Introductory study of the basic principles of plant science, including
comparative examination of morphology, physiology, chemistry, genetics,
ecology and economic uses of major plants.
Credits: 4 Semester Hours
Prerequisites: BIO 110and BIO 110 Lab
Co-requisiste: BIO 261 LAb
Name of Book: Introduction to Botany,
Murrary W. Nabors, Benjamin Cummings Publisher
Calculation of Lecture Grades:
|Final Exam ...........................
* On-line aaactivities maybe assigned on information covered in the 5 units. These assignments will be made during
lecture or via the course website. Due dates will be posted.
- The University Grade Scale will be used to determine final letter
- The lowest passing grade for a course in the major is a C.
- A C- (minus) in this course is NOT a
passing grade for Biology majors.
Course Objectives and Outlines :
- Explain briefly what the scientific method is and what hypotheses
- Name or identify a contribution to the development of botany as
a science made by each of the following: Theophrastus Leeuwenhoek,
Malpighi, Grew, van Belmont, and Linnaeus.
- Know what the Doctrine of Signatures and associated herbals are.
- Understand the major botanical disciplines and indicate briefly
the particular aspect of botany with which each is concerned.
• Attendance Policy All students are expected
to attend every class. In the event a student misses a class due
to illness or a death in the family, a written statement from the
appropriate administrative office will be needed. All students missing
class are responsible for the material covered. It is solely up to
instructor as to whether or not a student is to be excused from any
• Use of Technology. This course will use
technology. Students are expected to use technology in the classroom.
Students are prohibited from browsing the internet during the class
time. Student's caught browsing the internet at unapproved sites
will be asked to leave the class and will receive a grade of "0" for
any missed assignments given in their absences.
• Examinations and Quizzes: There will be several hourly
examinations given in this course as well as several short quizzes, which will
be given periodically. In addition, a comprehensive final examination will be
given. No one will be excused from the final exam for any reason.
Procedure for Make-up examinations and quizzes:
Students missing an exam for ANY reason (including official University
business, illness (with medical excuse), death in family) will need
to arrange with the instructor a make-up exam. Documentation substantiating
the missed exam has to be provided to the instructor the day that the
student returns to class. No makeup quizzes will be given under any
circumstances. Students with written documentation from the student
health service may he excused from missed quizzes at the discretion
of the instructor.
All individuals that will miss a class, regardless of whether or
not a test or quiz is to be give, must notify the instructor well in
advance of their absence. UNIVERSITY BUSINESS DOES NOT INCLUDED
EARLY OR LATE PLANE FLIGHTS BUS OR TRAIN RIDES. Students must
not miss assignments due to travel considerations of any sort, and
this especially includes leaving early or arriving back to campus late
during holiday periods.
Academic Integrity Policy:
All students should exhibit academic honesty in all academic exercises
and assignments. An incident of academic dishonesty occurs when a student
commits any of the following acts:
Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information
or study aids in any academic exercise, which includes all forms of
work, submitted for credit or hours.
Intentionally or unauthorized falsification or invention
of any information or citation in an academic exercise without prior
approval of the author.
The deliberate adoption or reproduction of ideas or words or statements
of another person(s) as one's own, without acknowledgement.
• Attendance will be taken during each class/laboratory session.
Reports submitted for experiments performed on a day that you were
absent would neither be accepted nor graded. In addition, no credit
will be given for quizzes or discussions of experiments conducted in
your absence. Classes will begin at the scheduled time. I expect students
to be in their seats ready to work. It is expected that you will arrive
on time; however I realize that some may have justified reasons for
arriving late. Please discuss them with me.
• All quizzes and exams can be a combination of multiple choice,
short answers and essay question(s). Exams and quizzes should be taken
on the scheduled dates. You will not be allowed to make up quizzes.
Formal excuses must be given for exams that you miss. Makeup exams
will be given only with prior notification. All makeup exams will be
essay only and given during the last week of the semester. Unless
the closure of the University is official (i.e., through announcements
on radio or TV, class will not be canceled, and you will be expected
to be in class.
• Bring your laboratory handouts and notebook to each laboratory
• Students are encouraged to work as groups; however, all reports
are to be written independently.
• Proper behavior is expected during lecture and examinations.
Persons caught cheating will be handled in accordance with the University's
procedures for academic dishonesty.
• My home is my sanctuary. Unless you have an emergency, please
do not call me at home.
• Your lack of preparation for an exam does not constitute an emergency.
If you need to see me make an appointment or come by at the designated office
Requirements for the Student:
- The student should pre-study (read) all new topics before they
are presented in class. You are expected to complete daily homework
assignments by the time class meets the first time following discussion
of lesson material in the classroom. The instructor will ascertain
the daily progress in accomplishing homework exercises and will devote
a portion of classroom activities to the solution of any "troublesome
- Separate notebooks should be maintained for classroom discussion
notes and homework exercises.
- All homework should be carefully completed. A minimum of two hours
outside the class preparing for each hour of class is necessary for
learning and proper understanding of the material.
- Students are strongly encouraged to participate in classroom discussions.
- Tests will be administered during the course; also the student
can expect random quizzes; a departmental final examination will
also be given.
- All cell phones, pages, etc. must be turned off before entering