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|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,141.35|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- BIOL 113
- Schedule C
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- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Tina Summerfield
Lecturers: Associate Professor David Orlovich
Associate Professor Janice Lord
Associate Professor David Burritt
Dr Matt Larcombe
And guest lecturers.
- Paper Structure
This paper covers:
- Evolution of plant diversity
- Energy metabolism
- Plant growth and development
- Marine flora: evolution and function
- Plant life on land
- Flowering plants
- Plants and the changing environment
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught via lectures, laboratories and project.
- 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.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will demonstrate in-depth understanding of the central concepts, theories, and current areas of research.