Botany and Plant Pathology (BOT)

BOT 003, UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH, 0 Credits

Engage in research activities appropriate to the discipline; and through the research experience, acquire skills, techniques, and knowledge relevant to the field of study. In consultation with a faculty mentor, engage in research activity, and make and execute a plan for a project.

Available via Ecampus

BOT 004, INTERNSHIP, 0 Credits

Provides basic personal and professional skills that can be used within and outside of a work setting. Through practice, this experience guides students in building and maintaining positive professional relationships, networking/mentoring relationships, and enhances students’ understanding of the connection between theory and practice in their respective disciplines.

Available via Ecampus

BOT 101, *BOTANY: A HUMAN CONCERN, 4 Credits

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.

Attributes: CPBS – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Biological Science

Equivalent to: BOT 101H

BOT 101H, *BOTANY: A HUMAN CONCERN, 4 Credits

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.

Attributes: CPBS – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Biological Science; HNRS – Honors Course Designator

Equivalent to: BOT 101

BOT 220, +*INTRODUCTION TO PLANT BIOLOGY, 4 Credits

Explores plant diversity from evolutionary perspective of the life cycles of four major groups of plants: Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Angiosperms and Gymnosperms. Focuses on mechanisms of evolution and cellular mechanisms of growth, development and responses to biotic and abiotic cues.

Attributes: CFSI – Core Ed - Scientific Inquiry & Analysis; CPBS – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Biological Science

Available via Ecampus

BOT 313, PLANT STRUCTURE, 4 Credits

The structural components of vascular plants and how plant structure relates to function, development, environment, evolution, and human use of plants.

Prerequisite: ((BI 212 with D- or better or BI 212H with D- or better) and ((BI 211 with D- or better or BI 211H with D- or better) or (BI 213 with D- or better or BI 213H with D- or better)) ) or ((BI 221 with D- or better or BI 221H with D- or better) and (BI 222 [D-] or BI 222H [D-])) or (BI 205 [D-] and BI 206 [D-])

Recommended: BI 213 or BI 223

Available via Ecampus

BOT 321, PLANT SYSTEMATICS, 4 Credits

Vascular plant classification, diversity, and evolutionary relationships. Emphasizes the collection and identification of ferns, gymnosperms, and flowering plants in Oregon.

Recommended: BI 223

Available via Ecampus

BOT 323, ^FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE WORLD, 3 Credits

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.

Attributes: CSWC – Core Ed - Writing Intensive Curriculum (WIC); CWIC – Bacc Core, Skills, Writing Intensive Curriculum (WIC)

Recommended: (BI 221, BI 222, BI 223) or (BI 204, BI 205, BI 206)

Available via Ecampus

BOT 324, *FUNGI IN SOCIETY, 3 Credits

Explores the diverse roles played by fungi in relation to human civilization and the natural environment.

Attributes: CSST – Bacc Core, Synthesis, Science/Technology/Society

Recommended: One course in biological sciences.

Available via Ecampus

BOT 325, *INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN PLANTS AND HUMANITY, 3 Credits

The unique attributes of plants--including aspects of their biochemistry, growth, structure, and physiology--have influenced all aspects of life on earth, from biogeochemical cycles to the rise and expansion of human civilizations. Plants are sources of medicines, stimulants, hallucinogens, fibers and woods, resins and latex, oils and waxes; plants have inspired technological innovation, exploration, and exploitation of people and the environment. Critically examines the intersections of plants with society and technology by exploring the roles plants have played in both historical and modern contexts.

Attributes: CSST – Bacc Core, Synthesis, Science/Technology/Society

Recommended: One course in biological sciences and junior standing.

BOT 331, PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 4 Credits

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.

Prerequisite: ((BI 212 with D- or better or BI 212H with D- or better) and (BI 213 [D-] or BI 213H [D-])) or ((BI 221 [D-] or BI 221H [D-]) and (BI 222 [D-] or BI 222H [D-])) or ((BI 205 [D-] and BI 206 [D-]) and (CH 123 [D-] or (CH 233 [D-] and CH 263 [D-]) or (CH 233H [D-] and CH 263H [D-])) )

Recommended: (BI 213 or BI 213H or BI 223 or BI 223H) and (CH 123 or (CH 233 and CH 263))

Available via Ecampus

BOT 332, LABORATORY TECHNIQUES IN PLANT BIOLOGY, 3 Credits

Emphasizes laboratory experiences in the manipulation and observation of the genomic, cell and molecular processes in plant systems. Analyzes and interprets experimental data generated in plant systems. Focuses on training in basic laboratory skills, including the principles and procedures involved in the use of common items of laboratory instrumentation.

