BIO 102 Plants and Human Affairs
This non-majors course will explore the interface between humankind and the plant world. Through lectures/discussion, ancillary readings and www.exercises and demonstrations, students will study the impact that plants have had on the development of human culture. Some topics to be covered include the plant body, photosynthesis, economically important plants, plant genetics and biotechnology, flowers and plants in the environment. Attention will be given to modes of inquiry in the plant sciences. Several field trips are planned. This course is offered alternate years. Next anticipated offerings will be fall semesters of 2011 and 2013.
Prerequisite: Biology 101. Does not count toward the laboratory science distribution requirement.