General Botany

Catalog Description: BIO-204


3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 4 credits. 
This is a general botany course that will study plant morphology and physiology of herbaceous and woody plant divisions within the plant kingdom as well as other related plant-like organisms.  Topics covered include plant structure and function, plant growth, transpiration, photosynthesis, evolution, and reproductive cycles.  The course concludes with the diversity of flowers and plant life.  Laboratory work includes microscopic examination of cells and tissues of typical plants.  The course will also require an investigative plant project by each student.

Instructional Materials:

  • Photo: Botany text (Mauseth) Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, 3rd Ed. (James D. Mauseth)
  • A Photographic Atlas for the Botany Laboratory, 4th Ed. (Van DeGraff, Rushforth, & Crawley)