Are plant diversity courses still needed for undergrads?

Wed Nov 27 09:32:55 EST 1996

  We hear a lot these days about the great importance of interactive
learning and about "teaching students to think like scientists" and
about teaching students to design experiments and test hypotheses.
This is all well and good, but what about teaching students about the
great diversity of "plant" (prokaryote, protistan, plant, and fungal)

organisms, with all those complex life cycles and interesting adaptations
to myriad environments? Should undergrad bio majors continue to be taught
"plant kingdom type" courses? If so, at what level in the undergrad
experience should such courses be taught?  Preston Adams, Dept of 
Biological Science, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN 46135 
    padams at

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