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AGS 101 World of Plants
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: Physical and Biological Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: The structure, function and use of plants in the living world and scientific experiences relating to the plant kingdom and the plant environment. Prerequisite or corequisite: RDG100.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: RDG100

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Recall and describe the various taxonomic systems for plants.
2. (Comprehension Level) Explain the internal and external factors controlling plant growth and development.
3. (Comprehension Level) Describe the anatomy and tissues of the root and their role in plant nutrition.
4. (Analysis Level) Recognize the importance of photosynthesis and carbohydrate production to the environment and plant production.
5. (Application Level) Sketch the anatomy and tissues of the leaf and their role in plant transpiration.
6. (Analysis Level) Diagram the anatomy and tissues of the stem and their role in secondary growth.
7. (Synthesis Level) Categorize characteristics of gymnosperms and angiosperms.
8. (Synthesis Level) Design the highly structured organelles that have evolved inside plant cells.
9. (Evaluation Level) Appraise the anatomy of the flower and fruit and their role in plant reproduction.
10. (Evaluation Level) Argue the impacts of biotechnology on agriculture.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Discuss the importance of taxonomic systems. Outcome #1
2. List the differences between monocots and dicots and give examples of each. Outcome #1
3. Build 3D model of a cell and label all the parts of a plant cell. Outcome #8
4. List the two generalized tissues in plants. Outcome #6
5. Explain the factors affecting plant growth. Outcome #2
6. Discuss how genes and the environment influence flowering. Outcomes #2 and 9
7. Compare fibrous and tap root systems. Outcome #3
8. Describe the relationship between soil and plant growth. Outcome #2
9. Identify the various characteristics of cut wood. Outcome #6
10. Draw various leaf forms and explain their functions. Outcomes #5
11. Discuss various environmental factors that affect photosynthesis. Outcome #4
12. Define biotechnology, genetic engineering, and related terms. Outcome #10
13. Discuss the ethics of in genetic engineering. Outcome #10
14. Compare and contrast genetic engineering with traditional selective breeding. Outcome #10
15. Describe the general reactions of photosynthesis. Outcome #4