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Top BOT 101 BOTANY: A HUMAN CONCERN (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course Has Extra Fees
Introductory botany for non-majors, emphasizing the role of plants in the environment, agriculture and society. Includes molecular approaches to the study of plant function and genetic engineering. Lec/lab. (Bacc Core Course)

Top BOT 220 INTRODUCTION TO PLANT BIOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Introduction to plant biology including an overview of major groups of plants, plant cells and cell types, plant anatomy and architecture, physiology and function, and ecology and the roles of plants in the environment. Laboratory exercises build on lecture themes and provide hands-on learning experiences including field trips. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BOT 101 or co-enrollment in BI 101 or BI 211 or one term of college-level biology.

Top BOT 313 PLANT STRUCTURE (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
The structural components of vascular plants and how plant structure relates to function, development, environment, evolution, and human use of plants. Field trip. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BI 213 or BI 213H

Top BOT 321 PLANT SYSTEMATICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Vascular plant classification, diversity, and evolutionary relationships. Lab emphasizes the collection and identification of ferns, gymnosperms, and flowering plants in Oregon. Field trips. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BI 213 or BI 213H

Top BOT 322 ECONOMIC AND ETHNOBOTANY: ROLE OF PLANTS IN HUMAN CULTURE (3) 
Economic and cultural (ethnobotanical) uses of plants and fungi by humans, including domesticated cultivated plants as well as wild-growing plants, and uses of plants and fungi by indigenous cultures. Ecampus course only.

Top BOT 323 FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE WORLD (3)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Global perspective of plant biodiversity with a focus on evolutionary origins, classification, and evolutionary relationships of the major groups of plants. Development and application of scientific writing and utilization of online information resources in plant evolutionary biology. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: One year of college biology or departmental approval required.

Top BOT 331 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Survey of physiological processes in plants, including photosynthesis and plant metabolism, mineral nutrition and ion uptake processes, plant cell/water relations, regulation of plant growth and development, and transpiration and translocation. Lec/rec. PREREQS: (BI 213 or BI 213H) and ((CH 123 or (CH 233 and CH 263))

Top BOT 332 LABORATORY TECHNIQUES IN PLANT BIOLOGY (3) 
Laboratory experiences in the manipulation and observation of physiological processes in plant systems. Analysis and interpretation of physiological data generated in experimentation with plant systems. Training in basic laboratory skills, including the principles and procedures involved in the use of common items of laboratory instrumentation. Lab. PREREQS: BOT 331 or BI 314 or equivalent.

Top BOT 341 PLANT ECOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Study of higher plants in relation to their environment. The relationship of plant physiology and reproduction to environmental factors; competition and other species interactions; the structure, dynamics and analysis of vegetation. Field trips. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BI 213 or BI 213H. BOT 321 is recommended.

Top BOT 350 INTRODUCTORY PLANT PATHOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Symptoms, causal agents, diagnosis, and prevention of plant diseases, with emphasis on fungi, bacteria, nematode, and virus pathogens. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BI 213 or BI 213H

Top BOT 401 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top BOT 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 407 SEMINAR (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Section 1: Departmental seminar. Section 2: Lichens and Bryophytes Research (1). Weekly one-hour meetings for reporting and discussion of active research projects, discussion of proposal research, review and discussion of recent literature, and mini-workshops on particular problems. Normally graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 407H SEMINAR (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Section 1: Departmental seminar. Section 3: Lichens and Bryophytes Research (1). Weekly one-hour meetings for reporting and discussion of active research projects, discussion of proposal research, review and discussion of recent literature, and mini-workshops on particular problems. Normally graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top BOT 408 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 410 INTERNSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Instructor approval required.

