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Course Name: Plant Structures, Functions, and Diversity
Course Number: BTNY 3
Course Objectives:
  • Students will use the Scientific Method for a plant growth project to develop an understanding for how science works.
  • Students will learn a variety of values of botanical organisms inspected in during class and determine the relevance of Botany to their daily lives
  • Identify cells and tissues in stems, leaves and roots.
  • Compare and contrast the anatomical and morphological differences between stems, leaves and roots.
  • Distinguish modifications of stems, leaves and roots with respect to various environmental conditions related to water and food.
  • Evaluate various theories dealing with uptake of water and food and associated transport pathways in vascular plants.
  • Examine, monitor and analyze the growth and development of plants from seed to seed and relate deficiencies in nutrients to growth changes.
  • Summarize the characteristics of plant communities and biomes.
  • Examine the major lines of evolution of plants and the phylogenetic relationships from bacteria to angiosperms, including the work of Charles Darwin and natural selection.
  • Illustrate the ecological concept that every living and non-living thing is interconnected, with emphasis on biotic as well as abiotic factors such as soil and exposure to sun/wind.
  • Compare and contrast the reproductive structures of bacteria, algae, fungi, bryophytes, lower vascular plants, ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms.
  • Discuss the importance of biodiversity and conservation.
  • Value plants, fungi, algae, and the natural world.