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 301 home page. However, remember that the old exams are for the old course, Botn 201, which did not cover all the material that is covered in Botn 301.
HOME PAGE - http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/tfp/tfphome1.html
TEXTS: Walters, D.R. & Keil, D.J. Vascular Plant Taxonomy, 4th ed. - (REQUIRED), Lab key pack #168 (REQUIRED), and Lab Handouts pack #169 (REQUIRED) from Copy Corner.
DATE TOPIC READING (W& K) 27 Aug Introduction Chapter 1 29 Aug Vegetative Morphology Chapter 3 31 Aug Vegetative Morphology Chapter 3 3 Spet Ferns and Gymnosperms Chapters 8 & 9 5 Sept Angiosperms Chapter 10 7 Sept Angiosperms Chapter 10 10 Sept Breeding Systems 12 Sept Examination I 14 Sept Magnoliidae Chapter 11 17 Sept Magnoliidae Chapter 11 19 Sept Magnoliidae--Hamamelidae Chapter 11 & 18 21 Sept Hamamelidae Chapter 18 24 Sept Hamamelidae Chapter 18 26 Sept Caryophyllidae Chapter 17 28 Sept Examination II 1 Oct Caryophyllidae Chapter 17 3 Oct Dilleniidae Chapter 16 5 Oct Dilleniidae Chapter 16 8 Oct Dilleniidae Chapter 16 10 Oct Rosidae Chapter 13 12 Oct Rosidae Chapter 13 15 Oct Rosidae Chapter 13 17 Oct Rosidae Chapter 13 19 Oct Examination III 22 Oct Floristic Regions of Texas 24 Oct Asteridae Chapter 14 26 Oct Asteridae I Chapter 14 29 Oct Asteridae I Chapter 14 31 Oct Asteridae I and II Chapters 14 & 15 2 Nov Asteridae III Chapter 15 5 Nov Historical Background and Nomenclature Chapter 2 7 Nov Examination IV 9 Nov Alismatidae Chapter 19 12 Nov Arecidae Chapter 19 14 Nov Commelinidae Chapter 20 16 Nov Commelinidae Chapter 20 19 Nov Commelinidae-Zingiberidae Chapters 19 & 20 21 Nov Liliidae Chapter 20 26 Nov Liliidae Chapter20 28 Nov Angiosperm evolution 30 Nov Examination V 3 Dec Review 12 Dec Final Exam 10:30-12:30 a.m.
Regular examinations are worth 75 points, for a total of 375 points. There will be seven or eight unannounced pop quizzes at 10 points each, with anything over 50 pts counted as bonus points. These will usually be given on days of low attendance. The optional final is comprehensive and is worth 100 points. Makeup exams will only be given for university excused absences. Let me know immediately if you cannot be present at an exam.
The laboratory point total is 400. Your final grade will be computed on the basis of 825 points without the optional final and 925 points with the final. Specific point values in lab will be provided in the laboratory schedule.
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