Plants, Genes and Agriculture

PLS 245
3 Units
Undergraduate
Spring
Eliot Herman
In this course, students will learn about the origins of agriculture and crops, be introduced to the scientific concepts of plant biology and genomics, and understand how this knowledge has created modern industrial agriculture and engineered crops. The materials presented will provide a plant science background and perspective to understand today’s news and controversies about the food and products we consume based on a foundation of crop biology, genetics, and biotechnology.