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Bowes, G. E., Chair; Aldrich, H.C.†; Anthony, D.S.*; Cullu, S.A.†; Davis, J.S.; Dilcher, D.†; Erdos, G.W. †; Ewel, J.J.†; Gitzendanner, M.A.; Gordon, D.R. †; Griffin, D.G.*; Griffith, M.M.*; Hall, D.W. †; Harmon, A.C.; Hauser, B.A.; Hogan, K.P.†; Jones, D.A.; Judd, W.S.; Kitajima, K.; Lucansky, T.W.; Madsen, T.†; Manchester, S.R.†; Martin, B.G.†; Mulkey, S.S.; Mullins, J.T.; Putz, F.E.; Slapcinsky, J.L.†; Smith, R.C.*; Soltis, D.E.; Soltis, P.S.†; Stern, W.L*; Wigston, D.L. †; Williams, K.†; Williams, N.H.†; Undergraduate Coordinator: T.W. Lucansky; Graduate Coordinator: A.C. Harmon


†Courtesy appointment

BCH 3023 Elementary Organic and Biological Chemistry.

Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2046 or CHM 2047.

Elementary organic chemistry and biochemistry for students in the agricultural technical curricula. This is a terminal course and is not part of any sequence.

BOT 2010C Introductory Botany.

Credits: 3.

Structures and functions of cells, tissues and organs of flowering plants. Students with credit in APB 2150/BSC 2007 or equivalent or BSC 2010 may not register for this course, but should take BOT 2011. (B)

BOT 2011C Plant Diversity.

Credits: 4; Prereq: Introductory college biology/botany course or equivalent.

Survey of major plant groups with regard to structure, life histories and uses accompanied by a laboratory showing the diversity of plants in the world. (B)

BOT 2710 Practical Plant Taxonomy.

Credits: 3.

Introduction to plant taxonomy, including principles of systematic botany, nomenclature and classification, but emphasizing identification. Student will be able to identify the common ferns, fern allies, gymnosperms and flowering plants of field and garden. (B)

BOT 2800C Plants in Human Affairs.

Credits: 3.

The role of plants in the development of civilization, and the influence of plants on world history, politics, economics and culture. A survey of useful and harmful plants and plant products. (B)

BOT 3045 History of Modern Botany.

Credits: 2; Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2006 or BSC 2010.

Early history of botany as a science, from Ancient Greeks through the 18th century; emphasis on botany as an intellectual and cultural pursuit.

BOT 3151C Local Flora of North Florida.

Credits: 3

Laboratory observation of the gross features of vascular plants and practice in the use of keys to identify plants. Elementary ecology of principal types of plant communities in northern Florida. Field trips. (B)

BOT 3303C Introductory Vascular Plant Morphology.

Credits: 4; Prereq: BOT 2011C or equivalent.

Comparative study of vascular plants with the distinctive morphological and anatomical features of each group being noted. Consideration is given to the origin of land plants, fossil and primitive vascular plants, and the evolution of vascular plant organs. (B)

BOT 3503 Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants.

Credits: 3; Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010-2011C or BSC 2007/APB 2150 and BSC 2008/APB 2151 and CHM 2046C; Coreq: BOT 3503L (or laboratory may be taken in subsequent term).

The chemical organization, cellular organization, metabolism, nutrition, growth and molecular biology of the higher plants.

BOT 3503L Physiology/Molecular Biology of Plants Laboratory.

Credits: 2; Coreq: BOT 3503.

Laboratory experiments to accompany BOT 3503.

BOT 4053 Practical Experience in Teaching Botany.

Credits: 2; Prereq: normally senior status with recommendations from two faculty members, including the course instructor. May be repeated with change of content or course up to a maximum of 4 credits.

Participation in teaching 1-3000 level botany courses with practical experience in instructional procedures, testing and grading, course and laboratory preparation, and laboratory assistance.

BOT 4905 Individual Studies in Botany.

Credits: 2 to 4; Prereq: at least eight hours of botany. May be repeated with change of content up to a maximum of 4 credits (i.e., a total of 8 credits).

Qualified students and an instructor choose a particular problem for study.

BOT 4909 Honors Project.

Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: Must be admitted to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’ Honors program and 3.5 GPA or greater.

An individual special project course restricted to students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’ Honors Program. Students will complete a project on a selected topic, issue, or problem. Projects may relate to research, teaching, or extension. The project will be reviewed by at least two faculty members chosen by the honors coordinator. May be repeated for up to six credits.

BOT 4935 Special Topics.

Credits: 1 to 4.

PCB 3034C Introduction to Ecology.

Credits: 4; Prereq: introductory college biology.

Basic principles of ecology as they apply to environmental problems, including major terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of Florida. (B)

PCB 3601C Plant Ecology

Credits: 3; Prereq: Introductory college biology or botany

Principles of ecology at scales ranging from individual plants to landscapes. Emphasis is on species, ecosystems, and environmental programs in Florida.

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