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SCIN314 - Botany

Course Details

Course Code: SCIN314 Course ID: 4262 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

An introduction to the structure, processes, and reproduction of higher plants with an emphasis on flowering plants. This course will use an integrative approach to examine the relationships between structure and function, diversity, and evolution. (Prerequisites: SCIN130 or BIOL134)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • (LO-1) Define plant parts, major cell types, and organ types.
  • (LO-2) Identify the basic processes important to plant growth and metabolism.
  • (LO-3) Explain how the morphology of plants influences function.
  • (LO-4) Apply understanding of natural selection to geographical pattern of plant diversity.
  • (LO-5) Apply gained knowledge to assess an applied botanical sub-discipline.

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale

NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Introduction Forum 2.50 %
Forum 2 2.50 %
Forum 3 2.50 %
Forum 4 2.50 %
Forum 5 2.50 %
Forum 6 2.50 %
Forum 7 2.50 %
Forum 8 2.50 %
Quizzes 30.00 %
Week 1 Quiz 5.00 %
Week 2 Quiz 5.00 %
Week 3 Quiz 5.00 %
Week 5 Quiz 5.00 %
Week 6 Quiz 5.00 %
Week 7 Quiz 5.00 %
Cumulative Assessments 20.00 %
Final Assessment 10.00 %
Midterm Assessment 10.00 %
Homework 18.00 %
Fungicides and Pollinators (Week 2) 9.00 %
Current Botanical Research (Week 3) 9.00 %
Botany PPT 12.00 %
Applied Botany PowerPoint Presentation (Week 6) 12.00 %

Required Technology

  • See the Technology Requirements section of the undergraduate catalog for the minimum hardware and software requirements.
  • Microsoft Office 365 is available to APUS students for free. To sign up, visit http://products.office.com/en-us/student. If you have questions about accessing the software, please contact Classroom support at classroomsupport@apus.edu.

Additional Resources

Other references for this course can be found in the Resources section of our classroom. Additionally, these books might be useful:

Capon, B. 2010. Botany for Gardeners, 3rd Edition. Timber Press: Portland, OR USA. 268pp.
Glimn-Lacy, J. and P.B. Kaufman. 2006. Botany Illustrated: Introduction to Plants, Major Groups, Flowering Plant Families, 2nd Edition. Springer Science: New York, NY USA. 146pp.
Harris, J.G. and M.W. Harris. 2001. Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary, 2nd Edition. Spring Lake Publishing: Payson, UT USA. 206pp.

Websites

In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

APA Citation Guide – OWL at Purdue

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html

Encyclopedia of Earth

http://www.eoearth.org/

Botany Society of America

https://www.botany.org/

University of WI – plant teaching collection

http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/

Book Title:Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, 6th ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; links also provided in the classroom Lessons section.
ISBN:9781284077537
Publication Info:Jones & Bartlett Lib
Author:Mauseth, James
Unit Cost:$195.95

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.