General Botany [E]
Introductory plant biology. Lecture topics include the importance and necessity of plants to man; plant structure, diversity, ecology, propagation, and life cycles; and the historical development of species and communities. Laboratories are designed to augment lecture materials through a hands on approach to the study of plants; topics include the structure, physiology, and diversity of plants. Field trips may be added to introduce students to native plants and tropical exotic plants, and will require moderate walking over woodland terrain.