BOTANY 201
TAXONOMY OF FLOWERING PLANTS
Lecture Syllabus - Summer, 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            TOPIC                 Notes   (J&L)
29 May    Introduction/               1-8       55-78
          Vegetative Morphology       1-10 
30 May    Vegetative Morphology       9-13    216-232 
31 May    Reproductive Morphology     14-18   232-252 
 1 June   Reproductive Morphology     19-24   232-252 
 2 June   The Magnoliophyta           25-28   114-153 
          EXAM I   (IN LAB on 5 June - Spring 95 version )          
 5 June   Magnoliidae                 35-48   296-317 
 6 June   Magnoliidae-Hamamelidae     49-56   317-324
 7 June   Caryophyllidae              57-61   324-333 
 8 June   Caryophyllidae              62-69   324-333 
 9 June   Nomenclature                29-34    38- 53 
12 June   EXAM II (Spring 95 version)       
13 June   Dilleniidae                 70-75   335-350 
14 June   Dilleniidae                 76-80   335-350 
15 June   Dilleniidae - Rosidae       81-89   351-391
16 June   Rosidae                     90-96   351-391 
19 June   Rosidae - Asteridae         97-113  391-418 
20 June   Asteridae                   114-119 391-418 
21 June   Asteridae                   120-124 391-418 
22 June   EXAM III      
23 June   Alismatidae-Arecidae        130-134 418-426 
26 June   Arecidae-Commelinidae       135-138 427-436
27 June   Commelinidae                139-141 436-440 
28 June   Zingberidae-Liliidae        142-144 440-446 
29 June   Liliidae                    145-147 446-450
30 June   Evolution and History       148-150 157-184
                                      125-129  11- 34 
 3 July   FINAL EXAM         Butler 101, 8-10 a.m.

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).

MATERIAL AVAILABLE ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB: See Texas A&M Homepage (http://www.tamu.edu/), select 'Web Servers', then 'TAMU Academic and Research Webs' (Course and Tutorial), Botany 201 (http://www.isc.tamu.edu/FLORA/tfphome1.html)

TESTING:


EXAM                COVERAGE                  POINTS       DATE

I         Lectures of 29 May through 2 June
             Mostly Morphology/Terminology       60   5 June (IN LAB)

II        Lectures of 5 June through 9 June
                    Dicots 1                    120   12 June

III        Lectures of 13 June through 21 June
                    Dicots 2                    120   22 June

POP         5 quizzes  comprehensive             50   any lecture

FINAL      Lectures of 23 June through 30 June        3 July  8-10  a.m.
          (Monocots - 100 points) and lectures of
          29 May through 21 June (Comprehensive 
                 - 100 points)                  200  

                                       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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