BSc. Botany (Minor)

Course Code: 
BOT

Minor Botany programme

A student taking Botany as a MINOR will be required to register for the courses listed below and those from other subject(s) of his/her choice. He/She should register for at least a total of 44 credit units

No

Course Code and Title

LH

PH

CH

CU

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1

1.

BOT1101 Forms, Structures and Classification of Kingdoms

20

20

30

2

2.

BOT1102 Flowering Plant Growth and Development

20

20

30

2

3.

BCH1101 Cell Biology

30

30

45

3

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

7

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2

 

BOT1201 Basic Ecology

30

30

45

3

1.

BOT1202 Basic Genetics

20

20

30

2

2.

BOT1203 Introduction to Plant Functions

30

30

45

3

 

BOT1201 Basic Ecology

 

 

 

7

YAER 2, SEMESTER 1

1.

BOT2103 Diversity and Evolution- III: Higher Plants-Dicotyledons

30

30

45

3

2.

BOT2104 Diversity and Evolution-IV: Higher Plants-Monocotyledons

30

30

45

3

3.

ETB2102 Herbarium Techniques and Management

30

30

45

3

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

12

YAER 2, SEMESTER 2

1.

BOT2202 Plant - Water Relations and Mineral Nutrition

30

30

45

3

2.

BOT2203 Biostatistics

30

30

45

3

 

BCH 2203 Molecular Biology

30

30

45

3

YAER 3, SEMESTER 1

 

BOT3103 Plant Biotechnology

30

30

45

3

YAER 3, SEMESTER 2

 

COURSES COMPULSORY

 

 

 

 

2.

BOT3202 Research Project Development and Implementation

15

90

60

4

 

ELECTIVES (Select at least ONE course)

 

 

 

 

3.

BOT3203 Molecular Biology and Genetics*

45

30

60

4

4.

BOT3204 Natural Resources and Conservation Ecology*

45

30

60

4

5.

BOT3205 Soil Microbiology and Plant Pathology*

45

30

60

4

6.

BOT3206 Advanced Plant Taxonomy *

45

30

60

4

7.

BOT3207 Plant Physiology*

45

30

60

4

Main objective:

The main objective of this programme is to produce graduates with sufficient, broad-based, and comprehensive knowledge of plant science that is relevant to scientific and socio-economic development and conservation of plant diversity.

Learning Outcomes of the Botany programme:

On successful completion of this degree programme, a graduate with BSc in Botany as a major subject should be able to

  1. Describe the diagnostic features used to classify various plant groups
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the panoramic view of the plant and related kingdoms.
  3. Create data base on plants for use by any interested person and for posterity
  4. Create awareness among people about the values of plants for the sustenance of all life forms
  5. Explain the principles of interdependence of plants and the factors regulating their growth and development.
  6. Relate plant growth, their local and global distribution to intrinsic and environmental factors.
  7. Apply scientific knowledge for sustainable utilization of plants and other bio-resources for socio-economic development of the country.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of plant science in guiding government policy for conservation of biodiversity and the environment.
  9. Relate knowledge of botany to improved plant productivity and production
Years: 
3