BOTANY 201
TAXONOMY OF FLOWERING PLANTS
Lecture Syllabus - Fall, 1995

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Hugh Wilson, Room 306 Butler Hall. Office hours: MTWRF 1:00 - 3:00 (or by appointment at other times), Phone: 845-3354 (can leave a message after 4 rings), email: h-wilson@tamu.edu

TEXT: 1. Jones, S. B. and A. E. Luchsinger. (J&L) 1986. Plant Systematics (not required, but useful). 2. BOTN 201 'Lecture Notes' (required) provide background information for each lecture. Obtain with lab materials at 'Ditto's Imaging', 107 Dominick Drive near Culpepper Plaza.


                                             Readings

  DATE (MW)            TOPIC                Notes   (J&L)

 

28 August     Introduction                1- 3  1-10 55-78

30 August     Vegetative Morphology       4- 8   216-232 

 4 September  Vegetative Morphology       9-13   216-232 

 6 September  Reproductive Morphology    14-18   232-252 

11 September  Reproductive Morphology    19-24   232-252 

13 September  The Magnoliophyta          25-28   114-153 

    EXAM I    IN LAB: Week of 18 September (Spring 95 version )                      

18 September  Magnoliidae                35-41   296-306 

20 September  Magnoliidae-Hamamelidae    42-48   306-317

25 September  Hamamelidae                49-56   317-324

27 September  Caryophyllidae             57-61   324-333 

 2 October    Caryophyllidae             62-69   324-333 

 4 October    Nomenclature               29-34    38- 53 

 9 October    EXAM II(Spring 95 version)

11 October    Dilleniidae                70-75   335-350 

16 October    Dilleniidae                76-80   335-350 

18 October    Dilleniidae                81-83   335-350 

23 October    Rosidae                    84-89   351-391

25 October    Rosidae                    90-96   351-391

30 October    Rosidae                    97-103  351-391 

  1 November  Asteridae                 109-113  391-418 

  6 November  Asteridae                 114-119  391-418 

  8 November  Asteridae                 120-124  391-418 

13 November   EXAM III (Spring 95 version)

15 November   Alismatidae-Arecidae      130-134  418-426 

20 November   Arecidae-Commelinidae     135-138  427-436

22 November   Commelinidae               39-141  436-440 

27 November   Zingberidae-Liliidae      142-144  440-446 

29 November   Liliidae                  145-147  446-450

 4 December   Classification System     148-150  157-184 

11 December         FINAL EXAM 8 - 10 a.m. HECC 100

MATERIAL ON RESERVE IN LIBRARY: 1. Biology 201 exam file (2) 2. Wood, 1974. A STUDENT'S ATLAS OF FLOWERING PLANTS. 3. Heywood, 1985. FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE WORLD. 4. Text (J&L- 2).

TESTING:




EXAM                 COVERAGE                             POINTS        DATE



I    Lectures of  28 August through 11 September           60      Week of 18 Sep (IN LAB 

               Mostly Morphology/Terminology



II    Lectures of 13 September through 4 October          120          9 October

                       - Dicots 1 



III    Lectures of 11 October through 8 November          120         13 November

                        - Dicots 2 

 

POP          5 quizzes  comprehensive                      50           any lecture

   

FINAL    Lectures of 15 November through 4 December

       - Monocots (100 points) and lectures 28 August 

        through  8 November (100 points) Comprehensive    200         11 December 

                                                                       - 8 a.m. - HECC 100

                                                   TOTAL: 550 



LABORATORY:

The laboratory point total is 350. Your final grade will therefore be computed on the basis of 900 points (900-810=A, 809-719=B, etc.). A detailed breakdown of specific point values in lab will be provided in the laboratory schedule.

MAKE-UP EXAMS:

If an exam is missed for a university approved excuse (illness, death in the family, etc.), Dr. Wilson must be notified within 48 hours of the missed exam. Documentation of why the examination was missed must be provided by the student, i.e., note from the health center or private physician if ill, copy of obituary and name of funeral home if death in the family, etc. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE DR.WILSON PERSONALLY IF YOU KNOW YOU WILL MISS AN EXAM - contact by phone with a follow-up of your written excuse is acceptable. You can always leave a voice mail (after 4 rings) message with Dr. Wilson (845-3354), the Butler Hall Secretary (Ann Harris at 845-3346), or the BOTN 201 Lab Coordinator (Monique Reed at 845-8650).

Persons with disabilities are guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you feel that you have a disability requiring accommodation, please contact the Office of Support Services for Students with Disabilities in rm. 126 of the Koldus Student Services Building (845-1637).


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