BOTANY 201
TAXONOMY OF FLOWERING PLANTS
Lecture Syllabus - Spring 1995

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Hugh Wilson, Room 306 Eugene Butler Hall (Next to Heldenfels Hall). Office hours: MTWR 1:00 - 3:00 (or by appointment at other times), Phone: 845-3354 (can leave a message after 4 rings), email: h-wilson @ tamu.edu

TEXT: 1. Jones, S. B. and A. E. Luchsinger. (J&L) 1986. Plant Systematics (purchase not required). 2. BOTN 201 'Lecture Notes' (purchase is required) provide background information for each lecture. Obtain (packet # 128) with lab materials at 'Copy Corner', Redmond Terrace Mall near junction of George Bush Drive and Texas Ave.


Schedule:
                                            Readings
  DATE (MW)	TOPIC	                  Notes	/ (J&L)
18 January	Introduction              1- 3	 1-10, 55-78
23 January	Vegetative Morphology     4- 8	 216-232 
25 January	Vegetative Morphology     9-13	 216-232 
30 January	Reproductive Morphology  14-18	 232-252 
 1 February	Reproductive Morphology  19-24	 232-252 
 6 February	The Magnoliophyta        25-28	 114-153 
	        EXAM I                   (IN LAB: 13-17 February)
 8 February	Magnoliidae              35-41	 296-306 
13 February	Magnoliidae-Hamamelidae  42-48	 306-317
15 February	Hamamelidae              49-56	 317-324
20 February	Caryophyllidae           57-61	 324-333 
22 February	Caryophyllidae           62-69	 324-333 
27 February	Nomenclature             29-34	   38-53 
 1 March	EXAM II		 
 6 March 	Dilleniidae              70-75	 335-350 
 8 March	Dilleniidae              76-80	 335-350 
13-17 March	Spring Break  
20 March	Dilleniidae 	         81-83	 335-350 
22 March	Rosidae                  84-89	 351-391
27 March	Rosidae	                 90-96	 351-391
29 March	Rosidae                  97-103	 351-391 
 3 April	Asteridae                109-113 391-418 
 5 April	Asteridae                114-119 391-418 
10 April	Asteridae                120-124 391-418 
12 April	EXAM III
17 April	Alismatidae-Arecidae     130-134 418-426 
19 April	Arecidae-Commelinidae    135-138 427-436
20 April	Commelinidae              39-141 436-440 
24 April	Zingberidae-Liliidae     142-144 440-446 
26 April	Liliidae                 145-147 446-450
 1 May	        Angiosperm Evolution     148-150 157-184 
 3 May	        Historical Background     125-12  11- 34 
 8 May 	        FINAL EXAM		BSBE 115, 8-10 a.m.
                                                                                                                Readings

MATERIAL ON RESERVE IN LIBRARY: 1. Biology 201 exam file (2) 2. Wood, 1974. A STUDENT'S ATLAS OF FLOWERING PLANTS. 3. Heywood, 1985. FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE WORLD. 4. Text (J&L- 2).


TESTING:

Hour Exam I: Covers lectures of 18 January through 6 February (Mostly Morphology/Terminology). Valued at 60 points. Taken IN LAB during the week of 13 February.

Hour Exam II: Covers lectures of 8 through 27 February (1st half of the dicots). Valued at 120 points. Taken on 1 March.

Hour Exam III: Covers lectures of 6 March through 10 April (2nd half of the dicots). Valued at 120 points. Taken on 12 April.

Final Exam: Covers lectures of 17 April through 3 May (Monocots - 100 points) and lectures of 18 January through 10 April (Comprehensive - 100 points). Valued at 200 points. Taken on 8 May from 8 to 10 a.m. in BSBE 115.

POP QUIZES: Five short-answer quizes administered during any lecture. 50 points total.

Total points from lecture examinations/quizes: 550


LABORATORY: The laboratory point total is 350. Your final grade will therefore be computed on the basis of 900 points (900-810=A, 809-719=B, etc.). 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), the Butler Hall Secretary (Ann Harris at 845-3346), or the BOTN 201 Lab Coordinator (Monique Reed at 845-8650 or monique@bio.tamu.edu).

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 in rm. 126 of the Koldus Student Services Building (845-1637).


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