BIOLOGY 301 - TAXONOMY OF FLOWERING PLANTS--Spring 2010

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 LOCATIONRoom 151 in Francis Hall


COURSE INFORMATION PACKETS: Lab packets, both identification key (packet #6505), and general lab handouts (packet #6504) can be obtained from Copy Corner.

 LECTURE SCHEDULE

DATE
TOPIC
LAB (WEEK OF)
20 January
Introduction no lab 1st week of classes
22 January Vegetative Structure and Terminology I
25 January Vegetative Structure and Terminology II Exercise in Key Construction
27 January Reproductive Structure and Terminology I
29 January Reproductive Structure and Terminology II
  1 February
Flowering Plants - Origin/Classification Vegetative Characters/ Campus Walk
  3 February Examination I (20 Jan.  through 1 Feb.)
  5 February Magnoliidae
  8 February Magnoliidae Using the Key - Reproductive Characters
10 February Hamamelidae
12 February
Hamamelidae
15 February Caryophyllidae Magnoliidae - Hamamelidae
17 February Caryophyllidae
19 February Caryophyllidae
22 February Nomenclature Caryophyllidae
24 February Dilleniidae
26 February Dilleniidae
  1 March
Dilleniidae Dilleniidae
  3 March Examination II (5 Feb. through 1 Mar.)
  5 March Rosidae
  8 March Rosidae Lab Practical I, Specimen Prep Trip
10 March Rosidae
12 March Rosidae 

SPRING BREAK - WEEK OF 15 MARCH

22 March Asteridae Rosidae--1st specimens due
24 March Asteridae
26 March Asteridae
29 March Asteridae  Asteridae
31 March Examination III (5 Mar. through 29 Mar.)
  5 April Liliopsida - Alismatidae  Field Trip (Lick Creek Park)
  7 April Arecidae
  9 April Commelinidae 
12 April Commelinidae Liliopsida I
14 April Commelinidae-Zingberidae
16 April Liliidae
19 April Liliidae Liliopsida II - Collections Due
21 April Examination IV (5 Apr. through 19 Apr)
23 April Evolution of Classification Systems
26 April Pteridophytes Lab Practical II
28 April Pteridophytes/Gymnosperms
30 April Gymnosperms
  3 May Flowering Plant Evolution
 10 May Final Exam - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
in Lecture room


TESTING:
 

EXAM
COVERAGE
POINTS
DATE
I
Lectures of 20 January-1 February - Mostly Morphology/Terminology
50
  3 February
II
Lectures of 5 February through 1 March--Dicots 1
100
  3 March
III
Lectures of  5 March through 29 March - Dicots 2
100
31 March
IV
Lectures of  5 April through 19 April - Monocots
100
21 April
POP
5 quizzes -  comprehensive
50
any lecture
FINAL
Lectures of 23 April through 3 May - (50 points) and lectures of 20 January through 19 April (100 points) Comprehensive
150
10 May 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
January 20, 2010--room change

 January, 15, 2010--packet #s, correct link to lab syllabus, lab order, exam coverage


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