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2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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, 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 and fossil, primitive and advanced 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 and 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; can be repeated with change in content or course to a maximum of 4 credits. Prereq: normally senior standing with recommendations from two faculty members, including the course instructor.
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; can be repeated with change in content up to 4 credits (i.e., a total of 8 credits). Prereq: at least 8 hours of botany.
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; 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 3353 Natural History of Tropical Areas
Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010-2011C or BSC 2008-APB 2151.
Overview of ecology and environment characteristics of terrestrial environments in tropical latitudes, including biogeography, climate, soil, and community structure.

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.

General Education Categories

  • Composition (C)
  • Mathematical Sciences (M)
  • Humanities (H)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)
  • Physical (P) and Biological (B) Sciences
  • International and Diversity focus (I)

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
    The Schedule of Courses lists the amount of writing credit per course section.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • †† indicates the course may be taken on an S-U basis.