May 23, 2024  
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

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BIOL 312 - Plant-Animal Interactions


4 Credit(s)

This course examines the diverse array of interactions between plants and animals. Specifically, the course focuses on interactions between land plants (primarily angiosperms) and animals (primarily insects). Course topics are broadly divided into two areas: (1) interactions between plants and the animals that facilitate the plants’ reproduction through pollination and seed dispersal, and (2) interactions between plants and the animals that eat them (herbivores). Lecture discussion topics are drawn from textbook material and critical reading of current scientific literature. The laboratory portion of the course involves student-designed field-based research projects and writing/in-class presentation of a formal research proposal. Fulfills one interorganismal biology elective.
3 hours laboratory. 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 162  and CHEM 255  or CHEM 102 ;or permission of the instructor.



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