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Course : Plant Anatomy

Course Number
BIOL 4463
Section Number
Spring 2024
Bolin Hall, 209
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Wednesday, May 08, 2024 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Curriculum Vitae
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  1. Understand the functional and structural differences between plant tissues.
  2. Identify subcellular structures within plant cells.
  3. Describe differential developmental sequences resulting in plant tissue patterning.
  4. Investigate phylogenetic specialization of vascular tissues.
  5. Recognize the diversity of plant life and evolution through modification of cellular morphologies

Students have responsibilities for achieving the course objectives. Learning is a process that

requires skills and strategies, and you must actively develop those that work best for you. In this

course the foundation of academic success includes:

  • Attending lecture and lab sessions.
  • Reading the assigned material.
  • Submission of assignments in a timely manner.
  • Asking your professor (Dr. Tim Pegg) for assistance and clarification of topics when required.

Excused Absences

Email me at least 24 hours before a planned event or absence. You will be responsible for the

work and material we cover in class. Final Exams will not be excused unless an extraordinary

circumstance has occurred.

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Classes missed due to participation in college-sponsored co-curricular events or college-

recognized religious observances are considered excused absences provided appropriate

procedures are followed. The student must notify the instructor at the earliest possible time before the absence and arrange to make up missed work as defined by the instructor’s syllabus.

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up will not be allowed; however, the instructor may make exceptions under extraordinary

circumstances. There will be no make-ups for missed quizzes.

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disrespect, disruption, discriminatory or threatening behaviors. Return to class will be prohibited

prior to meeting with the instructor to discuss the incident. A second instance of dismissal will

result in permanent removal from the course and an automatic assignment of an “F” grade for

lecture and lab. Immediate removal from the course and assignment of an “F” grade may result

from severe instances of class syllabus or MSU College policy violations.

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Lab sections will require in-person attendance for each week of the academic period. Failure to comply may result in an assignment of zero for absent session.

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teaching assistant(s). Exceptions may be made regarding extraordinary circumstances.

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accordance with criteria stipulated in the 2021-2022 MSU Student Handbook

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