Basic principles of biology, with an emphasis on plants and application of science to daily life. Topics include plant structure and function, energy metabolism, cell biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Lab is not required. This class complements Organismal…

Biological concepts that are pertinent to the ecology and evolution of plants, focusing on the most attractive reproductive structure of plants-flowers! Topics will include the morphology, structures, functions, and diversity of flowering plants. Class format is highly interactive. Students will…

Supervised work experience with public agencies, private industry, or non-profit organizations in the area of the biological sciences. Examples of work experience include traineeships in scientific investigation, environmental impact assessment, floristic surveys, plant growth management, and…

Variation and evolution in plants, genotypic and phenotypic patterns, genetic diversity, adaptation, breeding systems, polyploidy, hybridization, apomixis, empirical data in population genetics and evolution, literature, experimental design, population sampling, variation analysis, breeding…

Genetic mechanisms and basic biological processes of host plant resistance in crop plants. The course will also cover the structure, function and evolution of disease resistant loci, long-term goals of agriculture for improvement of disease resistance, and purposed methods for crop protection…