1080.

Botany 3214. Soils (4) F

Fundamentals of soils as related to agriculture, natural resource management, and horticulture. Three hours of lecture and one 3-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2114, or Geosci PS/SI1110, and Chem PS/SI1110 or Chem PS/SI1210.

Botany 3303. Plant Genetics (3) F

The principles of classical (Mendelian) and molecular genetics as applied to plants. Two hours of lecture and one 2-hour lab/discussion per week. Prerequisites: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2104, or Micro LS/SI2054, and Chem SI1120 or Chem SI1220, and Math QL1050 or Math QL1080.

Botany 3403. Environment Appreciation (3) Su, F, S

Development of awareness of the consequences of the impact of modern science through technology upon our environments and how we respond to issues related to threats of our biological life-support system. A definition of a quality environment is developed, with student input, and an analysis of the existing quality of our environment is made in light of this definition which challenges our collective wisdom to identify those things which we do well and to prescribe remedies for shortcomings. Three hours of lecture per week. An in-depth research paper on an environmental issue and an in-class lecture are required. Prerequisite: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2104 or Botany SI2114. Cannot be repeated for lower division credit (Botany LS1403).

Botany 3454. Plant Ecology (4) F

Nature and development of plant communities and their relations to the environmental factors controlling them. Three hours of lecture and one 3-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2114, and Math QL1050 or QL1080.

Botany 3473. Plant Geography (3) S

A study of global and regional distributions of major plant groups and communities as affected by past and present climates, biological, ecological and geomorphic factors. Three lectures per week. Prerequisite: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered) or Botany SI2114.

Botany 3504. Mycology (4) F (odd numbered years)

Structure, taxonomy, biology, and physiology of the fungi. Two hours of lecture and two 2-hour labs per week. Prerequisites: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2104 and Botany SI2114, or Micro LS/SI2054.

Botany 3514. Algology (4) F (even numbered years)

A study of the biology of algae, their morphology, cytology, development, taxonomy, ecology, economic and experimental uses. Two hours of lecture and two 2-hour labs per week. Prerequisites: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2104 and Botany SI2114, or Micro LS/SI2054, or Zool 4480.

Botany 3523. Marine Biology (3) S

A study of marine biology and ecology, relating to the plant and animal populations of the sea to their various habitats, including the pelagic environment, the sea bottom, sea shores, and estuaries. Two hours of lecture and one 2-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2114, or Zool SI1110, or Micro LS/SI2054, or Geosci SI3010.

Botany 3624. Taxonomy of Vascular Plants (4) S

A study of the basic principles and concepts of vascular plant systematics with emphasis on the identification and classification of flowering plants. Two hours of lecture and two 2-hour labs per week. Prerequisite: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2114.

Botany 3641A. Intermountain Flora - Woody Plants (1) F (odd numbered years)

A taxonomic study of plants that are of major importance to the management of wildland resources. Students will learn to identify 60-70 taxa of indigenous trees and shrubs. Considers federal laws for the regulation of rare and endangered species and habitat designation. Can be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours. Two hours of lecture/lab per week. Prerequisite: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2114.

Botany 3641B. Intermountain Flora - Montane Forbs (1) S (even numbered years)

A taxonomic study of plants that are of major importance to the management of wildland resources. Students will learn to identify 60-70 taxa of herbaceous flowering plants. Considers federal laws for the regulation of rare and endangered species and habitat designation. Can be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours. Two hours of lecture/lab per week. Prerequisite: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2114.

Botany 3641C. Intermountain Flora - Wetland Plants (1) F (even numbered years)

A taxonomic study of plants that are of major importance to the management of wildland resources. Students will learn to identify 60-70 taxa of riparian and marsh plants. Considers federal laws for the regulation of rare and endangered species and habitat designation. Can be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours. Two hours of lecture/lab per week. Prerequisite: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2114.

Botany 3641D. Intermountain Flora - Grasses (1) S (odd numbered years)

A taxonomic study of plants that are of major importance to the management of wildland resources. Students will learn to identify 60-70 taxa of indigenous and introduced grasses. Considers federal laws for the regulation of rare and endangered species and habitat designation. Can be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours. Two hours of lecture/lab per week. Prerequisite: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2114.

Botany 4113. Plant Evolution (3) F

A study of current thinking in evolution emphasizing systems theory as it relates to the origin of botanical form and the creation of biological diversity. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2104 and Botany SI2114, and Botany 3105.

Botany 4252. Cell Culture (2) S (cross-listed with Microbiology)

Basic methods and applications for culturing plant and animal cells in vitro. Two 2-hour combined lecture and laboratory sessions per week. Prerequisite: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2104, or Micro LS/SI2054.

Botany 4750. Topics in Botany (1-5)

An intensive exploration of selected issues in the discipline. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript. Prerequisites: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2104 and Botany SI2114, and any specified courses selected by the instructor.

Botany 4800. Individual Research (2) F, S

Course may be repeated. Prerequisites: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2104 and Botany SI2114 and Botany 2121, two upper division Botany courses, and approval of instructor.

Botany 4830. Readings in Botany (2) F, S

Course may be repeated. Prerequisites: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2104 and Botany SI2114 and Botany 2121, two upper division Botany courses, and approval of instructor.

Botany 4840. Thesis Readings (2) F, S

Literature search and evaluation, culminating in the writing of a thesis proposal. Prerequisites: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2104 and Botany SI2114 and Botany 2121, two upper division Botany courses, and approval of thesis advisor.

Botany 4850. Thesis Research (2) F, S

Independent research related to a student's approved thesis proposal. May be repeated as long as satisfactory progress is being made on the thesis topic. Prerequisite: Botany 4840 and approval of thesis advisor.

Botany 4890. Cooperative Work Experience (1-6)

Open to all students in the Botany Department who meet the minimum Cooperative Work Experience requirements of the department. Provides academic credit for on-the-job experience. Grade and amount of credit will be determined by the department. Prerequisite: Two upper-division Botany courses.

Botany 4920. Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs (1-4)

Consult the class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript. Prerequisites: Botany LS/SI1105 (if previously taken - no longer offered), or Botany SI2104 and Botany SI2114 and Botany 2121, and any specified courses selected by the instructor.

Botany 4950. Advanced Field Botany (1-5) S

A concentrated study of the flora of a specific geographical region or an extended, organized field trip under supervision. The course involves extensive pre- and post-trip exercises and evaluation. Prerequisite: At least one upper division Botany course and specified courses selected by the instructor for a specific field trip as indicated in the schedule, and with consent of the instructor.

Botany 4970. Botany Thesis (2) F, S

Written and oral presentation of thesis research results and evaluation. Also includes final evaluation of the student's portfolio and taking of Botany graduation assessment examination. Prerequisites: Botany 4850 and approval of thesis advisor.

Botany 4990. Seminar in Botany (1) F, S

Oral presentation of either library research or individual research. Final evaluation of the student's portfolio and taking of Botany graduation assessment examination. The course is to be taken the last semester of the senior year. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in courses needed to meet the minimum requirements for a degree in Botany.

Botany 5030. Botany for Teachers (2-5)

Science content course for teachers in M.Ed. Science Emphasis Program. To register, select another departmental course and develop a contract detailing additional work required for graduate credit. Course may be repeated. Contract must be approved by instructor, department chair, and Director of the Master of Education Program.

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