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Republic of the Philippines Bulacan Agricultural State College INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, ARTS AND SCIENCES Pinaod San Ildefonso,

Bulacan COURSE OUTLINE First Semester, 2012 - 2013 Vision The Bulacan Agricultural State College perceived and acknowledged as an outstanding higher education institution in the nation with its provision of affordable and excellent education. It shall be a community of scholars and a center for learning where individuals can develop their capabilities in an environment that promotes and supports academic and research endeavors. It shall be diverse collegiate community where the highest moral and ethical values shall prevail. It shall provide outstanding educational programs with a global perspective and a foundation based on compassion for knowledge and understanding. Mission The Bulacan Agricultural State College shall strive for excellence in Agriculture, Arts & Sciences, Teacher Education, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Food and Information Technology, Hospitality Management, and other future disciplines. It shall provide and facilitate everchanging educational needs and services for those seeking to expand their intellectual horizons. It shall address national and international issues and be established as a major contributor to the progress of the global community. Institute Goals Impart to students a high degree of competence in its field of specialization in response to the changing demands of the times. Strengthen its instruction, research, extension and production capabilities to provide outputs in line with development goals. Broaden access to excellent opportunities for development through linkages with government and non-government agencies. Form a mature man, imbued with development values, and make him an agent of change. I. Course Code: Botany 110 II. Course Title: General Botany 1 III. Course Description: Study of form, structure and physiology of plants and their various organs. IV. Credit Unit: 3 units V. Pre-requisite: none VI. Contact Hours: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory = 90 hours VII. Course Objectives: At the end of the semester, the students shall be able to: 1. Acquire comprehensive understanding of the vision, mission, goal and objective of the college. 2. Internalize the vision, mission, goals, and objectives of the college to achieve excellence in education. 3. Identify, explain and describe the form, structure and physiology of plants and their various organs. 4. Show an appreciation of the relevance of the principles of Botany to present day concerns. 5. Demonstrate concepts in Botany through laboratory activities. VIII. Course Contents A. Preliminaries 1. History of the Institute of BASC 2. Vision, mission, goals and objectives of BASC

3. Concepts of Botany as a Science 4. Diversification of Plant Study 5. Scientific Method 6. Attributes of Living Organism B. Plant Cell and Tissues15 hours 1. Microscope 1.1 Structure and Functions of the Microscope 1.2 Types of Microscope 1.3 Contributions of some biologists to the Development of the Cell Theory 2. The Plant Cell: Structure and Functions 2.1 Comparison between prokaryotes and eukaryotes 2.2 Structures and Functions of the Plant Cell 2.3 Contrast Plant cell and Animal Cell 3. Movement of Materials through the Cell Membrane 3.1 Diffusion and Osmosis 3.2 Active and Passive Transport 3.3 Endocytosis, Phagocytosis, Pinocytosis, and Exocytosis 4. Cell Cycle and Mitosis 4.1 Concept of the Cell Cycle 4.2 Events and Significance of Plant Mitosis 5. Plant Tissues 5.1 Importance of Mersitematic Tissue 5.2 Basic Types of Cells and Tissues 6. Plant Organs 30 hours 6.1 Flowering Plants 6.1.1 Monocot and Dicot 6.2 Roots 6.2.1 Origin of Roots 6.2.2 Root system and their relationship to the Soil 6.2.3 External Structure of roots 6.2.4 Internal Structure of roots 6.2.5 Origin and Development of Lateral Roots 6.2.6 Monocotand Dicot; Herbaceous and Woody roots 6.2.7 Other types of Root Modifications 6.2.8 Soil and its Components 6.3 Stems 6.3.1 Origin and Development of Stem 6.3.2 External and Internal Structure of the Stem 6.3.3 Monocotyledonous stem and Herbaceous Dicotyledonous stem 6.3.4 Primary Growth of Stems 6.3.5 Stem modification 6.3.6 Economic Importance of Wood 6.4 Leaves 6.4.1 Origin and Development of a Leaf 6.4.2 External and Internal Parts of s Leaf 6.4.3 Modified Leaves 6.4.4 Abscission, Transpiration and Guttation 6.4.5 Economic Importance of Leaves 7. Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds 15 hours 7.1 Flowers 7.1.1 Structure and Functions of a Flower 7.1.2 Monocot and Dicot 7.1.3 Flower Variation 7.1.4 Inflorencences and Pollination

7.1.5 Placentation 7.2 Fruits and Seeds 7.2.1 True fruits and Accessory Types 7.2.2 Classification of Fruit Types 7.2.3 Fruit Development 7.2.4 Seed Structure 7.2.5 Seed Germination 7.2.6 Seed Development 7.2.7 Dispersal of Fruits and Seeds 8. Photosynthesis and Respiration15 hours 8.1 Light and Dark Reactions 8.2 Environmental and Internal Factor 8.3 Types of respiration IX. Course Requirements and Basis for Giving Grades A. Grade will be computed based on the following criteria Lecture- 60% - Attendance - Quizzes/Board work, Seatwork, Long Test - Term Exam Laboratory- 40% - Laboratory result, Performance, Quizzes Practical exam, Report, Project - Term exam - Attendance B. Grading System 98-100 92-97 86-91 80-85 74-79 68-72 62-67 56-61 50-55 below 50 -

5% 25% 30%

15% 20% 5% Total = 100% 2.25 2.5 2.75 3.0 5.0

1.0 1.25 1.5 1.75 2.0

X. Class Policies 1. Wearing of the Prescribed uniform is compulsory except during Friday. 2. Giving of quizzes can be announced or unannounced. 3. No remedial exams and special quizzes. 4. Cut-off grade is 50. 5. Three (3) consecutive of five (5) inconsecutive absences is considered dropped; dropping after the midterm is also considered failed. 6. Provide a lecture note and laboratory manual. 7. Maintain the cleanliness of the tables and laboratory room and avoid vandalism. 8. Wearing of proper ID is a must. XI. Consultation Hours: Mrs. Josefina Calizon Mrs. Ma. Lourdes Nicolas XII. References Berg, Linda. Introductory Botany. New York Saunders College Publishing, 1997 Internet Rost, Thomas L. et. al. Plant Biology. California Wadswort Publishing Co., 1998 Stern, Kingsley R. Introductory Plant Biology 8th Edition. Chino California Mcgrawhill Co., 2000 Mauseth, James D. Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology. Boston, MA. Jones and Barlett Publishers Inc., 2003

Wednesday, 2:00pm- 3:00pm Wednesday, 2:00pm- 4:00pm

Prepared By: MA. LOURDES R. NICOLAS Assistant Professor II


Reviewed by: OFELIA V. SILVERIO Area Chair