Feb 26, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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PBIO 1140 - Foundations of Plant Biology

Introduces the concepts of plant physiology and cellular and molecular biology that are the foundation of all biological processes. Topics include DNA structure and function leading to genetics and evolution, theories of the origins of life leading to cell structure and function, and bioenergetics. The lab provides supplemental information and hands on activities to reinforce the lecture topics.

Requisites: WARNING: not BIOS 1700
Credit Hours: 4
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Natural World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMNS Natural Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:  

  • Students will be able to explain basic terminology, concepts, and methods in plant cell structure and function, plant movements, photosynthesis, respiration, plant reproduction, genetics, and gene expression.
  • Students will be able to apply scientific methods of inquiry appropriate to the fundamentals of plant biology to gather and analyze data and draw evidence-based conclusions in a process about how science is done.
  • Students will be able to evaluate evidence-based scientific arguments that are central to the foundations of plant biology in a logical fashion and distinguish between scientific and non-scientific evidence and explanations.
  • Student will be able to communicate how scientific findings in the field of plant biology contribute to the modern world.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the use of key scientific principles by describing the process of science and how it is used to gain knowledge to develop better products for human use.
  • Students will be able to critically state, describe, and consider issues or problems experienced in laboratory settings.
  • Students will be able to use and observe numerous plants and trees grown on campus to identify and interpret different plant behaviors to develop a comprehensive analysis that can elucidate the mechanical mechanisms underpinning plant growth.
  • Students will be able to systematically and methodically analyze assumptions through designing critical experiments and carefully evaluating expected results when addressing challenging questions in plant biology.
  • Students will be able to state the advance of plant biology in biotechnology in a way that is thoughtful, recognizes complexities, and acknowledges limitations.
  • Students will be able to state conclusions and related outcomes (consequences and implications) logically and in a priority order in laboratory settings.

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