Course description

This course is an overview of basic plant structure and function. We will survey the basic cell types, tissues and organs that make up the plant body as related to the physiology (functions) of a plant. The goal is to provide a sound foundation in basic plant biology and preparation for higher-level coursework. The laboratory portion of this course is designed to review the material covered in lecture, as well as introduce students to the investigative nature of scientific research. Students will get experience in experimental design, scientific method, and analysis of data collected through experimentation.

Outcome 1: Describe the structure of a typical plant, from the cellular to organ level.

Outcome 2: Relate the structure of tissues and organs to the major life processes occurring in a plant: transport, photosynthesis, and development.

Outcome 3: Effectively design an experiment to test a valid hypothesis.

Outcome 4: Evaluate and assess information for factual validity.

Outcome 5: Evaluate basic information and incorporate it to solve problems and explain more complex concepts.

Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both BIOG 1500 and PLSCI 1420.

Open to high school syudents

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Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Thomas Silva
Thomas Silva
Senior Lecturer, School of Integrative Plant Science Plant Biology
Section ID:PLSCI 1420 001-LEC
Number:1398
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
 

Residential program dates: The dates listed here are for class times only. If you’re attending the Summer Residential Program, your dates will include move-in and move-out days. See Summer Residential Program dates.

Precollege Studies may offer additional events, such as workshops and college fairs, during your session. See activities.

Final exam/project due:Friday July 29, 1 PM - 2:15 PM / Plant Science Building G37 (see Final exams)
Time / room:MTWF 1 PM - 2:15 PM / Plant Science Building 102
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Silva, T. (ts21)
Max. enroll:25
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in PLSCI 1420 401-LAB
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

New York State students: Learn how to make arrangements to take your Regents Exams at Cornell if necessary.

See Dates & Deadlines.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Section ID:PLSCI 1420 401-LAB
Number:1399
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
 

Residential program dates: The dates listed here are for class times only. If you’re attending the Summer Residential Program, your dates will include move-in and move-out days. See Summer Residential Program dates.

Precollege Studies may offer additional events, such as workshops and college fairs, during your session. See activities.

Time / room:R 1 PM - 3:30 PM / Plant Science Building G37
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:0
Related:PLSCI 1420 001-LEC
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

New York State students: Learn how to make arrangements to take your Regents Exams at Cornell if necessary.

See Dates & Deadlines.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.