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Course Descriptions Botany (BOT)


Updated for 2014-2015

BOT 101 Botany (3)

An introductory course in plant biology. Topics to be covered are the structure and function of plant cells, tissues, and organs such as roots, stems, leaves, and flowers; concepts of biological evolution and classification; the diversity of plants and plant-like organisms; genetics; and ecology. Concurrent registration in BOT 101L highly recommended. (DB)

Prerequisite: ENG 21 and 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

BOT 101L Botany Laboratory (1)

Laboratory observations, experiments and field trips illustrating the basic principles of plant biology. One 3-hour lab per week. (DY)

Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in or completion of 
BOT 101.

BOT 105 Ethnobotany (3)

Ethnobotany is the scientific study of interactions between human cultures and plants. It includes a wide range of topics that cross over many disciplines. In this introductory ethnobotany course, we will examine several different types of interactions between people and plants. This course was formerly listed as BOT 197.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 AND ENG 22 or equivalent with a grade of C or better or instructor approval.

BOT 130 Plants in the Hawaiian Environment (4)

Understanding principles of how native plants arrived and developed in Hawai‘i and the impact on them by man’s activities. Lab work includes learning basic plant structure and function, identification of native and introduced plants by visiting natural and garden sites, uses by Hawaiians and importance of tropical plants world-wide. (DB+DY)

Three lecture and three lab hours per week

Prerequisite: ENG 21 and ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

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