Top BOT 414 AGROSTOLOGY (4) 
Classification and identification of grasses, with emphasis on the modern system of grass classification; laboratory practice in keying grass specimens to genus and species. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BOT 321

Top BOT 415 FOREST INSECT AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT (5)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Effects of insects and diseases on forest ecosystems. Recognition of important groups, prediction of pest responses to environmental changes, and management strategies for protection of forest resources. Field trips. Lec/lab/rec. CROSSLISTED as FES 415. PREREQS: BI 213 or BI 213H

Top BOT 416 AQUATIC BOTANY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Taxonomy and ecology of aquatic vegetation, emphasizing freshwater and marine algae and the submergent vascular plants. Morphology, physiology, and classification of the algae; morphological and physiological adaptations of aquatic vascular plants; and primary production in aquatic ecosystems. Laboratory practice in the identification of local taxa. Field trips. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BI 213 or BI 213H

Top BOT 425 FLORA OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Vascular plant identification, terminology, and diagnostic characteristics of plant families. Lab emphasizes the use of keys for identification to the species level and ability to recognize by sight those plant families found in the Pacific Northwest. Field trips. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BOT 321 or equivalent.

Top BOT 435 POLLINATION BIOLOGY (4) 
Explores the special adaptations of flowering plants and insect pollinators. Lectures discuss the co-evolution of pollinators and flowering plants and specialized morphology of pollinators. Labs include the identification of pollinators, field surveys and an exercise that will create a management/restoration plan. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BOT 321 or equivalent or instructor consent.

Top BOT 440 FIELD METHODS IN PLANT ECOLOGY (4) 
Concepts and tools for describing, monitoring, and experimenting on vegetation. Combines Web-based material, field experience at the student's location, and student projects. PREREQS: Course in ecology and a course in statistics.

Top BOT 442 PLANT POPULATION ECOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Ecological aspects of plant form and reproduction; demography and population modeling; species interactions, including competition, mutualism, and herbivory. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BOT 341 or equivalent.

Top BOT 461 MYCOLOGY (5)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
A broad taxonomic survey of the fungi. Topics include life histories, systematics, ecology, genetics, and ethnomycology. Participation on field trips and the submission of a specimen collection are required. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (BI 211 or BI 211H) and (BI 212 or BI 212H) and (BI 213 or BI 213H)

Top BOT 465 LICHENOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Biology of lichens; includes structure, life histories, classification, and ecology. Field trip fee. Lec/lab. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: (BI 213 or BI 213H) and two botany courses.

Top BOT 466 BRYOLOGY (4) 
Biology of bryophytes; includes structure, life histories, classification, and ecology. Field trip fee. Lec/lab. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: (BI 213 or BI 213H) and two botany courses.

Top BOT 475 COMPARATIVE GENOMICS (4) 
Principles of comparative genomics. Methods for genome assembly and annotation. Genomic approaches for the study of structural change, whole genome duplication, gene family evolution, gene networks, gene regulation and epigenetics. Lab topics include the analysis of next generation sequencing data and conducting comparative genomic analyses. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ( (BI 311 or CSS 430) and BI 314) and students will require a basic working knowledge of cell and molecular biology and genetics.

Top BOT 476 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING IN THE LIFE SCIENCES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to management of large datasets (e.g., nucleic acids, protein), computer programming languages, application of basic mathematical functions, and assembly of computational pipelines pertinent to life sciences. PREREQS: Cell and molecular biology or genetics, or by approval of instructor. Familiarity with text editing software and unix/linux operating system is advantageous.

Top BOT 480 PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND PHOTOBIOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Explores the diverse use of light in biological systems, with particular emphasis on photosynthesis. Lectures will discuss the nature of light, light in the natural environment, light absorption in biological systems, use of light energy for photosynthesis, communication, defense, motility, and vision, as well as deleterious effects of light and its use for global monitoring satellite systems. PREREQS: One course in plant physiology, ecology, or the equivalent, or by permission of instructor.

Top BOT 488 ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY OF PLANTS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduces students to mechanisms of plant responses to environmental change caused by humans, including atmospheric, nutrient, water, and global climate factors. Concepts are built around principles of plant environment relations. Lec/lab. PREREQS: One course in plant physiology or one course in ecology.

Top BOT 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 499H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.



 
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