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Textbook and Other Readings
The lecture sequence in this course generally follows Levetin and McMahon's
Plants and Society
, ed. 6. Areading assignment is given for each lecture on the lecture schedule: please prepare for class by reading theassigned material ahead of time and completing the pre-lecture assignment on the Blackboard course page. Because the class is small this summer, I am able to provide each student with a book to use for the duration of the course. Books must be returned unmarked at the end of the course. If you want to own a copy, you canfind the book online (e.g., Amazon). Alternatively, you may purchase an e-book by going tohttp://www.coursesmart.com/ and entering ISBN 9780077319564. During the second half of the course, someassigned readings will be posted electronically on the course Blackboard page.
A major component of the course is coming prepared to lecture having read the assigned material and completeda short pre-lecture assignment. Keeping up with the assigned reading material is paramount to your success. Therefore, you must complete 2-3 short answer questions on each of the assigned chapters prior to coming tolecture. The assignments are posted on the PBIO 006 course page(https://bb.uvm.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp). Pre-lecture assignments are due online by 12pm (1 hour prior to the beginning of lecture). The first pre-lecture assignment is due Monday, June 17.
BlackboardWhat is Blackboard?
– Blackboard is a software package that provides students with online access to coursecontent. We have used it to create a web site for PBIO 006 – only those students registered for the course canaccess it. Students in PBIO 006 are expected to become familiar with the website and to use it regularly: it is anintegral part of the course.
How will we use Blackboard in PBIO 006?
In many ways: to begin with, the syllabus and lecture scheduleare posted on the website. It is also where you will find the slides used in class, extra readings, and your coursegrades. Class announcements, reminders about upcoming exams, occasional quizzes, and other courseinformation will appear on the web site throughout the semester.
How do I access the PBIO 006 Web site? –
It’s easy! You can access the site from any computer that hasan Internet connection by logging on using your UVM NetID and password.
You will take three exams in Plant Biology 006 over the course of the next four weeks, two hourlies and a final. The final will be cumulative.
: Monday, June 24
Monday, July 1
: Wednesday, July 10
A quiz will be posted every day - except for exam days - on Blackboard. These will be short and will cover