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Course Details

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)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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.

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale

NameGrade %
Discussions 20.00 %
Week 1: Introduce Yourself 2.50 %
Week 2: Pollination 2.50 %
Week 3: Culturally Important Plants 2.50 %
Week 4: Botany of Food & Drink 2.50 %
Week 5: Current Events 2.50 %
Week 6: Plant Conservation 2.50 %
Week 7: Applied Botany 2.50 %
Week 8: Course Summary and the Future of Plant Science 2.50 %
Quizzes 30.00 %
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 %
Final Assessment 10.00 %
Midterm Assessment 10.00 %
Homework 18.00 %
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 %

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.
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.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.