2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Plant Biology

Summer quarter

Faculty: Lalita Calabria botany, phytochemistry, systematics

Fields of Study: biology, environmental studies and writing

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40100 (8) Full Session  

Credits: 8(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Evening and Weekend


This course is designed to increase your awareness and appreciation of the biological, cultural, and economic importance of plants. Through this awareness and appreciation of plants you can begin to develop a "Botanical Sense of Place". 

We will begin by reflecting on your personal experiences with plants from youth to the present in the form of a creative nonfiction-style essay. These experiences are the foundation of your botanical knowledge and they will serve as tool for connecting the major concepts we learn in class with your real-life experience of plants. We will continue to develop our "Botanical Sense of Place" by surveying the major groups of green plants found in and around the Evergreen State College campus. Through lectures, labs and field trips, we will examine the morphological, physiological, and ecological adaptations that have led to the success of these taxa within the context of their surroundings. We will also draw on contemporary scientific journals and news articles to help you gain in-depth understanding of certain biological concepts and to apply this understanding to current events.

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Advertised Schedule: 6-9p Tue/Thu, 8a-4p Sat (four Saturdays, dates TBA)

Required Fees: $10 required fee for laboratory supplies

Special Expenses: Students must have a hand lens and field notebook.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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