Description: Plants form the foundation of terrestrial life, are critical for human civilization, and exhibit an extraordinary variety of “behaviours”, forms, and functions. This courses introduces the global diversity of land plants and their evolution. There are far too many plants to cover in a single course so our goals, instead, are to become familiar with the major groups, to understand their evolution and their importance to human society, and to be familiar with the tools used to study their relationships and classification (systematics).
Prerequisites: Biology 1A-1B.
Credit Restriction: Students will receive partial credit for 168L after taking 168.
Restricted To: Majority of seats are reserved for IB majors during Phase I; 3+ Terms in Attendance during Phase II.
Expected Enrollment: 20