BOTANY 201 - TAXONOMY OF FLOWERING PLANTS

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Lecture schedule - Fall 1997, Hecc 204

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. James R. Manhart, Room 311, Butler Hall
Office Hours: MTWTF 8-10 Phone: 845-3356
Email: Manhart@bio.tamu.edu

TEXTS: Jones, S.B. and A.E. Luchsinger. 1986. PLANT SYSTEMATICS (2nd ed.) - (OPTIONAL),
Lecture note packet #162 from Copy Corner, Lab Handouts packet #163(REQUIRED), and Lab Key packet #164 (Required).

MATERIAL ON RESERVE IN LIBRARY: 1. Jones, S.B. and A.E. Luchsinger. 1986. PLANT SYSTEMATICS (2nd ed.). 2. Smith, 1977. VASCULAR PLANT FAMILIES. 3. Benson, 1979. PLANT CLASSIFICATION. 4. Wood, 1974. A STUDENT'S ATLAS OF FLOWERING PLANTS.

LECTURE SCHEDULE:

 DATE                      TOPIC                                 READING (Jones & Luch.)

1 Sep Introduction 1-10,55-78
3 Sep Vegetative Morphology 216-232
8 Sep Vegetative Morphology 216-232
10 Sep Reproductive Morphology 232-252
15 Sep Reproductive Morphology 232-252
17 Sep The Magnoliophyta 114-153
22 Sep Magnoliidae 296-306
24 Sep Magnoliidae-Hamamelidae 306-317
29 Sep EXAMINATION I
1 Oct Hamamelidae 317-324
6 Oct Caryophyllidae 324-333
8 Oct Caryophyllidae 324-333
13 Oct Dilleniidae 335-349
15 Oct Dilleniidae 335-349
20 Oct Rosidae 351-390
22 Oct Rosidae 351-390
27 Oct EXAMINATION II
29 Oct Rosidae -Asterideae 351-418
3 Nov Asteridae 390-418
5 Nov Asteridae 390-418
10 Nov Asteridae 390-418
12 Nov Historical Background & Nomenclature 11-53
17 Nov Alismatidae-Arecidae 418-426
19 Nov EXAMINATION III
24 Nov Arecidae-Commelinidae (Collections due this week!) 427-436
26 Nov Commelinidae-Zingberidae 436-441
1 Dec Liliidae 441-450
3 Dec Angiosperm Evolution 157-184
8 Dec Reading Day
15 Dec FINAL EXAMINATION (8-10 a.m.)

TESTING: Lecture exams will be a combination of structure identification, short answer, and matching. Old exams can be reviewed on the www; start with the Botn 201 home page. NOTE: CHANGES TO EXAM GRADES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ONLY ONE WEEK AFTER EXAMS ARE RETURNED.

EXAMINATION COVERAGE POINTS DATE

I Lectures of 1 Sep through 100 29 Sep 24 Sep

II Lectures of 1 Oct through 100 27 Oct 22 Oct

III Lectures of 29 Oct through 100 19 Nov 17 Nov

FINAL Lectures of 24 Nov through 150 15 Dec 3 Dec (70 points) 8-10 a.m. + Comprehensive (80 points)

TOTAL 450


LABORATORY:

The laboratory point total is 450. Your final grade will be computed on the basis of 900 points. 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. Manhart must be notified ASAP and within 48 hours of the missed exam. Documentation of the reason the examination was missed must be provided by the student (example: note from the health center or private physician if ill). DO NOT WAIT TO SEE DR. MANHART PERSONALLY IF YOU KNOW YOU WILL MISS AN EXAM - contact by phone immediately and bring in written excuse. You may also leave a message with the Departmental Secretary (845-3346) or the Lab Coordinator, Monique, at 845-8650.


COPYRIGHT AND PLAGIARISM
The handouts and web pages used in this course are copyrighted. Handouts include but are not limited to syllabi, quizzes, exams, lab problems, in-class materials, review sheets, and additional problem sets. Because these materials are copyrighted, you do not have the right to copy the handouts, unless you are expressly given permission.

As commonly defined, plagiarism consists of passing off as one's own the ideas, words, writings, etc., which belong to another. In accordance with this definition, you are committing plagiarism if you copy the work of another person and turn it in as your own, even if you should have the permission of that person. Plagiarism is one of the worst academic sins, for the plagiarist destroys the trust among colleagues without which research cannot be safely communicated.

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Last Modified Aug. 19 1997