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 101, Richardson Petroleum Engineering Building
COURSE INFORMATION PACKETS: Lab packets, both identification key (packet #5461), and general lab handouts (packet #5460) can be obtained from Copy Corner.
||Introduction||no lab 1st week of classes
|23 January||Vegetative Structure and Terminology I|
|26 January||Vegetative Structure and Terminology II||Exercise in Key Construction|
|28 January||Reproductive Structure and Terminology I|
|30 January||Reproductive Structure and Terminology II|
| 2 February
||Flowering Plants - Origin/Classification||Vegetative Characters/ Campus Walk|
|4 February||Examination I (21 Jan. through 2 Feb.)|
|9 February||Magnoliidae||Using the Key - Reproductive Characters|
|16 February||Caryophyllidae||Magnoliidae - Hamamelidae|
| 2 March
|4 March||Examination II (6 Feb. through 2 Mar.)|
|9 March||Rosidae||Lab Practical I, Specimen Prep Trip|
|SPRING BREAK - WEEK
OF 16 MARCH
|23 March||Asteridae||Rosidae--1st specimens due|
|30 March||Asteridae||Field Trip (Lick Creek Park)|
| 1 April
||Examination III (6 Mar. through 30 Mar.)|
|3 April||Liliopsida - Alismatidae|
|10 April||no class - "reading day"
|20 April||Liliidae||Liliopsida II - Collections Due|
|22 April||Examination IV (3 Apr. through 20 Apr)|
|24 April||Evolution of Classification Systems|
|27 April||Pteridophytes||Lab Practical II|
|4 May||Flowering Plant Evolution|
|11 May||Final Exam - 8:00
a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
||in Lecture room
||Lectures of 21 January-2 February - Mostly Morphology/Terminology||
| 4 February
||Lectures of 6 February through 2
| 4 March
||Lectures of 6 March through 30 March - Dicots 2||
| 1 April
||Lectures of 3 April through 20 April - Monocots||
||5 quizzes - comprehensive||
||Lectures of 24 April through 4 May - (50 points) and lectures of 21 January through 20 April (100 points) Comprehensive||
|11 May 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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
environment that provides for reasonable accommodation, as defined in
the Americans with
Disabilities Act. If you feel that you have a disability requiring
please contact the Office of Support Services for Students with
Disabilities at 845-1637.
by Hugh Wilson, January, 2009