Plant Biology

(College of Biological Sciences)

Savithramma P. Dinesh-Kumar, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Steven Theg, Ph.D., Vice Chairperson of the Department

Graduate Program. See Plant Biology (A Graduate Group).

Department Office. 1002 Life Sciences; 530-752-0617; http://www-plb.ucdavis.edu

Advising. 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building; 530-752-0410; http://basc.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://www-plb.ucdavis.edu/faculty/

(College of Biological Sciences)

Savithramma P. Dinesh-Kumar, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Steven Theg, Ph.D., Vice Chairperson of the Department

Graduate Program. See Plant Biology (A Graduate Group).

Department Office. 1002 Life Sciences; 530-752-0617; http://www-plb.ucdavis.edu

Advising. 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building; 530-752-0410; http://basc.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://www-plb.ucdavis.edu/faculty/

The Major Program

As organisms that sequester carbon and convert solar energy to usable forms, plants are the primary source of food on the planet as well as important buffers against climate change. The Plant Biology major focuses on fundamental aspects of how plants function as organisms and interact with their environment. A wide variety of scientific disciplines are integrated within the Plant Biology major, including physiology, cell and molecular biology, development, genetics and genomics.

The Program. The Plant Biology major consists of a biological sciences core covering the general principles of biology plus four plant-specific classes dealing with advanced aspects of plant biology including physiology, development, and anatomy. Electives allow students to tailor the degree to suit their interests. Independent research in a laboratory setting is a requirement, and majors in Plant Biology are guaranteed this opportunity. Because of the value of plants as a model system for research in molecular genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry, Plant Biology makes an excellent minor or second major for student in these fields.

Career Alternatives. A degree in Plant Biology serves as an excellent launching point for a wide range of career options, including domestic and international opportunities in business, research and teaching in both governmental and private sectors. The program is excellent preparation for students wishing to enter graduate or other professional schools, including medicine, law (particularly environmental or patent law) or journalism. Plant biologists can work in the laboratory, in the field, in the forest, in botanical gardens or nurseries, in agricultural companies, or in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, energy or chemical industries, or in the area of environmental protection.

Honors and Honors Programs. Students on the honors list may elect to include a maximum of 5 units of 194H in their major programs. Refer to the Academic Information chapter and the appropriate College section for Dean's Honors List information.

Graduate Study. Consult the Plant Biology (Graduate Group) listing.

Master Advisor. Siobhan Brady, Plant Biology Department and Genome Center office in 4513 Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility.

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 35
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
BIS 002C
Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity and the Tree of Life (Active)
5
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
or
CHE 003A
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Determining Structure and Predicting Properties (Active)
5
CHE 003B
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Predicting and Characterizing Chemical Change (Active)
5
CHE 008A
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
2
CHE 008B
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
STA 013
Elementary Statistics (Active)
4
STA 100
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (Active)
4
PLS 120
Applied Statistics in Agricultural Sciences (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 41-42
BIS 101
Genes and Gene Expression (Active)
4
PLB 102
California Floristics (Active)
5
or
PLB 108
Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (Active)
5
EVE 140
Paleobotany (Active)
4
or
PLB 116
Plant Morphology and Evolution (Active)
5
PLB 105
Developmental Plant Anatomy (Active)
5
PLB 111
Plant Physiology (Active)
3
PLB 112
Plant Growth and Development (Active)
3
PLB 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
Choose additional upper division units in Plant Biology or related natural science courses.
13
Recommended
 
CHE 002C
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 003C
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Controlling Processes and Synthetic Pathways (Active)
5
EVE 100
Introduction to Evolution (Active)
4
PLB 148
Introductory Mycology (Active)
4
For students with interests in specialized areas of plant biology (e.g. agricultural botany, ecology, systematics and evolution, morphology, plant physiology, etc.), certain substitutions, including courses in other departments, may be allowed upon prior consultation with a BASC advisor.
 
