BIOL 200 Botany

This course is an introductory botany course. As such, one of the primary goals of the course is to introduce students to the principles and general concepts of botany. In this course, we will cover a broad range of topics including the biology of the plant cell, photosynthesis and respiration, plant organs, plant diversity, and human interactions with plants. We will also take an in-depth look at the plant ecosystems of Grenada. This course has been created to cover these numerous important topics to ensure a foundational knowledge of botany and plant science is achieved.
This course will be intensive in terms of reading, writing, and self-expression. Students will be expected to verbalize their thoughts and observations from lectures, field trips, and labs during classroom discussions. Students will have numerous opportunities for self-learning in a variety of laboratory experiments, presentations, fieldwork, and a paper. Botany is in many ways a visual art, and students will work on illustrating and identifying a variety of plant parts.
The formal concepts introduced in this class will be presented by your professor and will be supplemented by group discussions, lab/class activities, and fieldwork.