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Syllabus: Fall 2012 v.1.0
Tues. and Thur. 12:30 p.m.- 1:45 p.m.
Lectures in Marley 230, Labs in Marley 212/218
Class website: http://ag.arizona.edu/plp/courses/plp305/
TA and co-instructor: Joe Vaughan, 626-2781, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Marley 822F, Tues & Thurs 3:00 - 4:00 and by appointment
If I am not in my office, check Marley 509-511
Preceptor: Milan Curry (email@example.com)
Discussion sessions: Tuesday 3-4 pm Marley 341H
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And to become familiar with:
Schumann and D'Arcy, Essential Plant Pathology, Second Edition,. 2010
I'll also try to get this book on a 2 hour reserve in the main library (621-2348).
In addition, we will not discuss the diseases that are listed below during regular class lectures, so this material will be in addition to that presented in class. All of these lessons are available on the APS web site (http:/ww.apsnet.org/) under the pull down menu Education center - Teaching resources - Introductory - Plant Disease Lessons. At this same site you also will find a very good illustrated glossary and other lessons and information about plant diseases that will likely help you as you learn new terminology and concepts.
1. Before EXAM 2, read the lesson on apple scab http://www.apsnet.org/edcenter/intropp/lessons/fungi/ascomycetes/Pages/AppleScab.aspx
2. Before EXAM 3, read the lesson on crown gall disease http://www.apsnet.org/edcenter/intropp/lessons/prokaryotes/Pages/CrownGall.aspx
3. Before EXAM 4, read the lesson on tobacco mosaic virus http://www.apsnet.org/edcenter/intropp/lessons/viruses/Pages/TobaccoMosaic.aspx
Final numerical grades are calculated as a percentage of total points received by each student out of 460 possible points. There will be three exams and a final exam each worth 100 points. There will be weekly questions requiring short answers to be handed in, each set worth 3 points for a total of 42 points. And there will be a short practical lab exercise worth 18 points. Letter grades will be determined as follows:
There will also be several opportunities to earn extra credit throughout the course of the semester. These will be discussed during the first few days of class.
There will be several opportunities for extra credit in this class through a plant disease collection and end-of the-semester extra projects (50 points total, to be discussed). The points gained in these activities will be added to the regular points earned, but the final grade will still be based upon total points from required exams and assignments.
Incomplete grades will be given only under special circumstances according to the university policy as stated on page 26 of "The University of Arizona Record 98-99 General Academic Manual".
Such issues will be handled according tothe university policy on academic integrity as described on page 18 of "The University of Arizona Record 98-99 General Academic Manual".
Students with special needs may contact the Learning Disabilities Program/SALT, Old Main Bldg., Room 117 (621-1242) and/or the Center for Disability Related Resources/CDRR, Second and Cherry Streets (621-5227). Everything possible will be done to accommodate students with special needs. Please discuss your special needs in advance.