Total: 76-77

(College of Biological Sciences)

Savithramma P. Dinesh-Kumar, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Steven Theg, Ph.D., Vice Chairperson of the Department

Graduate Program. See Plant Biology (A Graduate Group).

Department Office. 1002 Life Sciences; 530-752-0617; http://www-plb.ucdavis.edu

Advising. 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building; 530-752-0410; http://basc.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://www-plb.ucdavis.edu/faculty/

The Major Program

As organisms that sequester carbon and convert solar energy to usable forms, plants are the primary source of food on the planet as well as important buffers against climate change. The Plant Biology major focuses on fundamental aspects of how plants function as organisms and interact with their environment. A wide variety of scientific disciplines are integrated within the Plant Biology major, including physiology, cell and molecular biology, development, genetics and genomics.

The Program. The Plant Biology major consists of a biological sciences core covering the general principles of biology plus four plant-specific classes dealing with advanced aspects of plant biology including physiology, development, and anatomy. Electives allow students to tailor the degree to suit their interests. Independent research in a laboratory setting is a requirement, and students in the Plant Biology B.S. major are guaranteed this opportunity. Because of the value of plants as a model system for research in molecular genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry, Plant Biology makes an excellent minor or second major for student in these fields.

Career Alternatives. A degree in Plant Biology serves as an excellent launching point for a wide range of career options, including domestic and international opportunities in business, research and teaching in both governmental and private sectors. The program is excellent preparation for students wishing to enter graduate or other professional schools, including medicine, law (particularly environmental or patent law) or journalism. Plant biologists can work in the laboratory, in the field, in the forest, in botanical gardens or nurseries, in agricultural companies, or in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, energy or chemical industries, or in the area of environmental protection.

Honors and Honors Programs. Students on the honors list may elect to include a maximum of 5 units of 194H in their major programs. Refer to the Academic Information chapter and the appropriate College section for Dean's Honors List information.

Graduate Study. Consult the Plant Biology (Graduate Group) listing.

Master Advisor. Siobhan Brady, Plant Biology Department and Genome Center office in 4513 Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility.

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 56-66
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
BIS 002C
Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity and the Tree of Life (Active)
5
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002C
General Chemistry (Active)
5
or
CHE 003A
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Determining Structure and Predicting Properties (Active)
5
CHE 003B
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Predicting and Characterizing Chemical Change (Active)
5
CHE 003C
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Controlling Processes and Synthetic Pathways (Active)
5
CHE 008A
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
2
CHE 008B
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
4
or
CHE 118A
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
CHE 118B
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
CHE 118C
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
MAT 017A
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017B
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017C
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
or
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
PHY 007A
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007B
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007C
General Physics (Active)
4
Recommended
 
BIS 020Q
Modeling in Biology (Active)
2
MAT 021C
Calculus (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 42-45
BIS 101
Genes and Gene Expression (Active)
4
BIS 105
Biomolecules and Metabolism (Active)
3
or
BIS 102
Structure and Function of Biomolecules (Active)
3
BIS 103
Bioenergetics and Metabolism (Active)
3
BIS 104
Cell Biology (Active)
3
STA 100
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (Active)
4
PLB 105
Developmental Plant Anatomy (Active)
5
PLB 111
Plant Physiology (Active)
3
PLB 112
Plant Growth and Development (Active)
3
Research internship:
3
PLB 092
Internship (Active)
1-12
PLB 099
Special Study for Undergraduates (Active)
1-5
PLB 189
Experiments in Plant Biology: Design and Execution (Active)
3
PLB 192
Internship (Active)
1-12
PLB 199
Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (Active)
1-5
or
Equivalent.
3
Restricted electives
14
Upper division courses in plant biology or other fields relevant to the student's interest chosen from the course lists below. Students should consult with a BASC advisor for approval of courses that may qualify as “restricted electives” in consultation with the faculty master advisor who will grant approval or denial at their discretion.
 
