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Course Description

This course covers the basic structure and function of plants and the major functions involved in growth and reproduction as they relate to the production of plants. Topics to be discussed will include: plant processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration, nutrient uptake and reproduction, basic genetic principles, basic chemistry and the relationship and importance of plant science to the agricultural, horticultural and turfgrass industries.

Credit towards an Associate Diploma at the University of Guelph.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of plant anatomy and physiology concepts
  • Appreciate the diversity of plant morphology by engaging in hands-on activities
  • Describe how plants undergo photosynthesis, respiration, reproduction and acquire and use water

Course Topics

  • Plant cells and tissues
  • Leaves and roots
  • Stems and flowers
  • Absorption, conduction and transpiration
  • Physiology: photosynthesis and respiration
  • Growth and development

Additional Requirements

Equate(s): DAGR*1200

Assessment

Assignment

Weight %

Quizzes (Units 2-7)

30

Assignments (Units 4-7)

40

Major Report

30

*Course details are subject to change.

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