Botany & Plant Identification - BOT 301

Botany & Plant Identification
General Education
Course Number
BOT 301


This course is designed to help the student understand the identification of plants based on their scientific classification.  Key plant families are studied in depth to provide a basis for identification of plants in the filed.  The course also covers the extensive vocabulary of botany and plant identification, as they relate to roots, stems, leaves, surfaces, inflorescences, flowers and fruits. 

Learning Outcomes

Explain plant names and classification and the evolution of plants
Demonstrate learning the plants by families
Be able to profile a flower
List and define, compare and contrast the characteristics of the following plant divisions: Club moss, horsetail, fern conifer and Gnetum divisions
Compare and contrast the 42 Orders of the Dicotyledon class of flowering plants
Compare and contrast the 9 orders of the Monocotyledon class of flowering plants
Identify and discuss medicinal, edible and poisonous plants
Identify and discuss the major kinds of constituents in plants
Identify and define plant terminology by the following categories: roots, stems, surfaces, leaves, flowers and fruits.
Identify and define all the different parts, arrangements and characteristics of flowers

Required Materials & Textbooks:

The Required Materials cost (Course Pack) —including standard shipping within the United States— is $133. This includes:

•    Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115
•    Additional practical lab materials may be required when the course is offered.

Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page

Total Course Price: $975 (3 credits X $325 per credit) + $133 Required Materials + $262 Textbooks & Media = $1370.00

* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students


Last updated 10/25/18


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