Biological Sciences, Santa Barbara City College

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Matt Kay: Botany 100:  Fall 2017

CRNs 31005, 33708, 39143
Lecture:  Monday and Wednesday 11:10 - 12:30 in EBS 309
Labs: (EBS 201)   CRN 39143 Tues. 11:10 - 2:15, CRN 33708: Tues. 2:30 - 5:35 pm   CRN 31005: Wed. 7:50 - 10:55am


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Course Syllabus


Week Lecture Notes Lecture Slides, Handouts, etc.
1 Aug 21: Botany, evolution, scientific method  
  Aug 23:  Atoms, molecules and cells  
2 Aug 28: Carbohydrates and proteins  
  Aug 30: Energy I: Respiration Study guide for Quiz 1
3 Sept 4:   HOLIDAY:  NO CLASS  
  Sept 6:  Energy II: Photosynthesis I   Quiz I (Aug 21 - Aug 30) Chemistry of Photosynthesis Study Guide
4 Sept 11:  Energy II: Photosynthesis II C fixation
  Sept 13: Energy III:  Photosynthesis III Lipids - Lab Lecture Week 4
5 Sept 18: Midterm I (Aug 21 - Sept. 18) Study Guide for Midterm 1
  Sept 20: Science and "information integrity"  
6 Sept 25:  Primary tissues:  overview, leaves Primary tissues I &  Leaves:  Lecture slides
  Sept 27:  Primary tissues:  Stems  Study guide for Quiz II
7 Oct 2:  Primary tissues:  overview, roots  Quiz II (Sept 25, 27)  
  Oct 4: Xylem and phloem function  Xylem and Phloem lecture slides
8 Oct 9: Secondary tissues:  Wood and bark Study Guide for Quiz III
  Oct 11 Secondary metabolites  Quiz III (Oct 2 - 9)  
9 Oct 16: Midterm II (Sept 20 - Oct 11)  
  Oct 18:  Algae, the plant-like protists  
10 Oct 23:  Bryophytes and seedless vascular plants (ferns, etc)  
  Oct 25: Evolution of four plant lineages  
11 Oct 30:  Gymnosperms   
  Nov 1:  Angiosperms I    Quiz IV (Oct 19 - Nov 2) Study Guide for Quiz IV
12 Nov 6:  Angiosperms II  
  Nov 8:  Seeds:  Adaptations and ecology  
13 Nov 13: Midterm III (Oct 19 - Nov 9)  
  Nov 15: Selective Breeding, GMOs, Botany of Desire  
14 Nov 20:  Kingdom Fungi  
  Nov 22:  Plant Communities I Fungi lecture slides
15 Nov 27:  Plant communities II  
  Nov 29:  Ecosystem services  Quiz V (nov 16 - 30)  
16 Final Exam: Monday, Dec 4, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in EBS 301 Study Guide for Final Exam

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