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BI 205 - Plant Taxonomy at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 4
Prerequisites: BI 151   or BI 152  or BI 153  orBI 154  or Instructor Consent or Department Consent

Corequisites: None

College Level Prerequisites: None
Description: This field course introduces students to the taxonomy and ecology of the flora of West Michigan. The flora will be studied through integrated lecture and field-based activities. Students will learn to use a dichotomous key, the characteristics of major plant families, and life history traits of specific members of the flora. Participation in 4 hours of on-campus lecture prior to the off-campus experience at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, a synoptic collection, keying quizzes, and a practical exam will be required of students. Room and meals are included in the total cost of this course. Recommended Skills: Physical ability to participate in hiking and strenuous outdoor activity for several hours per day. Ability to work collaboratively. College level proficiency in reading, reading comprehension, and writing.

Department Consent: Department Consent
General Education Distribution Category Met: None



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