Welcome to the Study of PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
Biology 334 -- Fall 2002

Meets Tuesdays 1:00 - 5:15 & Thursdays 1:00 - 2:15 in Darwin 226

 Required Textbook:

Hopkins, William G. ( 1995) Introduction to Plant Physiology
ISBN # 0471545473
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 464 pp.

Note: The second edition of Hopkin's Introduction to Plant Physiology (1998)is also acceptable, though more expensive.

Required Biology 334 Laboratory Manual(to be purchased in class, not in the bookstore)

Objectives for this course:

1. To increase your awareness and appreciation for plants in your environment, as well as to understand their diverse physiological functions.

2. To help you understand the role of plant physiology in the botanical sciences.

3. To introduce you to some methods and techniques used in plant physiological research.

4. To give you the opportunity to develop useful research skills and to improve your scientific writing skills.

5. To help you develop the knowledge and confidence to pursue advanced courses in plant biology, and to conduct your own plant physiology research.



Please note: Late make-up exams must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance and require permission of the instructor. Make-up exams will be penalized by 10% unless a written medical excuse is provided.

Grades are assigned as follows:

90 - 100 % A

80 - 89 % B

70 - 79 % C

60 - 69 % D

lower F

Plus and minus grades will be assigned
to the upper and lower % of each letter grade.


Marilyn I. Cannon, May 11, 2002