Prerequisite: BB 314 with D- or better or BB 314H with D- or better or BOT 331 with D- or better

Recommended: BI 311 or PBG 430

Available via Ecampus

BOT 341, PLANT ECOLOGY, 4 Credits

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.

Recommended: BOT 321 and BI 223

Available via Ecampus

BOT 401, RESEARCH, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

Available via Ecampus

BOT 403, THESIS, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 405, READING AND CONFERENCE, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 406, PROJECTS: CURATORIAL ASSISTANT, 1-6 Credits

This course is repeatable for 6 credits.

Available via Ecampus

BOT 407, SEMINAR, 1 Credit

Equivalent to: BOT 407H

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

Available via Ecampus

BOT 407H, SEMINAR, 1 Credit

Attributes: HNRS – Honors Course Designator

Equivalent to: BOT 407

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 408, WORKSHOP, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 410, INTERNSHIP, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

Available via Ecampus

BOT 411, LEVERAGING YOUR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, 1 Credit

Guides students in leveraging their experiential learning activity (ELA), and prior coursework, to lift up their career development. Emphasizes peer-to-peer written and oral communication, peer mentoring, and implementation of career development tools that are directed towards several goals: mapping job, graduate school and career opportunities, reflecting on one's ELA and coursework, matching one's skills and motivations to opportunities, networking, and building a resume, curriculum vitae and cover letter template, and developing effective communication skills. Emphasizes discipline specific literacy and preparation for plant biology-related careers.

Available via Ecampus

BOT 413, FOREST PATHOLOGY, 3 Credits

Analyzes effects of diseases on forest ecosystems. Focuses on recognition of important groups, prediction of pathogen responses to environmental changes, and management strategies for protection of forest resources. CROSSLISTED as BOT 413/FOR 413.

Prerequisite: BI 204 with C or better or BI 212 with C or better or BI 212H with C or better or BI 213 with C or better or BI 213H with C or better or BI 221 with C or better or BI 221H with C or better or FES 240 with C or better

Equivalent to: FOR 413

BOT 416, AQUATIC BOTANY, 4 Credits

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.

Recommended: BI 213 or BI 223

BOT 417, PHYCOLOGY, 4 Credits

Introduces micro- and macro-algal biology, reproduction and evolution. Emphasizes how the endosymbiosis theory ties algae together as a functional group. Explores algal diversity through lectures and experiential learning activities (e.g., laboratory, field trips). Develops skills in laboratory methods for isolation, culturing and maintenance of algae for aquaculture and research.

Equivalent to: BOT 417X

Recommended: One year of college-level biology

BOT 425, FLORA OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, 3 Credits

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.

Recommended: BOT 321

BOT 440, FIELD METHODS IN PLANT ECOLOGY, 4 Credits

Concepts and tools for describing, monitoring, and experimenting on vegetation. Combines Web-based material, field experience at the student's location, and student projects.

Recommended: Course in ecology and a course in statistics.

Available via Ecampus

BOT 445, ADVANCED PLANT ECOLOGY, 3 Credits

Examines how the abiotic environment, climate, and positive and negative biotic interactions produce variation in plant distribution, abundance, and diversity. Examines the role of plant diversity in the stability, productivity, succession, and flow of nutrients through ecosystems. Examines evidence for past and current population, community, and ecosystem responses to climate change. Evaluates primary scientific literature on the origin and maintenance of plant diversity in ecological systems.

Prerequisite: BOT 341 with C- or better or BI 370 with C- or better or BI 370H with C- or better or FES 341 with C- or better

BOT 451, PLANT PATHOLOGY, 4 Credits

Examines the causal agents, nature, and dynamics of plant disease. Examines the role of major diseases of economically important plants. Examines the biology of pathogens and the factors influencing disease development. Evaluates methods of disease diagnosis and principles of disease management.

Prerequisite: ((BI 211 with C- or better or BI 211H with C- or better) and (BI 212 [C-] or BI 212H [C-]) and (BI 213 [C-] or BI 213H [C-])) or ((BI 221 [C-] or BI 221H [C-]) and (BI 222 [C-] or BI 222H [C-]) and (BI 223 [C-] or BI 223H [C-])) or (BI 204 [C-] and BI 205 [C-] and BI 206 [C-])

Equivalent to: BOT 350

Available via Ecampus

BOT 461, MYCOLOGY, 4 Credits

Broad taxonomic survey of the fungi and their biology. Examines fungal life histories, systematics, ecology, and genetics, as well as ethnomycology. Introduces approaches to mycology in the field, including collection and preparation of specimens.

