Botany. This is a general course including a study of the whole plant kingdom. With the advantage of a well equipped laboratory, preserved material and slides, each student is enabled to study class types from a morphological as well as an ecological standpoint; and to see the gradual evolution of structure from the one celled plant to the complex forms. Much time is spent on the algae and fungi, particular attention being paid to the pests that the student will. likely come in contact within the intermountain country. The simpler physiological processes are studied experimentally in the laboratory. Considerable field work is done and the plant societies studied to make the student familiar with the plant families that he will meet in the rural districts. Along with the scientific importance of the different forms studied, special attention is paid to their economic significance.
Three hours class work and two hours in the laboratory per week.
Text : Coulter's "A Text Book of oBtany," 1906 edition.
Zoology. This is a thoro practical course designed to prepare the student for efficient work as a teacher of science in the public schools and to enable him to takeup the advanced course in Biology in the University. By laboratory work, microscopic examinations, and dissections of class types, he acquires a good
*On leave of absence.