Biological Sciences, Santa Barbara City College

Botany 122:  Flowering Plant Identification:  Spring 2017                          Matt Kay
students keying on a field trip

CRN 60994: Friday, 9:00- 2:05, EBS 201

Course Syllabus 


       
                 

Week

Date

Lecture

Lab

1

1/20

Course introduction, botany preview taxonomy, plant structures and vocabulary

Ranunculaceae, Papaveraceae

2

1/27

Boraginaceae; Anacardiaceae; Solanaceae;
Brassicaceae

Introduction to dichotomous keys and TJM2; keying

3

2/3

Polygonaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Aizoacaea,
Cactaceae, Chenopodiaceae/Amaranthaceae

Keying

4

2/10

Rosaceae, Rhamnaceae; Cucurbitaceae;
Malvaceae

Keying

5

2/17

Holiday - No Class
Optional Field Trip - Paradise Road (transportation TBD, extra credit, weather permitting)

Holiday – no class

6

2/24

Euphorbiaceae, Salicaceae; Fabaceae;
Asteraceae; Caprifoliaceae

Keying

7

3/3

Crassulaceae; Geraniaceae; Onagraceae;
Poaceae, Cyperaceae, Juncaceae, Typhaceae

Keying

8

3/10

Lamiaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Plantaginaceae,
Orobanchaceae, Phrymaceae

Keying

9

3/17

Polemoneaceae, Ericaceae; Apiaceae

Keying
Campus Field Trip

10

3/24

Field Trip (Location TBD/Figueroa Mountain. Transportation TBD)
Midterm Exam

Field Trip
Lab practical exam

 

SPRING BREAK (March 28 - April 1)

12

4/7

Field Trip - (Location TBD / Paradise Road. Transportation TBD)

Field Trip

13

4/14

Lecture at SB Botanic Garden – arrive on time!
Liliaceae; Agavaceae, Orchidaceae,
Iridaceae, Amaryllidaceae; Arecaceae

Field Trip – SBBG

14

4/21

Field Trip – Figueroa Mountain
(SBCC van transportation)

Field Trip

15

4/28

Field Trip – Paradise Road
(Transportation TBD)

Field Trip

16

5/5

End of term exams
- Keying exam ("Lab practical exam")
- Written exam (format = midterm exam)
- Lab/field notebook due

Class Activity - TBD

 
5/12
Final exam meeting (optional), 8 - 10 am, EBS 201  

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