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For centuries we have collectively marveled at plant diversity and form—from Charles Darwin’s early fascination with stems and flowers to Seymour Krelborn’s distorted doting in Little Shop of Horrors. This course intends to present an intriguing and scientifically valid look at how plants themselves experience the world—from the colors they see to the sensations they feel. Highlighting the latest research in genetics and more, we will delve into the inner lives of plants and draw parallels with the human senses to reveal that we have much more in common with sunflowers and oak trees than we may realize. We’ll learn how plants know up from down, how they know when a neighbor has been infested by a group of hungry beetles, and whether they appreciate the music you’ve been playing for them or if they’re just deaf to the sounds around them. We’ll explore definitions of memory and consciousness as they relate to plants in asking whether we can say that plants might even be aware of their surroundings. This highly interdisciplinary course meshes historical studies with cutting edge modern research and will be relevant to all humans who seek their place in nature. This class has three main goals: 1. To introduce you to basic plant biology by exploring plant senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste, balance). 2. To introduce you to biological research and the scientific method. 3. To get the student to question life in general and what defines us as humans. Once you've taken this course, if you are interested in a more in-depth study of plants, check out my follow-up course, Fundamentals of Plant Biology ( In order to receive academic credit for this course you must successfully pass the academic exam on campus. For information on how to register for the academic exam – Additionally, you can apply to certain degrees using the grades you received on the courses. Read more on this here – Teachers interested in teaching this course in their class rooms are invited to explore our Academic High school program here –



14. Aug. 2021

I really liked this course, the professor was engaging, clear, and informative, and did a great job explaining and simplifying the more complex biology topics so that it was digestible for beginners.


12. Dez. 2016

Love the clarity of the instructors deliver which is supported by great explanations and most importantly visual aids & demonstrations. Ps... Especially loved the bloopers at the end. Nice treat! :)

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von Rachel H

5. Juni 2018

Challenging and insightful course!

von Jeffrey S

18. Jan. 2020

Excellent and informative course.

von Kasuni G

12. Dez. 2020

The best online course ever did.

von Mariia N

12. Mai 2020

Great course and great lecturer!

von Imran A A

7. Nov. 2020


von Vipin S

9. Juni 2020

The best course I've ever taken

von Andrei A

30. Sep. 2019

useful and entertaining so far.

von Richard K

10. Juni 2017

very interesting and well done.

von Sally H

13. Juni 2022

fascinating course, thank you.

von Renata B

23. Feb. 2018

don't miss! really interesting

von Jacqueline P

23. Okt. 2017

Wonderful course! I loved it!

von Yasmen G A

9. Okt. 2017

very good prof and good course

von Bonnie Y

2. Nov. 2020

So much fun. I learned a lot.

von sara s

15. Feb. 2018



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14. Sep. 2016


von Ducree

14. Dez. 2020

Time and effort is worth it.

von Frank T

13. Nov. 2020

Great course. Learned a lot!

von Randy I

9. Nov. 2020

Now I know what plants knows

von David W

23. Juni 2020

Great instructor and subject

von Federica S

30. März 2018

Excellent course! Well done!

von Zeynep O B

13. Juli 2017

I totally LOVED this course.

von Kadek E

3. Aug. 2020

What an interesting course!

von Bruce w

17. Dez. 2017

Well done and interesting.

von 李家泓

3. Juni 2017


von Judith G A M

29. Aug. 2020

The teacher is excellent!