Prerequisite: ((BI 211 with C- or better or BI 211H with C- or better) and (BI 212 [C-] or BI 212H [C-]) and (BI 213 [C-] or BI 213H [C-])) or (BI 204 [C-] and BI 205 [C-] and BI 206 [C-]) or ((BI 221 [C-] or BI 221H [C-]) and (BI 222 [C-] or BI 222H [C-]) and (BI 223 [C-] or BI 223H [C-]))

Available via Ecampus

BOT 462, FUNGAL ECOLOGY, 3 Credits

Examines how fungi interact with other organisms and their environment. Course topics include but are not limited to: fungal diversity and distribution; fungal community ecology; fungal interactions with plants, insects, and bacteria; decomposition and nutrient cycling.

Prerequisite: BOT 461 with C- or better or BOT 341 with C- or better or BI 370 with C- or better or BI 370H with C- or better or FES 341 with C- or better or HORT 318 with C- or better

Available via Ecampus

BOT 465, LICHENOLOGY, 4 Credits

Biology of lichens; includes structure, life histories, classification, and ecology.

Recommended: (BI 213 or BI 223) and two botany courses

Available via Ecampus

BOT 466, BRYOLOGY, 4 Credits

Biology of bryophytes; includes structure, life histories, classification, and ecology.

Recommended: (BI 213 or BI 223) and two botany courses

BOT 480, PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND PHOTOBIOLOGY, 3 Credits

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.

Recommended: One course in plant physiology or ecology

BOT 483X, PRIMARY PRODUCTION IN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS, 3 Credits

Covers major primary producers in aquatic ecosystems. Explores both the bottom-up (light and nutrients) and top-down (grazing and mortality) controls on primary production. Addresses the ecosystem services provided by aquatic primary producers in supporting food webs and fisheries.

Prerequisite: (BI 211 with C- or better and BI 212 [C-]) or (BI 211H [C-] and BI 212H [C-]) or (BI 211 [C-] and BI 213 [C-]) or (BI 211H [C-] and BI 213H [C-]) or (BI 212 [C-] and BI 213 [C-]) or (BI 212H [C-] and BI 213H [C-]) or (BI 204 [C-] and BI 205 [C-]) or (BI 204 [C-] and BI 206 [C-]) or (BI 205 [C-] and BI 206 [C-]) or (BI 221 [C-] and BI 222 [C-]) or (BI 221H [C-] and BI 222H [C-]) or (BI 221 [C-] and BI 223 [C-]) or (BI 221H [C-] and BI 223H [C-]) or (BI 222 [C-] and BI 223 [C-]) or (BI 222H [C-] and BI 223H [C-])

Recommended: BI 370 or BOT 341 or BI 450

BOT 488, ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY OF PLANTS, 3 Credits

Introduces the 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.

Recommended: One course in plant physiology or ecology

BOT 499, SPECIAL TOPICS, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: BOT 499H

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 499H, SPECIAL TOPICS, 1-16 Credits

Attributes: HNRS – Honors Course Designator

Equivalent to: BOT 499

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 501, RESEARCH, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 503, THESIS, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 999 credits.

BOT 505, READING AND CONFERENCE, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 507, SEMINAR, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 508, WORKSHOP, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 510, INTERNSHIP, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 513, FOREST PATHOLOGY, 3 Credits

Analyzes effects of diseases on forest ecosystems. Focuses on recognition of important groups, prediction of pathogen responses to environmental changes, and management strategies for protection of forest resources. CROSSLISTED as BOT 513/FOR 513.

Equivalent to: FOR 513

Recommended: BI 204 or BI 221 or FES 240

BOT 516, AQUATIC BOTANY, 4 Credits

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.

Recommended: BI 213 or BI 223

BOT 517, PHYCOLOGY, 4 Credits

Introduces micro- and macro-algal biology, reproduction and evolution. Emphasizes how the endosymbiosis theory ties algae together as a functional group. Explores algal diversity through lectures and experiential learning activities (e.g., laboratory, field trips). Develops skills in laboratory methods for isolation, culturing and maintenance of algae for aquaculture and research.

Equivalent to: BOT 517X

Recommended: One year of college-level biology

BOT 525, FLORA OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, 3 Credits

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.

Recommended: BOT 321

BOT 540, FIELD METHODS IN PLANT ECOLOGY, 4 Credits

Concepts and tools for describing, monitoring, and experimenting on vegetation. Combines Web-based material, field experience at the student's location, and student projects.

Recommended: Course in ecology and a course in statistics.

