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SCIĀ 364. Plant Biology. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores the biology of major plant groups -- their structure, function, physiology and ecology systematics and phylogeny. While the emphasis will be placed on flowering plants (angiosperms), the dominant plant group in the modern world, the course examines all aspects of plant life, including the impact of human activities on vegetation. The course will include direct observation of plant material and preparation of herbarium specimens. Current issues related to plant diversity, protection of endangered species, horticulture, food production, etc. will also be discussed.
Prerequisites: SCI 251 or SCI 265 or instructor permission
Session Cycle: Fall
Yearly Cycle: Alternate Years.