Course Lists
Units: 0
Ecology
 
ESP 121
Population Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 123
Introduction to Field and Laboratory Methods in Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 124
Marine and Coastal Field Ecology (Active)
3
ESP 150C
Biological Oceanography (Active)
4
ESP 151
Limnology (Active)
4
ESP 151L
Limnology Laboratory (Active)
3
ESP 155
Wetland Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 155L
Wetland Ecology Laboratory (Active)
3
EVE 101
Introduction to Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 131
Human Genetic Variation and Evolution (Active)
3
EVE 138
Ecology of Tropical Latitudes (Active)
5
HYD 124
Plant-Water-Soil Relationships (Active)
4
PLB 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
PLB 119
Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (Active)
3
PLP 150
Fungal Ecology (Active)
3
PLS 112
Forage Crop Production (Active)
3
PLS 130
Rangelands: Ecology, Conservation and Restoration (Active)
3
PLS 131
Identification and Ecology of Grasses (Active)
2
PLS 135
Ecology and Community Structure of Grassland and Savannah Herbivores (Active)
3
PLS 144
Trees and Forests (Active)
4
Evolution and Diversity
 
BIS 180L
Genomics Laboratory (Active)
5
BIS 181
Comparative Genomics (Active)
3
EVE 100
Introduction to Evolution (Active)
4
EVE 102
Population and Quantitative Genetics (Active)
4
EVE 108
Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (Active)
5
EVE 140
Paleobotany (Active)
4
EVE 149
Evolution of Ecological Systems (Active)
4
PLB 102
California Floristics (Active)
5
PLB 108
Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (Active)
5
PLB 116
Plant Morphology and Evolution (Active)
5
PLB 143
Evolution of Crop Plants (Active)
4
PLB 148
Introductory Mycology (Active)
4
Plant Genetics
 
BIS 180L
Genomics Laboratory (Active)
5
BIS 181
Comparative Genomics (Active)
3
BIS 183
Functional Genomics (Active)
3
EVE 100
Introduction to Evolution (Active)
4
EVE 102
Population and Quantitative Genetics (Active)
4
MCB 164
Advanced Eukaryotic Genetics (Active)
3
PLB 113
Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants (Active)
3
PLP 123
Plant-Virus-Vector Interaction (Active)
3
PLS 152
Plant Genetics (Active)
4
Plant Physiology, Development, and Molecular Biology
 
BIS 180L
Genomics Laboratory (Active)
5
BIS 181
Comparative Genomics (Active)
3
BIS 183
Functional Genomics (Active)
3
BIT 160
Principles of Plant Biotechnology (Active)
3
BIT 161A
Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory (Active)
6
BIT 161B
Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory (Active)
4
MCB 126
Plant Biochemistry (Active)
3
PLB 113
Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants (Active)
3
PLB 126
Plant Biochemistry (Active)
3
PLP 123
Plant-Virus-Vector Interaction (Active)
3
PLP 130
Fungal Biotechnology and Biochemistry (Active)
3
PLS 153
Plant, Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (Active)
4
PLS 157
Physiology of Environmental Stresses in Plants (Active)
4
PLS 158
Mineral Nutrition of Plants (Active)
4
Total: 99-112

(College of Biological Sciences)

Savithramma P. Dinesh-Kumar, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Steven Theg, Ph.D., Vice Chairperson of the Department

Graduate Program. See Plant Biology (A Graduate Group).

Department Office. 1002 Life Sciences; 530-752-0617; http://www-plb.ucdavis.edu

Advising. 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building; 530-752-0410; http://basc.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://www-plb.ucdavis.edu/faculty/

Minor Advisor. Siobhan Brady, Plant Biology Department and Genome Center office in 4513 Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility.

