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 #143 (REQUIRED), and Lab Handouts pack #144 (REQUIRED) from Copy Corner.
DATE TOPIC READING (W& K) 21 Jan Introduction Chapter 1 23 Jan
Vegetative Morphology Chapter 3 26 Jan
Vegetative Morphology Chapter 3 28 Jan
Ferns and Gymnosperms Chapters 8 & 9 30 Jan
Angiosperms Chapter 10 2 Feb
Angiosperms Chapter 10 4 Feb
Historical Background & Nomenclature Chapter 2
Magnoliidae Chapter 11 13 Feb
Magnoliidae Chapter 11 16 Feb
Magnoliidae--Hamamelidae Chapters 11 & 18 18 Feb
Hamamelidae Chapter 18 20 Feb
Hamamelidae Chapter 18 23 Feb
Caryophyllidae Chapter 17 27 Feb
Caryophyllidae Chapter 17 1 Mar
Dilleniidae Chapter 16 3 Mar
Dilleniidae Chapter 16 5 Mar
Dilleniidae Chapter 16 8 Mar
Rosidae Chapter 13 10 Mar
Rosidae Chapter 13 12 Mar
Rosidae Chapter 13 22 Mar Rosidae Chapter 13 24 Mar Examination III
Floristic Regions of Texas
Asteridae Chapter 14 31 Mar Asteridae I Chapter 14 2 Apr
Asteridae I Chapter 14 5 Apr
Asteridae I and II
Chapters 14 & 15
Asteridae II Chapter 15 9 Apr
12 Apr Examination IV
Alismatidae & Arecidae
Chapter 19 16 Apr
Commelinidae Chapter 20 19 Apr
Commelinidae Chapter 20 21 Apr
Commelinidae & Zingiberidae
Chapters 20 & 19
Liliidae Chapter 19 26 Apr
Liliidae Chapter 19 28 Apr
Invasive Plants and Angiosperm Evolution
Review (Dead Day)
Final Exam (8 to 10 a.m.)
Regular examinations are worth 75 points, for a total of 375 points, and the lowest score will be dropped, for a total of 300 points. You are required to take all the exams unless you have a university excused absence. If you have an excused absence, the missed exam grade will be dropped as the lowest. If you do not have a university excuse, you will be given a zero and that grade will not be dropped. Let me know as soon as possible if you know you are going to miss an exam. There will be seven or eight unannounced pop quizzes at 10 points each, with anything over 50 pts counted as bonus points. The final is comprehensive and is worth 100 points. Exam scores will be available using WebCT. We are not allowed to post scores in any other manner or give scores via e-mail or over the phone.
The laboratory point total is 400. Your final grade will be computed on the basis of 850 points. Specific point values in lab will be provided in the laboratory schedule.
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last updated January 8, 2004