BIO 647 Exp Morphogenesis Vascular Plants (Graduate)
A discussion-laboratory course with an emphasis on modern experimental approaches to the study of reproductive processes and mechanisms, organization, floral morphology, embryology, and formation of fruits and seeds. This course is intended to develop your ability to use critical thinking and logical analysis to evaluate scientific hypotheses based on observed facts and to distinguish true science from pseudo-science.
It is also intended to help participants develop the skills needed to understand new scientific information, apply it to their life in a rapidly changing world, and participate as an informed citizen in societal decisions related to science. Students will receive up-to-date information covering a wide variety of topics in biology, which may be used to generate hypotheses and formulate testable predictions. Most importantly, students will consider the relevance of the information to individuals and society, and discuss controversies surrounding the information.
Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites for this course. This course is an upper level elective for biology majors. Successful completion of BIO102 is highly recommended for success.