BOTANY 301 - TAXONOMY OF FLOWERING PLANTS
Spring 2004
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
Breeding Systems
  6 Feb
Examination I
  9 Feb
Historical Background & Nomenclature Chapter 2
11 Feb
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
Examination II
25 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
26 Mar
Floristic Regions of Texas
29 Mar
Asteridae Chapter 14
31 Mar Asteridae I Chapter 14
 2 Apr
Asteridae I Chapter 14
 5 Apr
Asteridae I and II
Chapters 14 & 15
 7 Apr
Asteridae II Chapter 15
 9 Apr
Reading Day

12 Apr Examination IV
14 Apr
Alismatidae & Arecidae
Chapter 19
16 Apr
Commelinidae Chapter 20
19 Apr
Commelinidae Chapter 20
21 Apr
Commelinidae & Zingiberidae
Chapters 20 & 19
23 Apr
Liliidae Chapter 19
26 Apr
Liliidae Chapter 19
28 Apr
Invasive Plants and Angiosperm Evolution

30 Apr
Examination V

 3 May
Review (Dead Day)

10 May
Final Exam (8 to 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 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.

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.

STATEMENT ON DISABILITIES: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation for their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Office of Support Services for Students with Disabilities in Room 126 of the Koldus Student Services Building. The phone number is 845-1637.
 

last updated January 8, 2004