Plant Biology

Summer 2017 quarter (First Session)

Taught by

Lalita Calabria
botany, phytochemistry, systematics
  • UG

This lab and field-based botany course is designed as an introduction to the evolution and diversity of land plants. In lectures, we will survey the major groups of the Plant Kingdom including bryophytes, seedless vascular plants, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. We will also draw on contemporary scientific journals articles to enrich our understanding of important biological concepts and to apply this understanding to current events. In labs, students will gain hands-on experience studying plants with microscopes as we examine the form and function of plant organs, cells, and tissues. On campus plant walks and field trips students will learn to recognize and identify some of the common native plants of the Pacific Northwest.

Program Details

Fields of Study

biology botany ecology environmental studies field studies natural history

Preparatory For

botany, ecology, natural resources, conservation, restoration ecology


Summer Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Tu/Th 1p-5p, plus we will meet 3 of the 5 weeks on Saturday for field trips to Mima Prairie and Evergreen Beach Trail 9-3pm and one study session during week 4 Sat from 9-12.

Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online


$20 fee for needed supplies