Plant Biology
Units: 18
Upper division units, including at least one course from each of the following four groups
18
(a) Anatomy and Morphology:
 
EVE 140
Paleobotany (Active)
4
PLB 105
Developmental Plant Anatomy (Active)
5
PLB 116
Plant Morphology and Evolution (Active)
5
(b) Physiology and Development:
 
PLB 111
Plant Physiology (Active)
3
PLB 112
Plant Growth and Development (Active)
3
PLB 123
Plant-Virus-Vector Interaction (Active)
3
PLP 130
Fungal Biotechnology and Biochemistry (Active)
3
(c) Evolution and Ecology:
 
EVE 100
Introduction to Evolution (Active)
4
PLB 102
California Floristics (Active)
5
PLB 108
Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (Active)
5
PLB 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
PLB 143
Evolution of Crop Plants (Active)
4
(d) Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics:
 
BIT 160
Principles of Plant Biotechnology (Active)
3
PLB 113
Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants (Active)
3
PLB 126
Plant Biochemistry (Active)
3
PLS 152
Plant Genetics (Active)
4
PLS 154
Introduction to Plant Breeding (Active)
4
PLS 171
Principles and Practices of Plant Propagation (Active)
4
PLS 172
Postharvest Physiology and Technology (Active)
4
Total: 18
Courses in PLB:
PLB 010Plant Biology (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). The social and natural science of plants. Cultural history and socioeconomic importance of plants. Biology of plants reproduction, including flowers, seeds and fruits. Historical, cultural, religious and medicinal uses of plants. Plants in the visual arts, music and literature. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
PLB 090XPlant Science Seminar (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Examination of a special topic in a small group setting. Not open for credit to students who have completed course Plant Science 90X. Not open for credit to students who have completed PLS 090X. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLB 092Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Technical and/or professional experience on or off campus. Supervised by a member of the Plant Biology faculty. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLB 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Primarily for lower division students. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLB 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLB 102California Floristics (5) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—5 hour(s); Fieldwork. Prerequisite(s): PLS 002 or BIS 002C; Or equivalent course in Plant Science. Survey of the California flora, emphasizing recognition of important plant families and genera and use of taxonomic keys to identify species. Phylogenetic relationships among families. Principles of systematics and taxonomy. Two Saturday field trips. (Same course as PLS 102.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, VL. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
PLB 105Developmental Plant Anatomy (5) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 002C; Or other similar preparation in plant biology. Restricted to 50 students; split equally into two lab groups. Structural anatomy of vascular plants. Training in basic tissue sectioning, staining, and use of the compound microscope. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
PLB 108Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (5) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 001A, BIS 001B, BIS 001C) or (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C). Diversity and classification of angiosperms (flowering plants) on a world scale, and current understanding of the origin of angiosperms and evolutionary relationships and trends within them based on morphological and molecular evidence. (Same course as EVE 108.) (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Spring Quarter.
PLB 111Plant Physiology (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C); (CHE 008B (can be concurrent) or CHE 118B (can be concurrent)); PHY 007C (can be concurrent); PLB 105 recommended. Plant cell as a functional unit. The processes of absorption, movement, and utilization of water and minerals. Water loss, translocation, photosynthesis, respiration. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
PLB 111DProblems in Plant Physiology (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLB 111 (can be concurrent); PLB 111 required concurrently. Discussion of problems and applications relating to principles presented in course 111. Students will be assigned problems each week showing novel applications of principles described in course 111 and will prepare answers to be delivered orally during the class period. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLB 112Plant Growth and Development (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C); (CHE 008B or CHE 118B); BIS 101. Introduction to the mechanisms and control systems that govern plant growth and development and the responses of plants to the environment. Strong emphasis on vegetative development of flowering plants. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
PLB 112DProblems in Plant Growth and Development (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLB 112 (can be concurrent); PLB 112 required concurrently. Discussion of problems and applications relating to principles presented in course 112. Students will be assigned problems each week showing novel applications of the principles described in course 112 and will prepare answers to be delivered orally during class period. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLB 113Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C); BIS 101. Molecular and cellular aspects of the growth and development of plants and their response to biological and environmental stresses. Primary focus on processes unique to plants. Experimental approaches will be emphasized. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SL, VL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
