WF 10:00 AM-12:20 PM
Upon completion of this course, students will be able:
1. To describe the ultrastructure of plant cells.
2. To identify the different plant cell organelles
3. To use common histochemical techniques to distinguish plant cell types and tissues.
4. To identify tissues and organs in plants.
5. To discern tissue and organ organization and function.
6. To identify different organ modifications.
7. To associate anatomical adaptations with the environment in which plants live.
Biol 1544, 3054
Grades are based on the traditional scale as follows:
< 60 F
Laboratory observation sketches are drawn on white paper, clearly identified and with proper labels. They must be kept in a 3-ring binder and handed in on test dates.
Laboratory observation sketches are handed in on test dates unless the student has a compelling reason such as an injury, illness, or family emergency and informs the instructor of the situation in a timely manner (not later than 24 hours).
1. Students must attend lectures and labs.
2. Students must be punctual. Instructor calls roll everyday. Students must be in the classroom when the instructor calls their names.
3. A student with excessive absences may be dropped from the course (2010-2011 Student Handbook, p.39-40). It is my view that three absences during the semester are excessive.
4. Three absences (excused or unexcused) in the laboratory will be grounds for failure of the laboratory. Therefore, a student who accumulates three absences in the laboratory will receive an F in the course.
5. No make-up exams will be given except in cases of authorized absences injury, illness, or family emergency (2010-2011 Student Handbook, p.39-40). If the reason of your absence is a non-life threatening injury or illness or a family emergency, you must contact me without delay. If the reason of your absence is a university activity (athletic, art, music, etc.), you must furnish a letter from the instructor indicating the reason for the absence. If you must be absent from class for a long period of time because of injury, illness, or family emergency, please contact the Dean of Students.
6. Unexcused absences from exams will be recorded as zero.
CELL PHONE ETIQUETTE
I personally consider answering a cell phone and text messaging in class or leaving the classroom to answer a call very impolite. Students who answer their cell phone and/or engage in text messaging will be asked to leave the classroom and will be considered absent. If a student needs to have a cell phone on because an extraordinary circumstance (e.g., having a family member sick at home or in the hospital), he/she must let me know about it before class.
MSU students demand of themselves the highest level of academic honesty as stated in their honor creed “As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so” (2010-2011 Student Handbook, p. 4). In this course you will be asked to work together in groups on assignments and then show your understanding of the topic by writing a summary, answering questions, etc. I want to be absolutely clear on this subject, while I strongly encourage students to discuss assignment materials among themselves, it is absolutely unacceptable to copy each other or share documents electronically. Academic honesty involves the submission of work that is wholly the student’s own work. Academic honesty also involves giving credit or authorship by following the proper citation rules.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY
In accordance with the law, MSU provides students with documented disabilities academic accommodations. If you are a student with a disability, please contact me and Disability Support Services, Clark Student Center, room 168, phone: 397-4140.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.