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BIO 3                 


General Botany

A study of the structure and physiology of plants and a survey of the plant kingdom stressing phylogenetic relationships and relationships between form and adaptive responses. Lab.

What we mean is:

So, you want to learn about local trees and wildflowers? Take BIO 7 or BIO 16, NOT this course. You want to learn about gardening or houseplants? Sorry, this course will NOT help you. General Botany studies the evolution of plants, from one-celled algae through mosses, ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. It is designed for science majors. Most of the plant specimens you will see will be through a microscope. There are weekly writing assignments, a major paper, and plenty of exams. If you are not a science major, but still want to learn about the evolution of plants, please consider taking BIO 10, which is not as rigorous. 

Will it transfer???

This course is degree applicable, and will transfer to the University of California and the California State University systems.


Required prerequisites: MATH 53 - Intermediate Algebra, and BIO 91 - Biology Preparation. While there is no Reading or English prerequisite, you will have a great deal of reading to do and you will be asked to write, both a research paper and shorter assignments. So we advise the student to have completed Read 10 and English 52 (or tested out of them) prior to attempting this course.

This course is offered in alternating spring semesters.

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