BIO 124/PLANTS & SOCIETY
SYLLABUS AVAILABLE UNDER BIO 124/PLANTS & SOCIETY
BOTANY CLASS AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NO PREREQUISITE, 4-CREDIT LAB SCIENCE, TRANSFERABLE
A BOTANY COURSE TO HELP STUDENTS RECOGNIZE FORM, FUNCTION, AND USES OF EDIBLE PLANT PARTS. THIS COURSE WILL INCLUDE EXPLORATION INTO NUTRITIONAL & MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF FRUITS & VEGETABLES. IN ADDITION, STUDENTS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT LOCAL BOTANICAL GARDENS TO VISUALIZE UNIQUE PLANTS FROM VARIOUS ECOSYSTEMS.
WHETHER SCIENCE MAJOR SEEKING EXTRA LAB SCIENCE CREDITS OR NON-MAJOR EXPLORING MEANINGFUL LAB SCIENCE OPTIONS, SIGN UP THROUGH SUMMER COURSES LINK AT THE NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOMEPAGE/MYNCC PORTAL.
This course surveys the various groups of plants, their structures and functions, their ecology and economic importance. Students will apply botanical concepts to understand the greenhouse effect, organic gardening, transgenic plants, medicinal uses of plants, and conservation of natural resources. The Laboratory component requires students to perform research and participate in on-going investigative projects by using the scientific processes to construct hypotheses, design experiments, evaluate data, and draw conclusions. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours - including field trips) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI
Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes:
Learning Goal 1. To promote critical thinking skills by employing the scientific method
Outcome 1.1 Students will be able to analyze and evaluate data in order to draw conclusions.
Outcome 1.2 Students will relate conclusions to key botanical concepts.
Learning Goal 2. To develop written communication skills
Outcome 2.1 Students will be able to demonstrate communication skills by submitting written assignments, including lab reports.
Learning Goal 3. To develop quantitative literacy skills
Outcome 3.1 Students will be able to use the metric system to measure length, mass, and volume.
Outcome 3.2 Students will be ale to create and/or interpret a graph.
Learning Goal 4. To develop information literacy and management skills.
Outcome 4.1 Students will be able to evaluate sources of information as to their credibility.