IB 102, a course in introductory
environmental botany that fulfills the General
Education: Natural Sciences &
Technology Category requirement. 3 hrs. credit
Integrative Biology 102 is
designed for undergraduates who are not biology majors.
Students will learn important biological principles
using plants as examples. The biological, economic and
environmental importance of plants in today's world will
also be emphasized. Plants figure prominently in the
world's environmental problems from mitigating global
climate change to cleaning up contaminated soil.
Lectures will be organized around the theme of "feeding
a hungry and growing human population." The
course covers many topics that relate to the efficient,
sustainable production of food.
plays a large role in course delivery. Students attend
discussion face-to-face every other week. On the
off weeks, students will have online
assignments. This gives students greater
flexibility in time management. See the
Lecture/Discussion Topics web page for a list of
Exam: An exam that covers all the topics in the
course consisting of sixty multiple-choice questions and
five short-answer essays. A score of 70% or more is
passing and fulfills course requirements earning three
hours of credit. The score does not affect a
student's GPA. Sign up outside 301 NHB by noon the
day of the exam.
Science: A Global Concern, 11e by
Cunningham & Cunningham , An ebook of the text may
be purchased at www.coursesmart.com.
Also available, a version with just the chapters we
- Plants and Society, 5e by
and McMahon (free electronic access through Moodle)
As a result of
taking this course, a student should be able to:
environmental problems that are the result of
human population growth and consumption.
the science behind those environmental problems.
the connections between human population growth,
consumption and environmental problems.
- judge the
environmental sustainability of a given human
actions that can be taken to educate others about
actions an individual can take to reduce his/her
the complex problem of maintaining a healthy human
population while sustaining a healthy natural
actions locally that have an environmentally
positive impact globally.
- compose a personal environmental ethic.
- defend the statement, "we are a global
community where one impacts all."
of Illinois, Office of Sustainability
Card (U of I gets a B-)
The Good Human,
About My Planet, Earth Portal,Illinois
by the Union of
Concerned Scientists, New
Dream (a resource fo the conscious consumer).
Visit this World
Clock to find out about population and
consumption. Another World Clock.
For those interested in World
Hunger and projects
to reduce hunger.
there are any problems with the IB 102 course pages,
please e-mail Beth Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.