Course Schedule
Biology 328 - Plants and People - Spring Semester, 2009
Date
Lecture Topic 
Text 
Laboratory
January



20
Intro - Plants and the Biosphere
1-4, 451-458
No Lab 1st Week
22
Vegetative Structure
5-12
 
27
Floral Structure
12-21 
Vegetables
29
Domestication
21-32 
 
February



3
Organizing Diversity - Taxonomy
32-39
Flowers
5
Origins of the Ethnoflora
 40-52
 
10
Temperate Gynoecia
53-74
Fruits
12
Tropical Gynoecia
75-104
 
17
Lecture Exam I (drill)

Major Families
19 313-331

24
Beverages II--Ethanol
332-354
Lab Practical I
26
Beans I
136-142

March


3
Beans II
143-154 Beans and Grains
5
The Grasses I
107-121

10
The Grasses II
 122-135
Winery Tour
12 262-267


Spring Break

24
Fibers I
355-368
Field Trip-Ethnoflora
26
Fibers II/Dyes
368-377

31
Vegetative Food I
155-178
Field Trip - Flora
April


2
Lecture Exam II  (drill)

 
7
Vegetative Food II
 179-191
No Lab
9
Wood, Cork, and Bamboo
378-398
 
14
Oils and Waxes
218-242
Wood, Paper, & Cushing

16
Spices, Herbs, and Perfumes 192-217

21
Hydrogels, Latexes, and Resins
243-261 
Lab Practical II
23
Modern Medicinals
262-285

28
Intoxicating Plants
286-312
Aggie Cuisine
30
A changing interface - the Future
458-478

May


8
Final Exam - 12:30-2:30 (drill)

 

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last updated:  6 January--move winery trip
16 December MDR--lecture links relative
15 December  2008  MDR--links to 2009 directory; lecture sequence
  4 Marchr  2009  HDW--reverse Cushig/Ethnoflora labs