Available via Ecampus

BOT 545, ADVANCED PLANT ECOLOGY, 3 Credits

Examines how the abiotic environment, climate, and positive and negative biotic interactions produce variation in plant distribution, abundance, and diversity. Examines the role of plant diversity in the stability, productivity, succession, and flow of nutrients through ecosystems. Examines evidence for past and current population, community, and ecosystem responses to climate change. Evaluates primary scientific literature on the origin and maintenance of plant diversity in ecological systems.

Recommended: One undergraduate plant ecology course

BOT 551, PLANT PATHOLOGY, 4 Credits

Examines the causal agents, nature, and dynamics of plant disease. Examines the role of major diseases of economically important plants. Examines the biology of pathogens and the factors influencing disease development. Evaluates methods of disease diagnosis and principles of disease management.

Equivalent to: BOT 550

BOT 552, PLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT, 4 Credits

Analysis of host, pathogen, and environmental factors influencing the increase and spread of plant disease. Epidemiological theory will be used as a basis for developing and evaluating principles and concepts of plant disease management.

Recommended: BOT 451 or BOT 551

BOT 553, PLANT DISEASE DIAGNOSIS, 3 Credits

Diagnosis of plant diseases and identification of causal agents. Laboratory practice in identification techniques. Observation of symptoms exhibited by diseased plants in greenhouse and field locations. Field trips.

Recommended: BOT 451 or BOT 551

BOT 554, MOLECULAR BASIS OF PLANT-PATHOGEN INTERACTIONS, 3 Credits

Explores the molecular, biochemical, and cellular level processes that mediate interactions between plants and pathogens, with an emphasis on the plant host responses to pathogens. Course topics include but are not limited to: recognition and signaling, gene expression and metabolic changes during interactions, resistance mechanisms (host and non-host), pathogen effectors, influence of abiotic stress on plant-pathogen interactions.

Recommended: (BOT 451 or BOT 551) and (BB 314 or BB 331 or BB 350)

BOT 555, EVOLUTIONARY DYNAMICS OF PLANT PATHOGENS, 3 Credits

Examines how plant pathogens evolve and spread, and how their interactions with plants shape their evolution. Course topics include but are not limited to: spatial and temporal dynamics of plant pathogens, microbial genome evolution, comparative and population genomics, phylogenetics, horizontal gene transfer, genomic epidemiology.

Recommended: BOT 451 or BOT 551

BOT 561, MYCOLOGY, 4 Credits

Broad taxonomic survey of the fungi and their biology. Examines fungal life histories, systematics, ecology, and genetics, as well as ethnomycology. Introduces approaches to mycology in the field, including collection and preparation of specimens.

BOT 562, FUNGAL ECOLOGY, 3 Credits

Examines how fungi interact with other organisms and their environment. Course topics include but are not limited to: fungal diversity and distribution; fungal community ecology; fungal interactions with plants, insects, and bacteria; decomposition and nutrient cycling.

BOT 565, LICHENOLOGY, 4 Credits

Biology of lichens; includes structure, life histories, classification, and ecology.

Recommended: (BI 213 or BI 223) and two botany courses

BOT 566, BRYOLOGY, 4 Credits

Biology of bryophytes; includes structure, life histories, classification, and ecology.

Recommended: (BI 213 or BI 223) and two botany courses

BOT 570, COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AND ANALYSIS, 4 Credits

Quantitative methods for the analysis of biotic communities, including community concepts, estimation of community composition parameters, theoretical aspects of multivariate methods of analyzing species-importance data, and overview of multivariate tools; hands-on computer analysis of data sets.

Recommended: BI 370 and (ST 412 or ST 512) and calculus

BOT 580, PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND PHOTOBIOLOGY, 3 Credits

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.

Recommended: One course in plant physiology or ecology

BOT 583X, PRIMARY PRODUCTION IN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS, 3 Credits

Covers major primary producers in aquatic ecosystems. Explores both the bottom-up (light and nutrients) and top-down (grazing and mortality) controls on primary production. Addresses the ecosystem services provided by aquatic primary producers in supporting food webs and fisheries.

BOT 588, ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY OF PLANTS, 3 Credits

Introduces the 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.

Recommended: One course in plant physiology or ecology

BOT 599, SPECIAL TOPICS, 0-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 601, RESEARCH, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 603, THESIS, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 999 credits.

BOT 605, READING AND CONFERENCE, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 607, SEMINAR, 1 Credit

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 608, WORKSHOP, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

BOT 692, SELECTED TOPICS: PLANT PATHOLOGY, 1-3 Credits

Selected topics concerning plant pathogens and plant disease processes, emphasizing current literature and theory. Topics vary from year to year.

Equivalent to: MCB 692

This course is repeatable for 99 credits.

Recommended: BOT 550

BOT 699, SPECIAL TOPICS, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.