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Catalog Course Search Details

 Course Title:   Majors Plant

 Title Abbreviation:   MAJORS PLANT

 Department:    BIOL&

 Course #:    212

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    260307

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Study of structural, evolutionary, and reproductive relationships of plants in the kingdoms: Prokaryota, Protista, Fungi and Plantae. The course content is designed for those students who plan to transfer and major in biology, agriculture or forestry. Lab included.


Prerequisite: BIOL& 160 or 211 or permission of the instructor.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Natural Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 111
U of W BOT 110

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. After completing this course, the student will be able to: understand the basic morphological and anatomical differences between thallose, nonvascular and vascular plants; understand basic nomenclature and phylogenetic comparisons between primitive plant-like organisms (i.e. blue-green algae, fungi, algae), nonvascular and vascular plants; design and implement a lab experiment which demonstrates understanding and application of scientific methods and critical thinking.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.
9.4 Use scientific concepts and principles to understand the natural world, human behavior and culture, and relationships between humans and the rest of the natural world.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction to and orientation to subject
  2. Plant cells
  3. Plant physiology
  4. Plant cells and tissues; roots, stems and leaves
  5. Growth regulation in plants
  6. Environmental factors
  7. Transport and translocation in plants
  8. Evolution of plants
  9. Diversity: classification, alternation of generations, and characteristics of cyanobacteria, fungi, algae, bryophytes, seedless vascular plants, seed plants