PLB 113DProblems in Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLB 113 (can be concurrent); PLB 113 required concurrently. Discussion of topics and applications related to principles presented in course 113. Assigned topics each week show novel applications of the principles described in course 113; discussion of topics during class period. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLB 116Plant Morphology and Evolution (5) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Introductory Plant Biology (e.g., BIS 002C, PLS 002). Introduction to the form, development and evolution of vascular plants. Emphasis given to the form and development of reproductive structures in ferns and seed-producing plants as a basis for determining evolutionary relationships. Not open for credit to students who have completed PLS 116. (Same course as PLS 116.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, VL. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
PLB 117Plant Ecology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 001A, BIS 001B, BIS 001C) or (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C); PLB 111 recommended. The study of the interactions between plants, plant populations or vegetation types and their physical and biological environment. Special emphasis on California. Four full-day field trips and brief write-up of class project required. (Same course as EVE 117.) (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
PLB 119Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 001A, BIS 001B, BIS 001C) or (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C); Introductory statistics recommended. Origin and evolution of invasive plant species and weeds, reproduction and dispersal, seed ecology, modeling of population dynamics, interactions between invasive species, native species, and crops, biological control. Laboratories emphasize design of competition experiments and identification of weedy species. (Same course as EVE 119.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
PLB 123Plant-Virus-Vector Interaction (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 002A; BIS 101; PLB 105, PLP 120, and ENT 100 recommended. Analysis of interactions necessary for viruses to infect plants.Interactions among insect vectors and host plants involved in the plant-virus life cycle. Evolutionary aspects of the molecular components in viral infection and modern approaches to the interdiction of viral movement. (Same course as ENT 123 and PLP 123.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
PLB 126Plant Biochemistry (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 103 or BIS 105. The biochemistry of important plant processes and metabolic pathways. Discussion of methods used to understand plant processes, including use of transgenic plants. (Same course as MCB 126.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2008 Spring Quarter.
PLB 143Evolution of Crop Plants (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLS 002 or BIS 001C or BIS 002C. Origins of crops and agriculture, including main methodological approaches, centers of crop biodiversity, dispersal of crops, genetic and physiological differences between crops and their wild progenitors, agriculture practiced by other organisms, and role and ownership of crop biodiversity. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, SS, WE. Effective: 2009 Spring Quarter.
PLB 148Introductory Mycology (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 001A; BIS 001B; BIS 001C. Limited enrollment. Systematics, ecology, evolution, and morphology of fungi. Importance of fungi to humans. (Same course as PLP 148.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2001 Fall Quarter.
PLB 189Experiments in Plant Biology: Design and Execution (3) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 001A, BIS 001B, BIS 001C) or (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C); and Consent of Instructor. Or the equivalent courses in Plant Sciences. Provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to formulate experimental approaches to current questions in plant biology and to carry out their proposed experiments. May be repeated up to 12 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
PLB 190CResearch Conference in Plant Biology (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Plant Biology or related discipline. Introduction to research methods in plant biology. Design of field or laboratory research projects, survey of appropriate literature, and discussion of research by faculty and students. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2007 Fall Quarter.
PLB 192Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Completion of 84 units. Technical and/or professional experience on or off campus. Supervised by a member of the Plant Biology Department faculty. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
PLB 194HSpecial Study for Honors Students (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Open only to majors of senior standing on honors list. Independent study of selected topics under the direction of a member or members of the staff. Completion will involve the writing of a senior thesis. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLB 197TTutoring in Plant Biology (1-5) Active
Discussion—2-6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Assisting the instructor by tutoring students in one of the Department's regular courses. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
PLB 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLB 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLB 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable—3-20 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Practical experience in acting as teaching assistant in Plant Biology courses. Learning activity: hands on experience in preparing for and conducting discussions, guiding student laboratory work, and the formulation of questions and topics for examinations. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.