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BTNY 11000 - Introduction To Plant Science
Credit Hours: 4.00. An introduction to the major groups in the plant kingdom, their origin, classification, and economic importance. The areas of anatomy, morphology, cytology, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and ecology will be explored as they relate to plant sciences and agriculture. Course may also be offered for dual credit with cooperating Indiana high schools upon documented approval by the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Lower Division, GTC-Science, UC-Science

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      Concurrent Credit
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge skills, technology, and professional conduct. 2. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate and test hypotheses, conduct experiments and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 3. Demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems. 4. Demonstrate the ability to write and speak with effectiveness while considering audience and purpose. 5. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as part of a problem-solving team.


BTNY 11100 - Principles Of Plant Biology
Credit Hours: 4.00. This course is an introduction to fundamental biological concepts as they relate to plant biology to better prepare students for more specialized study. Lectures and laboratory exercises will cover mechanisms and processes of plant ecology, physiology and genetics. Our goal is to convey how these levels of organization all contribute to the relative success of plants within and across environments. Throughout the course, an emphasis will be made on the means by which scientific data is collected and interpreted, and key experiments performed in the lab component will be used to illustrate this process. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Learn key plant biology concepts. 2. Understand key plant biology concepts. 3. Analyze data.


BTNY 12000 - Principles Of Plant Biology I
Credit Hours: 4.00. This course is the first of a two-semester series that provides an introduction to fundamental biological concepts as they relate to plant biology to better prepare students for more specialized study. Lectures and laboratory exercises will cover mechanisms and processes of plant diversity, anatomy, morphology, cell biology, growth and development. Our goal is to convey how these levels of organization and processes contribute to the relative success of plants within and across environments. Throughout the course, an emphasis will be placed on how scientific data are collected and interpreted, and key experiments performed in the lab component will be used to illustrate this process. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand basic concepts in plant biology, specifically related to plant diversity, morphology, cell biology, growth and development. 2. Collect, analyze, summarize, and present scientific data. 3. Explain the evolutionary diversity of plants and the principle mechanisms by which plants grow, develop and reproduce.


BTNY 20500 - The Spring Flora Of Indiana
Credit Hours: 2.00. Students will be introduced to the diversity of plants in Indiana. Students will collect plants on field trips and will take them back to the laboratory for identification. Lectures accompanying these laboratories will cover basic plant morphology (necessary for keying out plants) and basic principles of plant evolution and ecology. Several day-long field trips will be made to a number of state parks in Indiana to sample different plant communities (e.g., the dwarf shore flora of Lake Michigan, bogs, prairies, hardwood forests, aquatic habitats, etc.). Typically offered Summer.
0.000 OR 2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: Regional Campus Only

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond


BTNY 20700 - The Microbial World
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course delivers a broad synthesis of microbiology, discussing all taxa of the microbial world. The course also discusses a wide range of subjects related to microbiology, including medical microbiology, but it has a strong emphasis on the botanical and environmental sciences. One particular characteristic that separates it from other microbiology courses is the reduced emphasis upon bacteriology, with discussions of the protists and viruses and, especially of the fungi, occurring in greater detail than the other general microbiology courses available. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge skills, technology, and professional conduct. 2. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate and test hypotheses, conduct experiments and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 3. Demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems. 4. Demonstrate the ability to write and speak with effectiveness while considering audience and purpose. 5. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as part of a problem-solving team.


BTNY 20800 - Introduction To Plant Science Research
Credit Hours: 1.00. The course is designed to expose students to the diversity of Plant Science research at Purdue and help students to get started in research and in the fantastic world of scientific discovery. Students will learn the importance of Plant Science research in society and how to become active participants of Purdue research discoveries. Students will learn about the scientific method and how discoveries are made to find answers to world problems. The students will explore department and campus resources to identify areas of research interest, learn how to search and apply for research/internship opportunities and find faculty that can serve as professional models and mentors. We will provide opportunities for students to interact and network with faculty members, professionals from industry and students involved in diverse research areas. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Recognize the importance of plant science research and its contribution to society. 2. Define "scientific method" and outline the process of scientific discovery. 3. Recognize the value of publishing/communicating scientific knowledge. 4. Critically evaluate claims in both scientific and popular media publications. 5. Identify possible research and internships experiences. 6. Identify necessary skills for specific careers in Plant Sciences.


