Sep 28, 2023
PBIO 1000 - Plants and the Global Environment
For nonscience majors. Examines the importance of plants in providing global resources for humans and the impact of human activity on the sustainability of these resources. The course places a particular focus on the importance of climate and energy policy as they relate to our uses of plants and the impact that changing climate would be expected to have on plants.
Requisites: Non-science majors
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM Course: TMNS Natural Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
- Consider the history of agriculture, energy use, and sustainability.
- Evaluate alternative strategies for reducing greenhouse emissions and the role that plants play.
- Recognize the potential and limitations of plants to provide bio-energy sources.
- Relate agricultural production and trade in the context of global economic development.
- Relate climate change to energy use and impact on plant communities.
- Understand national and global policies on endangered species and invasive species.
- Understand the basis of climate and climate change, especially greenhouse gases.
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