LECTURE SERIES: STRUCTURE

LECTURE SERIES: FUNCTION

BIO/PLS 210 - FALL 2014

TR 11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Thomas Hunt Morgan Biological Science Building room 116

Description: This three-credit course is intended to provide a basic understanding of the natural products and processes that shape the nature of modern plants, and govern their interactions with the environment and with other living organisms. We focus on the structural and biochemical characteristics unique to plants, and develop a basic understanding of how these plant attributes relate to organismic function. Also, we will cover reproduction in flowering plants via seeds, and discuss the general morphology and structure of the basic plant parts and how they grow.

Evaluation: Student performance will be based upon 400 points. The 400 points will come from four 3-hour exams (100 points each). A= 400-360; B= 359-320; C= 319-280; D= 279-240; E= 239 and below.

Exams: The exams will cover material given in lecture and specific reading assignments. The exams will be multiple-choice (computer-graded). Please note, however, that make-up exams may be mostly fill-in-the-blank and/or short essay questions.

No extra credit assignments: There will not be any opportunities to do extra assignments to help pull up your average.

Student Code: Students are expected to abide by the Student Code; thus, cheating will not be tolerated.

Date
Subject Reading Assignment Lectures
Oct. 23
Introduction, chemistry of life (Smalle) Chapter 2 Download Lecture 1.ppt
Oct. 28
Respiration (Smalle) Chapter 9 Download Lecture 2.ppt
Oct. 30
Respiration (Smalle) Chapter 9 Download Lecture 3.ppt
Nov. 4
Photosynthesis (Smalle) Chapter 10 Download Lecture 4.ppt
Nov. 6
Photosynthesis (Smalle) Chapter 10 Download Lecture 5.ppt
Nov. 11
Photosynthesis (Smalle) Chapter 10

Download Lecture 6.ppt

Nov. 13
Exam (100 points)   Answers
Nov. 18
Absorption and Transport Systems (Smalle) Chapter 11 Download Lecture 7.ppt
Nov. 20
Absorption and Transport Systems (Smalle) Chapter 11 Download Lecture 8.ppt
Nov. 25
Cell Cycle (Smalle) Chapter 3 Download Lecture 9.ppt
Nov. 27
Thanksgiving Holiday    
Dec. 2
Control of Development (Smalle) Chapter 15 Download Lecture 10.ppt
Dec. 4
Hormones (Smalle) Chapter 15 Download Lecture 11.ppt
Dec. 9
Light (Smalle) Chapter 15 Download Lecture 12.ppt
Dec. 11
Light (Smalle) Chapter 15 Download Lecture 13.ppt
Dec. 16
FINAL (100 points)