PLT 301 Syllabus 2012

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CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, POMONA
Plant Sciences Department
Investigative Techniques in Plant Science PLT 301 4 Units
FALL 2012
Lecture and Problem Solving: MWF 10:30 to 11:35 AM Bldg 2-201
Instructor: Dr. Victor Wegrzyn, Professor
Office: 2-207 MW 12-12:50 and 12- 12:50, T 3-3:50 Phone 909-869-2190
Other hours are frequently arranged at mutually convenient times and locations.
Use cell phone to arrange 951-529-8168, texting accepted
E-mail: [email protected] and personal [email protected]
Textbook: None required to purchase
Recommended: Agricultural Experimentation, Design and Analysis , by
Thomas Little and F. Jackson Hills, University of
California at Riverside and Davis, John Wiley, 1978.
Chapters 1 through 6 of this text are posted on Blackboard for students to study
along with other pertinent material for this course.
Course Description: Advanced instruction in developing written and oral reports, data
analysis, and scientific/technical communication related to Plant Science disciplines.
Emphasis on data analysis and interpretation, report writing, and presentations in
preparation for upper division coursework. Prerequisite STA 120.
Grading:
Quizzes (4) @ 25Points each
Data analysis BY HAND in hand writing ANOVA
Data Analysis BY EXCEL on computer ANOVA
WRITING FIRST DRAFTS
Introduction plus Materials& Methods
Results and Discussion
Power Point Presentation (Rough)
WRITING FINAL DRAFTS and 10 minute Power point
Points
100
100
100
50
50
50
150
TOTAL 600
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