W.P. Armstrong Botany 115 Fall Lecture Schedule
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Botany 115 Plants & People Lecture Schedule

Plants and People (Botany 115) W.P. Armstrong, Instructor

Lecture Units and Textbook Chapters:

Text: Simpson, B.B. and M.C. Orgorzaly. 1995. Economic Botany:
Plants in Our World
(2nd Edition). McGraw-Hill Book Co., N.Y.
Note: The textbook for this class is recommended but not required.

Other Economic & Ethnobotanical References: See Economic Plant Families

Major Lecture Unit
Chapters in Text
Introduction To Plants & People (Economic Botany)
1, 3
Unit 1: Survey Of The Plant Kingdom

   1-A. Articles About Plants, Algae, Fungi & Bacteria

2 (49-65), 19
   1-B. Insect-Plant Relationships

   1-C. Plant Ecology

Exam #1 Survey Of The Plant Kingdom
Unit 2: Plant Biochemistry

1 (2-12)
     2-A. Carbohydrates

     2-B. Proteins (Legumes)

     2-C. Nucleic Acids & Cladistics

2 (50-65)
     2-D. Terpenes (Resins, Latex, Steroids)

9, 11 (363-375),
12 (383-393)
     2-E. Phenolic Compounds (Herbs, Dyes, Tannins)

9 (herbs),
16 (530-541)
     2-F. Glucosides

     2-G. Alkaloids

12, 13, 14
Exam #2 Plant Chemistry And Economic Products
Unit 3: Fruits & Vegetables (Supermarket Botany)
[Including Polyploidy & Seedless Fruits]

     3-A. Articles About Fruits & Vegetables

Stem Vegetables
Edible Palm Fruits
Major Fruit Types
Polk Salad Greens
The Cassava & Taro
Other Tropical Fruits
Breadfruit & Jackfruit
Brazil Nuts & Cashews
Economic Plant Families
Radish, Beets & Onions
The World's Largest Fruit
Durian, Papaya & Mango
Prickly Pear Cactus Fruits
The Truth About True Nuts
Pomegranate & Persimmon
Mustard Family Vegetables
Hybrid Mustards And Beets
Far Out Fruits From Far East
Mammee Apple & Coco Plum
Tomato, Tomatillo & Eggplant
Chile Peppers & Black Pepper
Sweet Potatoes And Columbus
The World's Largest Vegetable
The Wonderful World of Gourds
Sugar Cane, Pineapple & Coffee
Grape, Blackberry & Strawberry
Palm Fruits: Pejibaye & Oil Palm
Tamarind, Guava & Passion Fruit
Apples, Pears, Peaches, Avocados
Persimmon, Sapote & Pomegranate
Soursop, Sugar Apple & Cherimoya
Supermarket Botany 1 Crossword Puzzle
Supermarket Botany 2 Crossword Puzzle
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
     3-B. Plant Genetics and Polyploidy

Exam #3 Supermarket Botany & Plant Genetics
Unit 4: Economically Important Plant Families

6, 15
     4-A. Grains & Forage Grasses
     4-B. Alcoholic Beverages
Exam #4 Economically Important Plant Families
Unit 5: Gross Structure (Morphology) of Plants
[Vegetative & Reproductive Structures]

1 (15-36), 4,
5, 7, 8
     5-A. Cell Structure & Function (Physiology)
     5-B. Wood and Wood Products

     5-C. Fibers and Textiles

Exam #5 Plant Anatomy: Wood & Plant Fibers

The grade scale will be based on the total points of the highest student:

> 95% = A   > 85% = B   > 65% = C   > 50% = D   Less Than 50% = F

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Note: The grade scale cut-offs may seem too difficult, but they are based on the highest student rather than the total points. The following chart shows a typical biology class comparing the number of letter grades based on the total points (green) with the number of letter grades based on the highest student (red). There are usually mores A's and B's when the grade scale is based on the highest student:

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