Mar 01, 2024
PBIO 2010 - Plant Biology for Gardeners
Intro non-majors course introducing fundamental aspects of plant biology, from a gardener’s perspective. Topics cover plant structures and functions, reproduction and propagation methods, breeding and domestication, interactions between the plant and its above-ground and below-ground environments, nutrition and health, weeds and pests, and horticultural and agronomic features important to humans.
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Pillar: Natural Sciences
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2AS
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
- Students will be able to describe the science behind biological processes underlying evolutionary diversification, plant growth, plant-environment interactions, and reproduction, and how this knowledge can be applied to improve personal and commercial far
- Students will be able to name and describe key structures of plants and their functions, and will understand the mechanics of artificial selection, plant breeding and biotechnology to create new cultivars.
- Students will be able to evaluate evidence to discern between scientific and non-scientific arguments on impacts and costs to society concerning different horticultural and agricultural practices, and issues surrounding sustainability and biotechnology.
- Students will be able to apply scientific methods in analyzing particular plants, horticultural or agricultural practices, scientific manipulations to draw conclusions on how those components contribute to development in farming and gardening practices
- Students will be able to apply fundamentals of home farming and gardening in their personal lives.
- Students will be able to describe how our expanding scientific knowledge of plant biology contributes to our personal experience, improved horticultural and agricultural practices, and to human existence generally.
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