Botany Courses at EKU

BIO 318 General Botany. (4) I, II. (FORMERLY BIO 131) Prerequisite: BIO 111 or 112,  both courses are recommended. Structure and functions of vascular plants; morphology, classification, life histories, ecology and evolution of autotrophs, plantlike protists, and fungi. Credit will not be awared for both BIO 318 and 131. 3 Lec/3 Lab.

BIO 335 Plant Systematics. (3) II. Prerequisites: BIO 111, 112, and 318. Identification, classification and phylogeny of vascular plants; principles of taxonomy. 1 Lec/4 Lab.

BIO 521 Plant Ecology. (4) A. Prerequisites: BIO 318, and 316, or 335 or departmental approval. Ecological concepts and principles relevant to eastern terrestrial ecosystems. Required weekend field trips and an extended field trip in the region. 2 Lec/4 Lab.

BIO 525 Aquatic and Wetland Plants. (3) A. Prerequisites: BIO 111, 112, and 318. Collection, systematics, distribution, ecology, and reproduction of aquatic and wetland vascular plants. 1 Lec/4 Lab.

BIO 536 Dendrology. (3) I. Prerequisite: BIO 111, 112, and 318 or departmental approval. Woody plant taxonomy with emphasis on field identification of trees and shrubs in summer and winter conditions; habitats and  distributions; economic importance; forest regions of North America. 1 Lec/4 Lab.

BIO 598:  Special Problems (1‑3) I, II. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing; students must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment. Independent research in the biological sciences, under the guidance of a faculty member, which allows students to design a research problem and make experimental observations and conclusions. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

BIO 599 Field Botany (4). Prerequisite: BIO 318 or departmental approval.

 

Graduate Courses in Botany

BIO 721 Plant Ecology. (4) A. Ecological concepts and principles relevant to eastern terrestrial ecosystems. Required weekend field trips and an extended field trip in the region.  2 Lec/4 Lab.

BIO 725 Aquatic and Wetland Plants. (3) A. Collection, systematics, distribution, ecology, and reproduction of aquatic and wetland vascular plants. 1 Lec/4 Lab.

BIO 736 Dendrology. (3) I. Woody plant taxonomy with emphasis on field identification of trees and shrubs in summer and winter conditions; habitats and distributions; economic importance; forest regions of North America. 1 Lec/4 Lab.

BIO 798:  Special Problems (1-3) I, II. Prerequisite: students must have the independent study proposal form approved by the faculty supervisor and department chair prior to  enrollment. Independent research in the biological sciences, under the guidance of a faculty member, which allows students to design a research problem and make experimental observations and conclusions. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

BIO 799 Field Botany (4). Prerequisite: BIO 318 or departmental approval.

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