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Biology
Course Description

BIO 055
The Ecology of Plants for Non-majors
Spring

An exploration of the ecology of plant form, function and diversity across the globe. Topics include pollination, herbivory, seed predation and dispersal, and the effect of diversity on the stability of ecosystems. Lecture with some experiments in the Botanic Garden and work at the Urban Farm.
Offered every other year beginning 2020-21.

Course Credit:
3

Instructor(s):
Sarah Swope

Prerequisite:
ENG 001

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: BIO 155
The only prerequisite for this class is a genuine interest in plants, whether from an agro-ecological perspective, an interest in conservation or basic science.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Natural Sciences, Quan. & Comp. Reasoning, Written Communication II, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Critical Analysis, Scientific Inquiry, Written & Oral Comm II

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Last Updated: 6/23/17