Botany 152 Survival Manual

Botany 152 Survival Manual

Lynn J. Fancher, Instructor Office Hours
IC3113d Monday: 2-4 pm
942-2127 (ext. 2127, 2125) Tuesday: no hours Wednesday: 2-4 pm
Mailbox: IC 3028 Thursday: 2-4 pm
Friday: 11 am-3 pm [IC-3D]

Required Texts: Recommended:

For a topical outline of this course and chapter references from the textbook, go here.

Grading Scale Class Assignments
90% - 100% = A 3 Exams: 300 points
80% - 89.9% = B Prairie Journal: 50 points +
70% - 79.9% = C Field: 15 points per trip
60% - 69.9% = D Lab Cards: 60 points
<60% = F Herbarium Collection: 50 points

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Attendance: Attendance during lab and at all field activities is required. Point penalties will result from every absence. Lecture and lab days are not always predictable, so you should plan in attending class every day.

Exams: All exams will be short answer/essay style. There will be three exams, worth a total of 300 points. Exams will cover both lecture and lab materials. Missing any exam without replacing it will be grounds for failing this class. The last exam may not be made up.

Missed exams: Follow this link for the procedure to follow if you miss an exam. The most important things to remember are:
  1. If you know that you will be unable to attand a scheduled exam, it is your responsibility to make arrangements for a possible early exam. If you fail to take your exam early, you must follow regular rules for missed exams.
  2. Most important! You must notify me no later than the day of the exam of your absence and the reason for that absence. If you fail to follow this rule, I am within my rights to refuse to give you a replacement exam. Absolutely no exceptions to this requirement.
  3. If you miss an exam, and take proper action (as per #2 above), you will probably qualify for a replacement exam. See here for specifics.

Lab Cards: The lab work in this class is very free form. Your quarter long assignment will be to observe and intelligently draw as many different examples of the organisms we cover as you can, creating at least one 4"x6" index card for each species examined. Follow this link for more information.

Prairie Journal: You are to select a maintained prairie and monitor its progress over the quarter. Follow the link for details. INDEPENDENT

Field: In addition to your journaled prairie, you are to make a single visit to each of three additional field locations. Follow the link for details. INDEPENDENT

Herbarium Collection: You are to make a small collection of pressed plants. Follow the link for details. INDEPENDENT

Facts of Life: Go here to check out some important vital statistics of this class.

No extra credit assignments will be considered for this class