BTNY 21000 - Introduction To Plant Science
Credit Hours: 4.00. An introduction to the major groups in the plant kingdom, their origin, classification, and economic importance. The areas of anatomy, morphology, cytology, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and ecology will be explored as they relate to plant sciences and agriculture. Course may also be offered for dual credit with cooperating Indiana high schools upon documented approval by the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: Regional Campus Only

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond


BTNY 26200 - Plant Structure And Tissue Biology
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course focuses on fundamental knowledge of the internal structure of plants, including distinct cell types, tissues, tissue systems, and organs that make up a plant. Lectures and laboratories will cover the structural parts that comprise the plant body including three major vegetative organs (roots, stems, and leaves) and a set of reproductive organs (flowers, fruits, and seeds). The goal of this course is to understand the internal organization of plants, to learn multiple lab techniques critical for plant science research, and to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe the internal structure of plants. 2. Perform lab techniques, such as fresh sectioning and microscopy, for plant science research. 3. Critically evaluate plant cell, tissue, and organ structures.


BTNY 27500 - Honors Course - Lower Division
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Utilized to offer a new honors course for a maximum of three years. Variable title, credit and instructional type. Course may be repeated for credit if content and titles are different. Offered primarily to first-and second-year students. Courses offered must be approved by department or program faculty, and College of Agriculture Honors Committee. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall, Spring, Summer.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Honors, Lower Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits

Learning Outcomes: 1. Learning Outcomes will be determined by the instructor to meet a level of academic rigor consistent with the honors level given the specific course content and may also include: Critical Thinking, Communication, Cultural Understanding, Civic Responsibilities, Professional Preparation, Scientific Principles, Social Science Principles, and/or Teamwork.


BTNY 28500 - Plants And Civilization
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course, intended primarily for non-majors, covers the history of agriculture, with focus on the centers of origin of our major food, fiber, and medicinal plants, and their historical, cultural, and economic relevance. The course also surveys the biology of crop plants, with respect to taxonomy, anatomy, cell structure, physiology, development, and genetics. Discussions also center on the roles plant biotechnology may play in sustainable agriculture and in helping to alleviate problems caused by overpopulation and ecological stress. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, Tech & Society

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Professional preparation, scientific principles, critical thinking, cultural understanding, social science principles and lifelong learning.


BTNY 30100 - Introductory Plant Pathology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Basic principles of plant pathology, including etiology, symptomatology, control, and epidemiology of representative diseases of plants. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 30200 - Plant Ecology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Offered in odd-numbered years. This course will provide an introduction to the broad field of plant ecology. Through lectures and lab assignments, students will gain an in-depth understanding of ecological concepts regarding the occurrence and distribution of plant species and populations. Students will also gain insights into the application of these concepts to the conservation and management of plant species and populations. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 30400 - Introductory Weed Science
Credit Hours: 3.00. A survey of the scientific principles underlying weed control practices; emphasis is on the ecology of weeds and control in crop associations. It is recommended that this course be followed by BTNY 50400. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 30500 - Plant Evolution And Taxonomy
Credit Hours: 3.00. The principles of classification of seed plants, with emphasis on methods of identification in laboratory and field. Requires class trips. Students will pay individual lodging or meal expenses when necessary. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 35000 - Biotechnology In Agriculture
Credit Hours: 3.00. (HORT 35000) A study of the methods used to produce genetically modified organisms, primarily using gene transfer technology, and the application of these organisms in agriculture. The uses of microbes, plants, and animals in agricultural biotechnology are examined. Social, economic, and ethical issues related to biotechnology are discussed. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 39000 - Selected Topics In Plant Science
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. This course deals with special topics in botany not covered in regular undergraduate coursework. Credit depends upon work done. May be repeated once for credit. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits


