UNCP BIO 3400 - Syllabus (5 pages)

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Bio 3400 - Plant Systematics
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Biology 3400 Plant Systematics Spring 2012 Syllabus Instructor Phone Office E mail Web page Office hours Lisa Kelly Ph D 910 521 6377 Oxendine Room 2221 lisa kelly uncp edu http www uncp edu home kellyl M 11 30 AM 12 30 PM M 3 30 4 30 PM T 3 00 4 00 PM W 10 00 AM 12 00 PM Lecture Lab TR 12 30 1 45 PM Oxendine Room 1111 R 2 00 3 50 PM Oxendine Room 1111 Textbook Simpson M G 2006 Plant Systematics Elsevier Academic Press San Diego CA Lab texts Radford A E H E Ahles and C R Bell 1968 Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas The University of North Carolina Press Chapel Hill NC Walters D R and D J Keil 1996 Vascular Plant Taxonomy Fourth Edition Kendall Hunt Publishing Company Dubuque Iowa You don t need to purchase the lab texts The Biology Department will loan you these Supplies required brick hammer pruning shears and field notebook to be handed in Course objectives The major objectives of this course are to introduce you to systematic botany and field collection techniques Lectures will consider the major aspects of systematics identification nomenclature classification and phylogeny Laboratories will emphasize structural terminology the use of identification keys and family descriptions identification of fresh and pressed plant specimens and techniques for collecting and preparing pressed plant specimens Emphasis will be placed on identification of the local flora Laboratories will frequently meet outdoors Three lectures and a twohour laboratory period weekly Credit 4 semester hours Prerequisites BIO 1000 BIO 1010 or BIO 2200 ENV 2200 or permission of the instructor Grading policies Your grade in this course will be based on several evaluation tools including lecture exams lab practicals lab assignments and a plant collection Lecture exams and lab practicals will be largely objective containing multiple formats but will include some discussion questions Make up of a single missed exam will be allowed only for a reasonable excuse and will be given during the



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