BOTANY 201
TAXONOMY OF FLOWERING PLANTS
Lecture Syllabus - Fall, 1996


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

TEXTS: 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 Copy Corner in Redmond Terrace --packet #182

                                             Readings
  DATE (MW)            TOPIC              Notes   (J&L)
 
 2 September  Introduction                1- 3  1-10 55-78
 4 September  Vegetative Morphology       4- 8   216-232 
 9 September  Vegetative Morphology       9-13   216-232 
11 September  Reproductive Morphology    14-18   232-252 
16 September  Reproductive Morphology    19-24   232-252 
18 September  The Magnoliophyta          25-28   114-153 
EXAM I IN LAB: Week of 23 September (Spring 95 version )
23 September Magnoliidae 35-41 296-306 25 September Magnoliidae-Hamamelidae 42-48 306-317 30 September Hamamelidae 49-56 317-324 2 October Caryophyllidae 57-61 324-333 7 October Caryophyllidae 62-69 324-333 9 October Nomenclature 29-34 38- 53 14 October EXAM II(Spring 95 version) 16 October Dilleniidae 70-75 335-350 21 October Dilleniidae 76-80 335-350 23 October Dilleniidae 81-83 335-350 28 October Rosidae 84-89 351-391 30 October Rosidae 90-96 351-391 4 November Rosidae 97-103 351-391 6 November Asteridae 109-113 391-418 11 November Asteridae 114-119 391-418 13 November Asteridae 120-124 391-418 18 November EXAM III (Spring 95 version) 20 November Alismatidae-Arecidae 130-134 418-426 25 November Arecidae-Commelinidae 135-138 427-436 27 November Commelinidae 39-141 436-440 2 December Zingberidae-Liliidae 142-144 440-446 4 December Liliidae 145-147 446-450 16 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 copies).

TESTING:


EXAM                 COVERAGE                             POINTS        DATE

I    Lectures of  2 September through 16 September         60      Week of 23 Sep (IN   LAB)
               Mostly Morphology/Terminology

II   Lectures of 18 September through 9 October           120         14 October
                       - Dicots 1 

III  Lectures of 16 October through 13 November           120         18 November
                        - Dicots 2 
 
POP          5 quizzes  comprehensive                      50         any lecture
   
FINAL  Lectures of 20 November through 4 December
       - Monocots (100 points) and lectures 2 Sept.
       through 13 November (100 points) Comprehensive     200         16 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 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and 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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