BTNY 40000 - Botany And Plant Pathology Study Abroad
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 8.00. Utilized to record credits earned through participation in Purdue study abroad programs with cooperating foreign universities. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits


BTNY 42000 - Plant Cellular And Developmental Biology
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will focus on the fundamentals of plant cellular and developmental biology. Topics to be covered include: the structure and function of plant organelles and membranes; the cell cycle; DNA, RNA and protein synthesis; the secretory pathway, and the cellular basis of development and whole plant morphogenesis. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 47500 - Honors Course - Upper Division
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Utilized to offer a new honors course for a maximum of three years. Variable title, credit and instructional type. Course may be repeated for credit if content and titles are different. Offered primarily to third-and fourth-year students. Courses offered must be approved by department or program faculty, and College of Agriculture Honors Committee. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall, Spring, Summer.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Honors, Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits

Learning Outcomes: 1. Learning Outcomes will be determined by the instructor to meet a level of academic rigor consistent with the honors level given the specific course content and may also include: Critical Thinking, Communication, Cultural Understanding, Civic Responsibilities, Professional Preparation, Scientific Principles, Social Science Principles, and/or Teamwork.


BTNY 49700 - Undergraduate Seminar
Credit Hours: 1.00. Problem-based seminar drawing on students' experience in undergraduate research. Preparation of seminar and poster presentations based on problem analysis relevant to careers in plant biology, environmental plant science, and crop protection. Instruction on problem analysis, scientific writing, and presentation skills are combined with career development activities, including invited speakers from industry, academia, and government. With prior approval and in consultation with the instructor, a student may substitute a problem based on study abroad, an undergraduate course project, or supervised internship or other supervised work-related experience. Typically offered Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 49800 - Research In Plant Science
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Supervised individual laboratory or field research. A written report of work accomplished will be required. May be repeated once for credit. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits


BTNY 49900 - Thesis Research
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Thesis research. Admission to the honors program. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits


BTNY 50400 - Advanced Weed Science
Credit Hours: 3.00. Emphasizes the mode and mechanism of herbicide action and herbicide interaction with plants, and the biology and ecology of weedy plants. Offered in odd-numbered years. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 50500 - Advanced Biology Of Weeds
Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of weed biology and ecology, with focus on reproduction and ecophysiology, population dynamics, community ecology, and ecosystem level phenomena. Instruction will emphasize the development and refinement of critical thinking skills. Offered in even-numbered years. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 51700 - Diseases Of Agronomic Crops
Credit Hours: 1.00. This five-week miniclass teaches students the disease cycles and principles and practices for identifying and managing diseases of agronomic crops. The course is designed for students in plant protection, agronomy, entomology, and other areas who desire an intensive study of diseases of agronomic crops grown in Indiana. Primary emphasis is given to symptomatology, etiology, and disease management through in-depth study of major diseases affecting corn, soybeans, small grains, and forage crops. Special emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of IPM management systems. Weeks 11-15. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 52500 - Intermediate Plant Pathology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Examines the biological and pathological characteristics of major causal agents; concepts of epidemiology and disease assessment; physiology, genetics, and molecular biology of host-pathogen interactions; disease management practices; and methods of disease diagnosis. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 53500 - Plant Disease Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. An examination of the current principles, strategies, and technologies used in plant disease control. Emphasis is placed on the integration of various technologies and strategies for efficacious, environmentally sound management principles for specific types of plant diseases. Major topics include plant disease management through regulatory procedures, pathogen exclusion, pathogen eradication, environmental modification, host modification, host resistance, cultural practices, host protectants, plant disease forecasting, and the epidemiological basis of disease management strategies. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 55000 - Biology Of Fungi
Credit Hours: 3.00. Lectures cover general features of fungi, unique characteristics of major fungal groups, fungal interactions with other organisms, and principles of fungal genetics. Lab exercises include examination of representative species from major groups of fungi and classical and molecular manipulations of fungi. (Offered in odd-numbered years.). Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 55200 - Molecular Approaches In Plant Biology
Credit Hours: 3.00. This is mainly a laboratory exercise course designed to help students to be more familiar with common molecular techniques used in plant pathology studies. Techniques will include DNA/RNA isolation, hybridization, sequence analyses, various PCR reactions, library construction and screening, protein isolation, and plant transformation. Lectures will cover basic principles and applied aspects of molecular studies in plant pathology, and recent advances in genomics and proteomics techniques. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. To understand the basic principles of common molecular and genomic techniques. 2. To become familiar with the application of common molecular and genomic approaches in the field of plant biology/pathology.3)To obtain laboratory experience of performing common techniques used in molecular biology.


