Course Code: SCIN314 Course ID: 4262 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
An introduction to the structure, processes, and reproduction of higher plants with an emphasis on flowering plants. This course will use an integrative approach to examine the relationships between structure and function, diversity, and evolution. (Prerequisites: SCIN130 or BIOL134)
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- (LO-1) Define plant parts, major cell types, and organ types.
- (LO-2) Identify the basic processes important to plant growth and metabolism.
- (LO-3) Explain how the morphology of plants influences function.
- (LO-4) Apply understanding of natural selection to geographical pattern of plant diversity.
- (LO-5) Apply gained knowledge to assess an applied botanical sub-discipline.
|Introduction Forum||2.50 %|
|Forum 2||2.50 %|
|Forum 3||2.50 %|
|Forum 4||2.50 %|
|Forum 5||2.50 %|
|Forum 6||2.50 %|
|Forum 7||2.50 %|
|Forum 8||2.50 %|
|Week 1 Quiz||5.00 %|
|Week 2 Quiz||5.00 %|
|Week 3 Quiz||5.00 %|
|Week 5 Quiz||5.00 %|
|Week 6 Quiz||5.00 %|
|Week 7 Quiz||5.00 %|
|Cumulative Assessments||20.00 %|
|Midterm Assessment||10.00 %|
|Final Assessment||10.00 %|
|Fungicides and Pollinators (Week 2)||9.00 %|
|Current Botanical Research (Week 3)||9.00 %|
|Botany PPT||12.00 %|
|Applied Botany PowerPoint Presentation (Week 6)||12.00 %|
|Midterm Assessment - Copy #1||0.00 %|
|Week 3 Quiz - Copy #1||0.00 %|
- See the Technology Requirements section of the undergraduate catalog for the minimum hardware and software requirements.
- Microsoft Office 365 is available to APUS students for free. To sign up, visit http://products.office.com/en-us/student. If you have questions about accessing the software, please contact Classroom support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other references for this course can be found in the Resources section of our classroom. Additionally, these books might be useful:
Capon, B. 2010. Botany for Gardeners, 3rd Edition. Timber Press: Portland, OR USA. 268pp.
Glimn-Lacy, J. and P.B. Kaufman. 2006. Botany Illustrated: Introduction to Plants, Major Groups, Flowering Plant Families, 2nd Edition. Springer Science: New York, NY USA. 146pp.
Harris, J.G. and M.W. Harris. 2001. Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary, 2nd Edition. Spring Lake Publishing: Payson, UT USA. 206pp.
In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
APA Citation Guide – OWL at Purdue
Encyclopedia of Earth
Botany Society of America
University of WI – plant teaching collection
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.