University of Salahaddin College of Science Department of Biology

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University of Salahaddin
College of Science
Department of Biology
Plant Communities (Algae and Archegoniates)
Dr. Yaseen A.R. Goran
PhD degree in Plant
Email: [email protected]
Tel.:0662591934
Academic Year: 2014/2015
Office hours: by appointment
Class:
Course objective
The course will cover algae and archegoniates groups of plant communities
topics together with print media or internet articles which deal with current plant life
cycle issues. Instructional strategies attempt to strike a balance between developing
the students' ability to cope with algae and archegoniates, extending their general
academic reading skills, and increasing their basic knowledge and understanding of
archegoniates. The course will give students a better understanding of a number of
plant life cycle topics, the followings are examples but not restricted to: Growth,
Productivity, Life cycles, Forms of plants, Ecosystems of plants, Morphological
appearance, Evolutionary relationships, Taxonomy of algae and archegoniates
Forms of Teaching
Different forms of teaching will be used to reach the objectives of the course: power
point presentations for the head titles and definitions and summary of conclusions,
classification of plants and any other illustrations, besides worksheet will be
designed to let the chance for practicing on several aspects of the course in the
classroom, furthermore students will be asked to prepare research papers on
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selective topics and summarise articles contents published in English into either
Kurdish or Arabic language, those articles need to be from printed media or internet
articles. There will be classroom discussions and the lecture will give enough
background to translate, solve, analyze, and evaluate problems sets, and different
issues discussed throughout the course.
To get the best of the course, it is suggested that you attend classes as much as
possible, read the required lectures, teacher’s notes regularly as all of them are
foundations for the course. Lecture’s notes are for supporting and not for submitting
the reading material including the handouts.try as much as possible to participate in
classroom discussions, preparing the assignments given n the course.
Grading
The students are required to do four closed book exams at different periods of the
semester besides there may be other assignments including translations and one
research paper. The exam has 20 marks, the attendance, classroom activities;
translations and research paper count 5 marks, a practical examination out of 15
degrees, and there will be a final exam on 60 marks. So that the final grade will be
based upon the following criteria:
Mean of four examinations: 25%
Practical Examination 15%
Final examination: 60%
Course material
Required book:
“Cryptogamic Botany vol.1 & 2” , 1954, by G. M. Smith, 5th edition, the McGraw Hill companies
And any other Algae and Archegoniates published in 20 & 21st century.
The core materials of the course consists of the above book, articles from media
and internet, and lecture’s notes, make sure you read all the materials and prepare
well before going for the examinations.
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Students are encouraged to search for any other materials that may help improve
their English language ability in reading, writing, listening and speaking plant
communities texts.
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Course Weekly Outline
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Topics Covered
Algae,Definition,Classification.
Reproduction, life cycle
Cyanophyta,examples
Chlorophyta,Properties,Rep.
Chlorophyta, examples
Chlorophyta, examples
1st exam.
Charophyceae
Euglenophyta, Xanthophyceae
Chrysophyceae, Bacillariophyceae
Cryptophyta, Pyrrophyta
Phaeophyta, Properties, Rep.
Phaeophyta, examples
2nd exam.
Rhodophyta, examples
Importance of Algae
Archegoniates, main group, occurrence
Bryophytes,characters,ocurence
Classification,Hepaticopsida,examples
Hepaticopsida,order,examples
Cl:Anthocerotopsida,classification,ex.
Cl:Bryopsida,classification,order,ex.
3rd exam.
Cl:Bryopsida,classification,order,ex.
Pteridophyta,Definition,class,Psilophyta
Cl:Lycopodinae,order,Lycopodium
Cl:Lycopodium,order,Sellaginela
Cl:Equisetinae,order.Equisetum
Cl: Fillicinae,main groups, classification
4th examination
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