Biology 212 Course Outcomes

Biology 212 - Biology of Plants II

Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to be able to:

  • Describe how radiant (solar) energy is converted into chemical energy via cell structure and biochemical process of photosynthesis, the relationship to cell respiration, and the importance of these processes to the biosphere.
  • Analyze morphological and physiological evidence supporting the phylogeny of the plant kingdom from cyanobacteria through angiosperms.
  • Contrast basic characteristics of familiar life forms to those of typcial viruses and viral "life" cycles.
  • Describe the characteristics of representatives of bacteria, fungi and protists and their roles in ecosystems.
  • Compare and contrast plant gorwth, development, and reproduction characterized by alternation of generations.
  • Interpret how plant anatomical and physiological adaptations are relevant to ecological conditions and the impact of changes to biogeochemical cycles.
  • Describe interspecifric relationships such as coevolution between plants and animals and their physical environment.