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Option Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Botany - College of Agricultural Sciences



Pending approval https://secure.oregonstate.edu/ap/cps/proposals/view/100870.

 

The option in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation (EEC) combines 4 required advanced BOT undergraduate courses in aspects of ecology, environmental plant physiology, and plant diversity, with at least 3 elective courses drawn from a list of BOT, BI, FES, FW and ST courses covering population dynamics, symbiosis, restoration, and conservation. To encourage students in the option to learn actively and obtain practical skills, up to 3 credits of approved Experiential Learning can be applied to the option. The EEC option courses are all approved electives within the BOT major. The core course requirements of the BOT major are not changed by doing the option, and no additional course credits are required to complete it.



The total requirements of the Botany Core are shown in the university catalog. The BOT core includes courses in ecology, physiology, evolution, systematics, statistics, and genetics that form the general background in this area of botany. Outside of the core courses, The option required courses (A list) include advanced physiology and ecology courses, a WIC course (BOT 323 or BI 371) can be used for both WIC and option requirements, and a choice plant diversity courses. The B list electives offer the student a broad range of theoretical, applied, molecular, and quantitative classes.

A.  Required Courses (12–13 credits):

BOT 323. ^Flowering Plants of the World (3)
  or BI 371. ^Ecological Methods (3)
BOT 416. Aquatic Botany (4)
  or BOT 425. Flora of the Pacific Northwest (3)
BOT 442. Plant Population Ecology (3)
BOT 488. Environmental Physiology of Plants (3)

B. At least 9 additional credits from the following:

BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (3)
BI 358. Symbiosis and the Environment (3)
BI 456. Phylogenetics (4)
BOT 475. Comparative Genomics (4)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (3)
FES/FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
Up to 3 credits of approved Experiential Learning
Other courses with advisor approval

Total=21


Footnotes:

* Bacc Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 934




 
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