PLANT SCIENCE

BIO1PS

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

'Plant Science' outlines the origins of modern plants, how they work, and how they have been modified by human interactions. Topics covered include: plant evolution from single-celled ancestors to modern land plants; plant symbioses with animals and microbes; structure and function of flowering plants; agricultural applications in the past and future, including modern plant biotechnology; and the origin and current role of plants in the Australian landscape (with emphasis on vegetation distribution and adaptation, e.g. in deserts, grasslands and tropical rainforests). Practical demonstrations and investigations in the laboratory and the field complement the lectures.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Emmerling

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students from other faculties require approval by a Subject Coordinator except students enrolled in LWLSC and LWLSCB.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students should obtain from the University bookshop the BIO1PS laboratory manual. A dissecting kit and laboratory coat are also required for laboratory classes.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBiology: an Australian focusPrescribedLadiges, P, Evans, B, Saint, R and Knox, RB 20104TH ED, MC GRAW-HILL, AUSTRALIA
ReadingsFSTE First Year Survival Guide (latest edition)PrescribedFaculty of Science, Technology and EngineeringLA TROBE UNIVERSITY
ReadingsTrees of Victoria and adjoining areasPrescribedCostermans, L F 20056TH ED, COSTERMANS PUBLISHING

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Lawler

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Group learning exercise10
Laboratory component A(pre-prac tests, summaries, oral presentation)18
Laboratory component B(accuracy of recording and presenting drawings and/or annotation of photographs, tables or graphs). Hurdle requirement: 75% attendance at laboratory classes.12
one 2-hour final examination40
one 45-min mid-semester examination20

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Emmerling

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Group learning exercise10
Laboratory component A(pre-prac tests, summaries, oral presentation)18
Laboratory component B(accuracy of recording and presenting drawings and/or annotation of photographs, tables or graphs). Hurdle requirement: 75% attendance at laboratory classes.12
one 2-hour final examination40
one 45-min mid-semester examination20