BIOL 632 Advanced Plant Taxonomy
This course is designed to give students a strong grounding in the dynamic field of Plant Taxonomy. Students will be expected to gain a working knowledge of the identification and classification of members of the Plant Kingdom, emphasizing phylum and family characteristics. Major Bryophyte, Pteridophyte, Gymnosperm, and Angiosperm families are studied in lecture and laboratory formats. Additionally the course will provide an understanding of principles and rules for proper botanical nomenclature. Preparation of collections; field and laboratory experiences; one weekend field trip required. Three hours of lecture and two hours lab per week. Lab format will include individual or small group research projects culminating in presentation of projects.
Prerequisites: GrS and permission of instructor.
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