BIOLOGY 301 - TAXONOMY OF FLOWERING PLANTS--Fall 2009

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 at tamu.edu

LECTURE LOCATION:  Room 255, Chemistry Building

COURSE INFORMATION PACKETS: Lab packets, both identification key (packet # 5891), and general lab handouts (packet # 5890) can be obtained from Copy Corner.

 LECTURE SCHEDULE

DATE
TOPIC
LAB (WEEK OF)
31 August
Introduction Exercise in Key Construction
  2 September Vegetative Structure and Terminology I
  4 September Vegetative Structure and Terminology II
  7 September
Reproductive Structure and Terminology I Vegetative Characters/ Campus Walk
  9 September
Reproductive Structure and Terminology II
11 September
Flowering Plants - Origin/Classification
14 September
Examination I (31 Aug.  through 11 Sept.) Using the Key - Reproductive Characters
16 September
Magnoliidae
18 September
Magnoliidae
21 September
Hamamelidae Magnoliidae - Hamamelidae
23 September
Hamamelidae
25 September
Caryophyllidae
28 September
Caryophyllidae Caryophyllidae
30 September
Caryophyllidae
  2 October Nomenclature
  5 October Dilleniidae Dilleniidae
  7 October
Dilleniidae
  9 October
Dilleniidae
12 October
Examination II (16 Sept. through 9 Oct.) Lab Practical I, Specimen Prep Trip
14 October
Rosidae
16 October
Rosidae
19 October
Rosidae Rosidae--1st 5 specimens due
21 October
Rosidae 
23 October
Asteridae
26 October
Asteridae Field Trip (Lick Creek Park)
28 October
Asteridae
30 October
Asteridae
  2 November Examination III (14 Oct. through 30 Oct.) Asteridae
  4 November Liliopsida - Alismatidae 
  6 November Arecidae
  9 November
Commelinidae  Liliopsida I
11 November
Commelinidae
13  November
Commelinidae-Zingberidae
16 November
Liliidae Liliopsida II
18 November
Liliidae
20 November
Examination IV (4 Nov. through 18 Nov)
23 November
Evolution of Classification Systems Work Week, Collections Due
25 November
walk
30 November
Pteridophytes Lab Practical II
  1 December Pteridophytes/Gymnosperms
  4 December Gymnosperms
  7 December
Flowering Plant Evolution
14 December
Final Exam - 8:00 a.m. --  10:00 a.m..

TESTING:
 

EXAM
COVERAGE
POINTS
DATE
I
Lectures of 31 August-11 September - Mostly Morphology/Terminology
50
 14 September
II
Lectures of 16 September through 9 October--Dicots 1
100
  12 October
III
Lectures of  14 October through 30 October - Dicots 2
100
2 November
IV
Lectures of  4 November through 18 November - Monocots
100
20 November
POP
5 quizzes comprehensive
50
any lecture
FINAL
Lectures of 23 November through 7 December - (50 points) and lectures of 31 August through 18 November (100 points) Comprehensive
150
14 December 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.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 Monique Reed, Nov. 23,  2009


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