PLSCI 2013

PLSCI 2013

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Presentation of the fungi and their roles in nature and in shaping past and present civilizations. Emphasizes the historical and practical significance of fungi as decayers of organic matter, as pathogens of plants and animals, as food, and as sources of mind-altering chemicals. Lectures and exams for this course are the same as those in PLSCI 2010. However, students in this course also participate in a weekly 55-minute discussion section where they grow mushrooms and other fungi in culture, learn about contemporary classification of fungi, see examples of major taxa growing on natural substrates, and determine whether suspect pathogens really can kill agricultural crops. Students also teach their peers about the fungus world with presentations of their own creation.

When Offered Spring.

Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both PLSCI 2010 and PLSCI 2013.

Distribution Category (BIONLS-AG, OPHLS-AG)
Satisfies Requirement Fulfills 3 credits of introductory biology for selected majors in CALS.

Outcomes
  • Describe the properties of fungi and relate them to their abilities and their contributions to ecosystems.
  • Discuss positive and negative effects of fungi on food and agriculture and evaluate their impacts on global food security.
  • Explain how fungal toxins, allergens, and diseases affect human health.
  • Apply evolutionary concepts and knowledge of fungal life cycles to devise ways to manage disease progress.
  • Describe fungal foods, biochemicals, and materials and explain how they may contribute to environmental sustainability.
  • Compare lichen and mycorrhizal symbioses and discuss their contributions to carbon cycling and climate.
  • Communicate information about a wide range of fungi and their impacts to diverse audiences.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PLSCI 2010

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  2873 PLSCI 2013   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment for this course will close one week before the university add deadline. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

  •  2874 PLSCI 2013   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2875 PLSCI 2013   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2876 PLSCI 2013   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2877 PLSCI 2013   DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2878 PLSCI 2013   DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2879 PLSCI 2013   DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: In Person