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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 MARY R B M

9. Juli 2020

come to know about plants

von Diana A T S

8. Juli 2020

The course was excellent!

von Hemansi B P

24. Juni 2020

Very knowledgeable course

von Mariana G G

16. Juni 2019

A very interesting curse!

von Alessandra

17. Mai 2017

Simply an amazing course!

von andrea l

22. Juni 2017

coherent and interesting

von Alexander B

27. Okt. 2017

Absolutely mindblowing.

von Dao T T H

21. Jan. 2022

Very interesting cours

von LOL C

29. Okt. 2020

The Prof was excellent

von Wilson Y T L

20. Juli 2020

Well organized course!

von Preeti H M

11. Sep. 2019

I enjoyed thoroughly !

von Clemens K

19. Juni 2019

Very well structured!

von Elizabeth

9. März 2018

Excellent instruction

von Mariam H

20. Juli 2021

Excellent Experience

von Sara M A

23. Aug. 2020

Very interesting!!!


13. Sep. 2017


von Yasir A

25. Feb. 2021

Very useful course

von Raphael G C

30. Jan. 2022

Wonderful course!

von Huda A

16. Aug. 2020

I really like it!

von Vijaya M T

3. Apr. 2020

very informative.

von Lun L

6. Jan. 2020

good for beginner

von Deleted A

26. Nov. 2017

Very informative!

von маргарита п

27. März 2017

Это было здорово!

von vaaman s

20. Dez. 2016

awesome and great

von Sonali B

29. Juli 2021

excellent course