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BIOL 042: Principles of Plant Biology

Course Description

This course for biology majors surveys basic principles of the plant sciences by examining all levels of biological organization. It covers comparative diversity, structure, and function of plant, fungal and protistan phyla. Topics include development, morphology and physiology, taxonomy, systematics, and evolution. Principles of population and community ecology and ecosystem interactions are emphasized. Laboratory activities include microscopic work, experimental physiology, and studies of biodiversity, natural history and ecology. Field trips to several ecosystems in the Bay Area provide numerous opportunities to study local flora.

Units: 5

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 96 – 108

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: MATH 106 or MATH 106R
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: BIOL 043

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: Area A-5: Natural Sciences
  • CSU GE: Area B2 - Life Sciences
    Area B3 - Laboratory Activity- Lab course used from B1 or B2
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 5B - Biological Sciences
    Area 5C – Laboratory
  • C-ID: BIOL 155 - Botany / Plant Diversity and Ecology
Last Updated 6/28/24