2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 15, 2021  
2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SCI 315 - Botany for the Artist


This course, emphasizing plant morphology and classical scientific illustration, is designed to deliver the fundamental principles of botany while giving students a deep understanding of plant anatomy as it relates to function and surface form. We will explore a suite of biological themes including evolution, genetics, ecology, anatomy, morphology, taxonomy, and conservation, along with surveying the work of modern and historic botanical illustrators. Course format will include lectures, projects, discussions, interactive exercises, independent research, field trips, and use of online resources. Well-integrated labs will emphasize rigorous scientific observation - akin to artistic observation fine dissection techniques, and the detailed rendering of anatomical features of plant specimens from a number of taxonomic classes. Special Topics, chosen based on student interest, will explore contemporary societal issues; Students will also compile their own pressed plant collection. While scientific in content, this course is designed to deepen participants artistic practice by emphasizing the intersection of art and science. (3 Credits)



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