Spring 2000

Botany

BIO 1010, Section 03132

Lecture Syllabus

Welcome to Botany! In this course we will explore the chemistry, structure and anatomy of simple and complex plants. You will learn about cells, plant genetics and the diversity of the plant kingdom as well as the ecological roles of plants.

Credits: 3 credits

Prerequisites: none

Instructor: Thorne Abbott

Office Room: #HT 739

Office Phone: # (301) 934-7814

Email:

Office Hours:

Course Description:

Class Schedule:

Course Objectives:

  1. To acquaint the student with fundamental concepts of biology.
  2. To teach the student about cell structure and biochemistry particularly as they relate to plants.
  3. To introduce the student to the basic laws of inheritance and the principles of evolution as they apply to plants.
  4. To explore the variety of ecological roles plants play in the environment.
  5. To introduce students to plant diversity and taxonomy.
  6. To teach the student about energy flow in the environment and the role of photosynthesis in the ecosystem.
  7. To relate these concepts to contemporary issues familiar to the students.

General Education Skills and Knowledge:

  1. The ability to read college-level material.
  2. To define or interpret unfamiliar words, and to use features such as the table of contents, index, appendix and glossary.
  3. Conduct careful, thoughtful observations of objects in nature and science.
  4. Describe their observations and measurements accurately using appropriate terms and units.
  5. Interpret and draw conclusions based on their observations and measurements.
  6. Evaluate the significance of their conclusions.
  7. Interpret, analyze and evaluate spoken messages
  8. Identify the main and subordinate ideas in spoken messages.
  9. Distinguish between informative and persuasive spoken messages.
  10. Follow spoken instructions.
  11. Recognize valid and invalid reasoning.
  12. Understand and use inductive and deductive reasoning
  13. Draw reasonable conclusions from information found in various sources.
  14. Distinguish between fact, opinion and inference.
  15. Compare, contrast and classify information and concepts.
  16. Recognize cause and effect

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THE LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM A CLASS WITHOUT A GRADE, OR TO CHANGE AN AUDIT-TO-CREDIT, AND CREDIT TO AUDIT, IS FRIDAY APRIL 21, 2000.

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Grade Calculation for Lectures:

General Final Grading Scale for Course Grade:

Make Up Exam Policy:

  1. For valid reasons (i.e., hospital stay, emergencies, etc.), a student MAY be excused from taking an exam at the scheduled time. In order to do this, the student MUST discuss with the instructor the reason for being excused, obtain permission, and make arrangements to take the exam either before or after the scheduled time.
  1. If a student fails to take an exam at the scheduled time without permission of the instructor, she/he must present a written excuse (i.e., doctor’s note, etc.). In this case, the student MUST make arrangements to take the exam WITHIN ONE WEEK of the originally scheduled time. IF THE STUDENT FAILS TO FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE, SHE/HE WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF ZERO (0) FOR THAT EXAM.

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Botany

BIO 1010, Section 03132

Lecture Syllabus Spring 2000

Wk #

Day

Date

Topic

Chapter

Library

1

Tuesday

2/1

Introduction

   

Thursday

2/3

World of Biology

1, 2

 

2

Tuesday

2/8

Chemistry of Life

3

 

Thursday

2/10

Organic Compounds

4

 

3

Tuesday

2/15

Cell Structure

5

 

Thursday

2/17

Review

   

4

Tuesday

2/22

EXAM #1

   

Thursday

2/24

Mitosis

10

CD-ROM

5

Tuesday

2/29

Meiosis

10

CD-ROM

Thursday

3/2

Inheritance

11

 

6

Tuesday

3/7

Genetics

12

CD-ROM

Thursday

3/9

DNA

13

Video

7

Tuesday

3/14

RNA

14, 15

Video

Thursday

3/16

Taxonometry

20

 

8

Tuesday

3/21

Review

   

Thursday

3/23

EXAM #2

   
 

3/28

Spring Break

College Closed (3/25 - 4/2)

 

3/30

9

Tuesday

4/4

Microorganisms

21

CD-ROM

Thursday

4/6

Algae

21

CD-ROM

10

Tuesday

4/11

Fungi

22

CD-ROM

Thursday

4/13

Plants

23

CD-ROM

11

Tuesday

4/18

Plant Structure

26

 

Thursday

4/20

Leaves, Stems, & Roots

27, 28

 

12

Tuesday

4/25

EXAM #3

   

Thursday

4/27

Energy & Respiration

7, 8

CD-ROM

13

Tuesday

5/2

Photosynthesis

9

CD-ROM

Thursday

5/4

Flowers & Seeds

29, 30

 

14

Tuesday

5//9

Ecosystems & Habitat

47, 48

 

Thursday

5/11

EXAM #4

   

THE LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM A CLASS WITHOUT A GRADE, OR TO CHANGE AN AUDIT-TO-CREDIT, AND CREDIT TO AUDIT, IS FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2000.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE AND THE ASSIGNED ROOM NUMBER IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLED CLASSES THE ACTIVITY PLANNED FOR THE CANCELLED CLASS WILL MOVE TO THE NEXT CLASS ON SO ON.