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2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

BIO 142 - Plants and Society

Welcome to the wonderful world of plants.  This course is designed to nurture your interest and awareness of the role plants play in our lives.  It will explore how plants are woven into the fabric of all societies via food, shelter, medicine, landscaping, spiritual pursuits, and much more.  Laboratories are hands-on and will involve numerous field trips as well as independent study.

Credits: 4
3 Class Hours; 3 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Explain, evaluate, and effectively interpret factual claims, theories, and assumptions in applied plant science.
  2. Integrate quantitative and qualitative information to reach defensible conclusion.
  3. Describe the origin of agriculture and discuss its importance to human life and its role in the biosphere.
  4. Discuss the origin and evolution of plants.
  5. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure and function of plants.
  6. Define and give examples of the use of plants as: food, beverages, medicines, and materials.
  7. Illustrate an understanding of the role plants play in the biosphere, our ecosystems, and our everyday life.
  8. Synthesize information, think critically, and solve problems.
  9. Work well independently and in groups and communicate effectively with others.