BIOLOGY 301 - TAXONOMY OF FLOWERING PLANTS--Fall 2007

INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Hugh Wilson, Room 202 Butler Hall. Office hours: TTh 10:30-12:00 (or by appointment at other times), Phone: 845-3354, email: h-wilson@tamu.edu

LECTURE LOCATION:  Eller Oceanography and Meteorology Building (O&M) 112

COURSE INFORMATION PACKETS: Lecture notes (packet #3885 - not required); Lab key (packet #3884), and Lab Handouts (packet #3883) from Copy Corner.

 LECTURE SCHEDULE

DATE
TOPIC
LAB (WEEK OF)
27 August
Introduction Exercise in Key Construction
29 August Vegetative Structure and Terminology I
31 August
Vegetative Structure and Terminology II
  3 September
Reproductive Structure and Terminology I Vegetative Characters/ Campus Walk
  5 September
Reproductive Structure and Terminology II
  7 September
Flowering Plants - Origin/Classification
10 September
Examination I (27 Aug.  through 7 Sept.) Using the Key - Reproductive Characters
12 September
Magnoliidae
14 September
Magnoliidae
17 September
Hamamelidae Magnoliidae - Hamamelidae
19 September
Hamamelidae
21 September
Caryophyllidae
24 September
Caryophyllidae Caryophyllidae
26 September
Caryophyllidae
28 September Nomenclature
  1 October
Dilleniidae Dilleniidae
  3 October
Dilleniidae
  5 October
Dilleniidae
  8 October
Examination II (12 Sept. through 5 Oct.) Lab Practical I, Specimen Prep Trip
10 October
Rosidae
12 October
Rosidae
15 October
Rosidae Rosidae--1st specimens due
17 October
Rosidae 
19 October
Asteridae
22 October
Asteridae Asteridae
24 October
Asteridae
26 October
Asteridae
29 October Examination III (10 Oct. through 26 Oct.) Field Trip (Lick Creek Park)
31 October
Liliopsida - Alismatidae 
  2 November
Arecidae
  5 November
Commelinidae  Liliopsida I
  7 November
Commelinidae
  9 November
Commelinidae-Zingberidae
12 November
Liliidae Liliopsida II
14 November
Liliidae
16 November
Examination IV (31 Oct.  through 14 Nov)
19 November
Evolution of Classification Systems Work Week-- Collections Due
21 November
Pteridophytes
26 November
Pteridophytes/Gymnosperms Lab Practical II
28 November Gymnosperms
30 November
Flowering Plant Evolution
  3 December
The Texas Flora--An Overview

12 December
Final Exam - 10:30 a.m. --12:30 p.m..

MATERIAL ON RESERVE (2nd floor, Evans Library ): 1. Biology 301 exam files (3 sets from Fall, 1999)  2.  Zomlefer, 1994. Guide to Flowering Plant Families   3. Heywood, 1985. Flowering Plants of the World.  4. Walters, D.R. & Keil, D.J. Vascular Plant Taxonomy, 4th ed., 1996.  5. Mabberley, 1987. The Plant-Book. 6.Course Text (2 copies).
 

TESTING:
 

EXAM
COVERAGE
POINTS
DATE
I
Lectures of 27 August-7 September - Mostly Morphology/Terminology
50
10 September
II
Lectures of 12 September through 5 October--Dicots 1
100
  8 October
III
Lectures of  10 October through 26 October - Dicots 2
100
29 October
IV
Lectures of  31 October through 14 November - Monocots
100
16 November
POP
5 quizzes comprehensive
50
any lecture
FINAL
Lectures of 19 November through 3 December - (50 points) and lectures of 27 August through 14 November (100 points) Comprehensive
150
12 December 10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
 
TOTAL:
550
 

LABORATORY:  The laboratory point total is 350 and your final course grade will be based on points earned from a total of 900 (900-810=A, 809-719=B, etc. - see grade/score roster from a previous semester).  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) or the Biology 301 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 at 845-1637.

Last updated by  MDR 21 Aug 2007


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