General Botany

Botany 130 

Text: Raven: The Biology of Plants by Evert and Eichhorn 8th edition

Lab Manual: Laboratory Topics for General Botany. Available through the Social Sciences copy shop.

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Introduction: General Botany (Botany 130) is a 5-credit hour lab-science course. Lectures meet at 8:50 MWF and are team taught by a pair of professors. The labs meet twice a week and each lab is two hours. The discussion section is linked to the lab section and meets once a week for one hour. This site is here to give you some idea about the course, its content, and organization. Another course page focusing on the lecture is available at Learn @UW.


Organization: The site consists of three parts accessable from the directory.

I. General Course Information - this page.

II. Link to Lecture Information at Learn@UW site for current lecture news/information.

III. Laboratory Information: this includes the lab schedule from last semester, and a comprehensive pictoral review for each topic covered. It will also includes the actual lab topics in "pdf" (Adobe Acrobat) format which may be down-loaded and printed.

Questions about this site should be addressed to Denise Ratterman: Rm. 120 Birge Hall, email:


Our Teaching Staff: Eight people are dedicated to teaching General Botany - Two professors, the lab coordinator, and four teaching assistants. You may contact any of these people below via email.


Ken Cameron - Professor


Office: 154 Birge Hall


Office hours:


Office phone: 262 5833



Edgar Spalding - Professor


Office: B135 Birge Hall


Office hours:


Phone: 265-9237




Denise Ratterman - Lab Coordinator

Open Lab: Room 122 Friday from 10:00 - 12:00

Office: Room 120 Birge Hall

Office phone: 262 2333

Our Teaching Assistants

Ximing (Ming) Che

Sections: 304 & 306

Office: B140

Office Hours:

Mon 12:20-1:20 pm

Thur 2:10-3:10 pm


James McDaniel

Section: 309 & 310

Office: 156 Birge

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-1 pm


Michael Peyton

Sections:303 &307

Office: 334 Birge

Office Hours: Tuesday 12-1 pm, Fri 10-11 am


Shenyi (Shane) Wang

Sections: 302 & 305

Office: 224 Birge Hall

Office Hours: MW 12-1 pm


 Grant Morton

Sections: 301 & 308

Office: 224 Birge Hall

Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 1:30-2:30 pm



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