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BIOL 131 Plants Power and People (CORE—Scientific Thought/Non-Laboratory Course)

(3 credits/3 class hours) 

In this course we will study the important roles that plants play in the natural world and in society. Students will be introduced to plant structure, function and diversity while studying some major societal concerns such as rainforest loss, maintenance of biodiversity, development of new medicines derived from plants and feeding the growing world population.