SRJC Course Outlines

4/16/2024 4:21:44 PMBOTANY 60 Course Outline as of Spring 2000

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BOTANY 60Title:  FIELD BOTANY  
Full Title:  Field Botany
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.0017 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BOTANY 30A

Catalog Description:
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Survey of the vegetation and flora of Northern California. Includes the identification and ecology of component species and methods of vegetation and floristic study. Field trips required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Survey of the vegetation and flora of Northern California. Includes the identification and ecology of component species and methods of vegetation and floristic study. Field trips required.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B2Life ScienceFall 1981
 B3Laboratory Activity  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students completing Botany 60 will:
1.  Define the nature of scientific inquiry.
2.  Describe principles of plant classification.
3.  Describe basic vegetative and reproductive morphology of seed plants,
   including associated vocabulary.
4.  Define the environmental factors influencing plant distribution.
5.  Describe the physiography and climate of California.
6.  Describe the geological history of the California flora and
   vegetation.
7.  Describe the evolution and adaptation of the California flora.
8.  Define the principles of ecological succession.
9.  Demonstrate methods of vegetation classification with specific
   reference to California.
10. Describe the major vegetation types (communities) of California,
   including the ecology and taxonomy of the dominant component species.
11. Describe the methods of plant taxonomy.
12. Define the major plant families represented in the California flora.
13. Demonstrate methods of plant identification, including use of herbaria
   and dichotomous keys.
14. Demonstrate basic methods of vegetative and floral survey and
   assessment.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Plant diversity and classification.
2.  Reproductive biology and adaptations of seed plants.
3.  California environment: physiography, climate, geology.
4.  Plant ecology: distribution and evolution.
5.  Factors influencing plant distribution in California: environmental
   tolerances and evolutionary history.
6.  Major evolutionary trends in California flora and vegetation.
7.  Development of current vegetation patterns: role of ecological
   succession.
8.  Major Northern California vegetation types:
   a. Coastal grasslands and scrublands
   b. Coastal forests
   c. Woodlands
   d. Chaparral
   e. Riparian and wetland types
   f. Montane types
9.  Major methods of floristic study.
10. Principle families of the California flora
11. Identification of dominant species of perennials and wildflowers in
   Sonoma County and the North Bay.
12. Methods of floristic and vegetational analysis.

Assignments:
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1. Read text and other assigned reading.
2. Response papers.
3. Plant collections.
4. Field surveys and analysis.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Lab reports, Essay exams, Response papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 35%
Field work, Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 30%
Field work, Plant collection
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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CALIFORNIAS CHANGING LANDSCAPES: Barbour, M. et al., 1993, CNPS
PLANTS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY REGION: Kozloff, E. and Beidleman, L.,
1994, Sagen Press

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