SRJC Course Outlines

8/19/2022 10:07:28 AMBOTANY 65 Course Outline as of Summer 2011

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BOTANY 65Title:  SON CTY SPRING FLOWERS  
Full Title:  Sonoma County Spring Flowers
Last Reviewed:5/14/2007

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.006 max.Lecture Scheduled18.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR4.00 Contact DHR24.00
 Contact Total7.00 Contact Total42.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  36.00Total Student Learning Hours: 78.00 

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:  BIO 81.3

Catalog Description:
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Survey of the common wildflowers of Sonoma County. Emphasis on plant family recognition and species identification using dichotomous keys. Field trips required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Survey of the common wildflowers of Sonoma County. Emphasis on plant family recognition and species identification using dichotomous keys. Field trips required.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Explain the basic objectives and principles of plant
taxonomy.
2. Describe the reproductive structures and processes in
flowering plants.
3. Apply the methods of plant identification, including the
use of dichotomous keys.
4. Define and describe ten major flowering plant families
common to Sonoma County.
5. Describe the major adaptive responses in species of the
local flora.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Plant diversity and taxonomy
       A. Overview of plant kingdom
       B. Flowering plants
       C. Basic principles of nomenclature and classification
II.   Reproductive biology of flowering plants
       A. Flower structure and modifications
       B. Pollination syndromes
       C. Fruits and seeds
III.  Basic methods of floristics
       A. Floras and dichotomous keys
       B. Herbaria and online sources
       C. Collecting, pressing, and preserving plant specimens
IV.   Flowering plant families of local importance
       A. Dicot families
       B. Monocot families
V.    Identification of common wildflowers
       A. Use of dichotomous keys
       B. Use of other resources
VI.   Flowering plant evolution and adaptation
       A. Xeric adaptations- e.g. chaparral
       B. Mesic adaptations- e.g. forests
       C. Hydric adaptations- e.g. vernal pools

Assignments:
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1. Reading of handouts provided by instructor (10 pages per week)
2. Field trip reports, including species list
3. Quizzes
4. Identification of flowers

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
20 - 40%
Field trip reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Field work, Identification of flowers using dichotomous keys
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Plant identification quizzes (4)
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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Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region, revised edition,
Beidleman, L. and Kozloff, E., 2003, UC Press
Pacific States Wildflowers, T.F. Nichaus, 1976, Houghton
Mifflin
Instructor prepared materials

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