2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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BL 311 - Research Methods: Plant Science

(3.00 cr.)

A laboratory only course where students gain hands-on understanding of the importance of plants to humans by exploring interactions within agricultural, urban, and natural ecosystems. The course emphasizes skills that integrate practical knowledge of plant science techniques and more universally applicable scientific skills. Laboratory topics include plant identification, plant propagation (including tissue culture), agricultural and urban ecology, and plant secondary compound production (including interactions with bacteria, fungi, animals, and humans). Students conduct research on plant interactions with abiotic factors, with a strong emphasis on experimental design, scientific writing, and data analysis. Closed to students who have taken BL 310 .

Prerequisite: BL 154 BL 155 ; or BL 201 , BL 202 .
Sessions Typically Offered: Fall
Years Typically Offered: Annually

Interdisciplinary Studies: IES



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