May 24, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

BIO 140 - Botany


Course Description: An introductory survey of the plant kingdom with special emphasis on the morphology, physiology, and embryology of the higher vascular plants, namely angiosperms and gymnosperms. The economic and medicinal importance of plants to humans may also be examined. Laboratory exercises illustrate topics discussed in lecture. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Literacy.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  •  Identify the different groups of vascular and nonvascular plants and use a key to identify plants
  •  Explain important molecules, tissues, structures and life cycles of plant groups
  •  Explain the processes of photosynthesis and respiration
  •  Discuss the concepts of ecology and sustainability; the significance of plants in ecosystems and the interdependence of plants and people
  •  Apply the scientific method in botany experiments
  •  Draw conclusions based on analysis of graphic and numeric data from botany experiments

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