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BIOL123 Plants: How They Shape the World

An introduction to botany, how the study of plants aids our understanding of Earth’s history and human society, and how plants will respond to future environmental change.

Students who learn successfully in this paper will: understand the past, present and future role of plants for planet Earth and human welfare; be familiar with major plant groups; gain an overview of plant form and function; be able to apply skills in observation, interpretation and communication; and appreciate the excitement and potential for cutting-edge research in Plant Sciences.

Paper title Plants: How They Shape the World
Paper code BIOL123
Subject Biology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Restriction
BIOL 113
Schedule C
Science
Contact
botany@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr David Orlovich
Lecturers: Tina Summerfield, Janice Lord, David Burritt, Linn Hoffmann and guest lecturers
Paper Structure
This paper covers:
  • Evolution of plant diversity
  • Energy metabolism and nutrition
  • Plant growth and development
  • Marine flora: evolution and function
  • Plant life on land
  • Flowering plants
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures, laboratories and mini projects.
Textbooks
Evert RF, Eichhorn AE 2013. Raven Biology of Plants, 8th edition. New York: WH Freeman and Company Publishers.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the central concepts, theories, and current areas of research.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
P2 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
P3 Thursday 14:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

An introduction to botany, how the study of plants aids our understanding of Earth’s history and human society, and how plants will respond to future environmental change.

Students who learn successfully in this paper will: understand the past, present and future role of plants for planet Earth and human welfare; be familiar with major plant groups; gain an overview of plant form and function; be able to apply skills in observation, interpretation and communication; and appreciate the excitement and potential for cutting-edge research in Plant Sciences.

Paper title Plants: How They Shape the World
Paper code BIOL123
Subject Biology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,038.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,492.80

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Restriction
BIOL 113
Schedule C
Science
Contact
botany@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator:Tina Summerfield
Lecturers: Dr David Orlovich, Janice Lord, David Burritt, Linn Hoffmann and guest lecturers.
Paper Structure
This paper covers:
  • Evolution of plant diversity
  • Energy metabolism and nutrition
  • Plant growth and development
  • Marine flora: evolution and function
  • Plant life on land
  • Flowering plants
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures, laboratories and project.
Textbooks
Evert RF, Eichhorn AE 2013. Raven Biology of Plants, 8th edition. New York: WH Freeman and Company Publishers.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the central concepts, theories, and current areas of research.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
P2 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
P3 Thursday 14:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41