May 19, 2022  
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BI 205 - Plant Taxonomy at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

(3/4)
Prerequisites: BI 151  or BI 152   or BI 153  or BI 154  or an equivalent course as approved by the Instructor or Department Head. 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. 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.



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