SCI 115 : Science and Care of Plants

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of plant science (structure, function, growth requirements, etc.) as a basis for consideration of topics of greater practical interest (e.g., horticultural techniques, uses of plants, identifying plants, landscaping). Three lecture hours and two laboratory hour per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Scientific Reasoning and Discovery. 4 credits Spring
1. Describe and apply the scientific method to address observations and problems. 2. Identify and describe the common uses of plants by people. 3. Describe biological systematics and taxonomic organization of plants. 4. Compare and contrast the major families of cultivated plants. 5. Recognize, describe, and illustrate the morphological structures of plants. 6. Classify and describe the different kinds of flowers, fruits, and seeds. 7. Discuss and explain the physiology of plants, including photosynthesis. 8. Conduct and interpret physical and chemical soil analysis.





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