Viewing: PB 495 : Special Topics in Botany

Last approved: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:04:05 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:04:05 GMT

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Catalog Pages referencing this course
Change Type
Major
PB (Plant Biology)
495
002062
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Special Topics in Botany
Special Topics in Botany
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Plant Biology (11PB)
26.0301
Botany/Plant Biology.
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Fall 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)
Online (Internet)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1-6
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
3
 
 
9
Chad Jordan
Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture4020YesEnrollment will vary depending on the specific topic being offered. The department anticipates offering up to two sections on two different topics in any given semester.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC4020YesEnrollment will vary depending on the specific topic being offered. The department anticipates offering up to two sections on two different topics in any given semester.
None.
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11PBBSPlant BiologyElective
Offered as needed to present material not normally available in regular course offerings or for offering of new courses on a trial basis.

The course grading method is being changed from Credit Only (S/U) to Graded with S/U option. At present, students who enroll in PB 495 can only apply credit earned in those courses toward free electives. Having these courses offered for a letter grade will enable students to use these courses to meet other requirements that require letter grades. Instructors also use assessment methods in these courses (exams, quizzes, reports, and other assignments) that can be used to calculate letter grades. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
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Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

Additional resources are not needed. Special Topics in Botany sections are taught as part of faculty members' regular teaching responsibilities.

To be determined for each offering.


Student Learning Outcomes

To be determined for each offering.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Other100%Evaluation methods will be determined for each special topics course offering.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See attached sample.

aeherget (Fri, 27 Oct 2017 19:22:46 GMT): AECHH: Uploaded syllabus at request of liaison provided via email 10/27/2017.
lamarcus (Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:39:28 GMT): Adjusted course contact hours to reflect credit hours listed.
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