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BIOL 420. Plant Taxonomy

Credits: 4
Department: Biology
Description: Principles and practice of plant taxonomy including modern technological approaches.
Prerequisites: BIOL 306
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab
Additional Information: Prereq.: 306.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the principles of plant taxonomy, including evolutionary trends, patterns of speciation, biogeography, and floral biology.
2. Employ vegetative and reproductive features and terminology useful in the identification and classification of flowering plants.
3. Examine the extent to which a classification system reflects relationships among plants.
4. Analyze relationships between evolutionary mechanisms, evolutionary history, and classification flowering plants.
5. Practice modern technological approaches for establishing evolutionary relationship among taxa.
6. Associate the importance of Systematics to other areas of biology.

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