BTNY 55300 - Plant Growth And Development
Credit Hours: 3.00. (HORT 55300) Topics include seed dormancy, cell expansion and plant growth, pattern formation, phase transition, flowering, pollination and fertilization, seed development, fruit development, and senescence. This course is the second in a series of team-taught courses in the core curriculum of the Purdue Plant Biology Program. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 55500 - Aquatic Botany
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course has required class trips. Students will pay individual lodging or meal expenses where necessary. The study of algae and higher plants of the aquatic environment with emphasis on identification, morphology, ecology, role as pollutants, physiology, and control. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identification and characteristics of aquatic plants and algae. 2. Ecological adaptations of aquatic plants and algae. 3. Roles of aquatic plants and algae in the natural environment. 4. Impacts of pollution and other perturbations on aquatic plant and algal communities. 5. Human uses of aquatic plants and algae. 6) Management of aquatic plants and algae.


BTNY 55600 - Aquatic Plant Management
Credit Hours: 1.00. This five-week miniclass is designed to teach students the principles and practices for identifying and managing the algae and aquatic plants that inhabit Midwestern ponds and lakes. The majority of the course involves control practices and includes the option of taking the test to become certified in aquatic pesticide application (category 5). The establishment and maintenance of aquatic plants in constructed wetlands and water gardens are also covered. (Offered in alternate years.) (Course meets during weeks 1-5.). Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BTNY 55800 - Pathogens Of Plants
Credit Hours: 3.00. Plant pathology is the science of plant diseases and of the microorganisms that cause them and of our attempts to manage plant diseases. The ultimate goal of plant pathologists is to reduce the losses caused by diseases, thereby, increasing both the quality and quantity of the world food supply. Plant diseases are caused by the same types of microorganisms that cause disease in animals and humans and, as such, many of the principles that apply to human and animal medicine apply to plant diseases. It is the objective of this course to introduce students to the major types of plant pathogens (plant pathogenic bacteria, viruses, nematodes, and fungi), their basic biology and examples of the types of diseases they cause. It will be expected that students have knowledge in plant pathology. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the students will be able to: Describe the characteristics of plant pathogenic bacteria, fungi, viruses, and nematodes and to distinguish between these pathogens. Describe the methods that each pathogen group utilizes for reproduction, spread, infection of hosts, disease induction in hosts, and long term survival. Classify plant pathogens in current taxonomic schemes. Describe the disease cycles for plant pathogens covered in the course.


BTNY 56100 - Survey Of Mathematical Biology
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is intended to help students understand why having some kind of model is probably essential to the scientific process. The intent is to show students that they probably already have a model in their heads, and they just don't know it! Few biologists realize that when they can draw a picture of their system, or explain important pathways in words, that this is a model. From there, it isn't hard to start some basic math. The course will be a broad overview of different techniques that can be used to model biological systems. Each lecture topic in this course could itself form an entire course, so students will not complete the course as experts in mathematical modeling. Instead, the objectives are to: 1) expose students to a number of tools in mathematical modeling; 2) give students some practical experience with these tools; and; 3) develop a component of their thesis research into a model. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Advance knowledge and scholarship. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving. 3. Exhibit ethical conduct. 4. Communicate effectively. 5. Develop professionalism.


