1103 - BIOLOGY OF PLANTS - FALL 2007
The readings listed below should be done before
the corresponding lecture material is presented. Lecture content will be
presented on the assumption that the respective assignments have been read.
Required reading assignments are from Stern, K., R., J. E. Bidlack, and S. H.
Jansky. 2008. Introductory Plant Biology, McGraw-Hill. 616 pp..
Additional reading assignments from other sources may be incorporated into the
content of this course as deemed necessary by the instructor.
REQUIREMENTS AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES
Biology of Plants is primarily a lecture course presented as two 75-minute lectures per week. Demonstrations will be used to illustrate particular principles, as applicable. This class is one in which we are continually building on the material that we have previously covered. It is suggested that you keep abreast of the material and study some after each class as opposed to trying to “cram” prior to the exams. During the lecture period, all cell phones; pagers or automatic alarm watches should be turned off before entering the classroom in order to prevent disturbing the class. It is strongly recommended that students retain and consult their syllabus and read associated text chapters.
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Any student having a certified handicapping condition should see the instructor and/or Disability Services (Telephone No. 870 972-3964) about making any necessary course modifications as early in the course as possible.
D. Examinations (Tentative Dates)
Exams will be handed out at the beginning of class and will be collected at the end of the one hour. Should a student arrive late, he/she will not be given extra time. Memorizing course information will be insufficient to receive full credit on exams. A student must know, understand, and be able to apply content presented in this class. Exam format will consist primarily of multiple choice, although other types of questions (e.g., true or false questions, short answer, fill-in-the blank, essay, definitions of terminology, problem-solving exercises, etc.), may be utilized by the instructor to assess the level of understanding and integration of knowledge on the part of the student. Students need to bring a No. 2 pencil to the exam to use for written responses to questions on exams. Announced quizzes, unannounced quizzes, and additional assignments may be given during the course of the semester, and these scores integrated into the total possible number of points a student can earn.
Testing conditions: Once an exam has been handed out, students are not allowed to leave the classroom and return. Please make every effort to come to the classroom prepared for the test. If it is necessary for you to wear a hat, the bill must be turned so your face is not obscured during the test. All cell phones; pagers or automatic alarm watches should be turned off before entering the classroom in order to prevent disturbing the class. All personal items must be stored under your desk so that the exam proctor may use the aisles during the exam. Writing utensils will not be provided.
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Letter grades will be determined from the percentage of points earned by the student from the total number of possible points (450 points).
Make up Policy
Exams must be taken on the date scheduled. Make-up exams will be given only for approved documented excuses. A student must contact the instructor (or departmental secretary - Telephone No. 870 972-3082) no later than the date of the exam and be prepared to have documentation. Not following this procedure may result in a failing grade on that exam.
Circumstances may arise during the course that prevents the instructor from fulfilling each and every component of this syllabus; therefore, the syllabus should be viewed as a guide and is subject to change. Students will be notified prior to any changes.