Request for help

Monique Reed monique at
Fri May 11 17:48:54 EST 2001

An intro botany course could be a combination of "here are the general
groups" and a "plants and people" type course, to expose students to
anatomy, ecology, systematics, edibled, medicines, etc.

Monique Reed

Bill Boelema wrote:
> 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?
> Bill
> boelemaw at
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