BTNY 56200 - Plant Hormone Biology
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will provide a broad and integrated overview of the current status of plant hormone research. All aspects of plant hormones including biosynthesis, metabolism, transport, signal transduction will be discussed in relation to the role of hormones in plant growth and developmental processes. Cross-talk between hormones and how plants use hormones to integrate developmental or environmental signals to regulate plant growth will be included. In addition, practical aspects of hormones in the agriculture, horticulture, and pathogen responses will be covered to demonstrate the impacts of basic plant science to a modern agriculture. The course will consist of lecture and discussion of primary research papers. Upon completion of the course, the students will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the action of plant hormones as growth regulators, critical thinking skills, and ethical research. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Advance knowledge and scholarship. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving. 3. Exhibit ethical conduct. 4. Communicate effectively. 5. Develop professionalism.


BTNY 59000 - Special Problems
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Open to graduate students and qualified undergraduates who desire to study special problems in plant science not covered in regular coursework. Credit dependent upon work done. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


BTNY 59500 - Research Methods
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Various and current research methods, ranging from computer application packages to molecular biological techniques, are taught in modular form with each module consisting of 16 hours within a two-week period. Each module will provide an introduction to the method followed by hands-on laboratory experience. Hours will be arranged to accommodate course conflicts. Enrollment is limited to six students per module. Modules offered vary among semesters. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


BTNY 60500 - Diagnosis Of Plant Diseases
Credit Hours: 2.00. Symptomatology and diagnosis of diseases of field crop, vegetable, fruit, ornamental, and tree plants. Emphasis is on the collection and study of diseases in field, greenhouse, and storage. Prerequisite: BTNY 30100. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 OR 2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

BTNY 61300 - Advanced Plant Pathology
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course makes an exhaustive attempt to dissect the nature of plant disease and resistance mechanisms in plants. Special emphasis is placed on emerging concepts and paradigms that underlie a wide variety of plant-pathogen interactions, and how the knowledge gleaned from these studies is being used to devise effective and environmentally safe strategies of plant protection. It is expected that students have knowledge in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and plant pathology. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: Students will become well versed in both the fundamental and contemporary aspects of plant pathology. They will learn about the most recent developments and trends in the field of plant-pathogen interactions and how these advances impact ideas and approaches for designing sustainable plant protection strategies. Science students will be required to prepare and lead discussions on papers that establish key milestones in plant pathology, this course will help arouse curiosity in them and stimulate critical thinking. In addition, they will be able to apply to their own research the concepts/paradigms they learn in the class.

BTNY 64000 - Metabolic Plant Physiology
Credit Hours: 3.00. (HORT 64000) Topics include photosynthesis, respiration, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, and nitrogen, sulfur, and secondary metabolism. This course is the third in a series of core courses in the Purdue Plant Biology graduate curriculum. Prerequisite: (BIOL 55100 or HORT 55100), (BTNY 55300 or HORT 55300), BCHM 56100, and 56200. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

BTNY 66000 - Scientific Writing
Credit Hours: 3.00. This is a course on coping with publication in professional journals. It covers the full range of activities involved in carrying a piece of original research to completion as a primary research article in a refereed journal. Emphasis is on principles of clear and concise technical reporting. Topics include: research and writing goals; journals' policies; data presentations; effective style; organizing, writing, revising, and processing manuscripts; proofreading; peer review; ethics; and grant proposals. Students will use their own data to prepare a manuscript as if for publication. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

BTNY 69100 - Skills For Success In Grad School
Credit Hours: 1.00. This course is aimed at first year graduate students in the Botany department. Its purpose is to introduce the students to the department, teach them what it takes to be a successful graduate students, and to help them develop effective written and oral communication skills. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Advance knowledge and scholarship. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving. 3. Exhibit ethical conduct. 4. Communicate effectively. 5. Develop professionalism.

BTNY 69700 - Seminar In The Plant Sciences
Credit Hours: 1.00. Advanced study of contemporary topics in plant biology, plant pathology, and weed science. Graduate students enrolled will receive training and experience in preparing and presenting seminars. Typically offered Fall Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

BTNY 69800 - Research MS Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research MS Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

BTNY 69900 - Research PhD Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research PhD Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Botany and Plant Pathology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


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