2015-2016 Catalog

BIOS 1400 Introduction to Botany

3.5 - 3.0 - 4.5


(2) HLSM 1010, BIOS 1010, or MCC biology placement exam; and college-level reading, writing, and math proficiency - must be completed prior to taking this course.


(1) BIOS 1400L - must be taken at the same time as this course.

Course Description

This is an introductory botany course covering studies plant morphology and physiology of herbaceous and woody plant divisions within the plant kingdom as well as other related plant-like organisms (algae and fungi). Topics covered include plant structure and function, plant growth, transpiration, photosynthesis, evolution, and reproductive life cycles. The course concludes with the diversity of flowers and plant life. Students registering for this course must also register for BIOS 1400L, which is the laboratory component of the course.