Request for help

Bill Boelema boelemaw at
Fri May 11 17:10:58 EST 2001

What should be in an introductory botany course?  I ask this becuase the
university where I attend, both undergraduate and graduate courses, and
from where I got my biology degree (botany emphasis) has no "introductory
botany" course.  The first plant course listed is BIO 303, Plants and
Fungi, is a morphology course; and the second listed is BIO 333, 
Systematic Botany; and the third course is BIO 403, Plant Structure and
Function, an anatomy and physiology course, which is taught once a year
and has an enrollment of 10-15, compared with around 40 to 50 in the
morphology and systematic botany courses.  There is also a graduate
course, BIO 573, called Plants of the Great Lakes Region, which is an
advanced taxonomy course as well as a plant ecology course.

So wgat should be in a intro botany course?

boelemaw at


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