Richard G. Olmstead
Plant classification and diversity of seed plants; field study and laboratory identification of the common plant families and the conspicuous flora of western and central Washington. Two full-day field trips. Offered: SpS.
Principles of plant systematics and classification, recognition of important families of plants in the Pacific Northwest, and the ability to identify unknown species of plants with the use of a Key.
Lectures - MWF, 8-9 am Labs twice a week (M, W) for 2 hrs each
There are no prerequisite courses, only an interest in learning more about the plants around you.
Class Assignments and Grading
There are no out of class assignments; 3 hourly exams (including final); 3-4 lab quizzes and a lab final.
60% based on hourly lecture exams; 40% on lab quizzes and final.