Brian Boyce

The following information comes from the named instructor and should describe characteristics general to courses as taught by this instructor. Individual sections of specific courses will deviate from this description in some respects.

Class Format

Typically, twice a week lecture

Resource Use

Text is supplementary to lecture material.


Measured by brief quizzes, attendance and usually one end-of -semester student presentation

Homework Policy

Occasional supplementary reading assignments

Attendance Policy

As most quizzes derive from lecture presentation, attendance can’t help but be a good idea.


I am rarely to never in office, but always available with prior notice.

Additional Information

The labs are hands-on and usually conducted outside. Sunscreen, gloves and practical clothing and shoes are recommended on lab days. For example, if we are transplanting perennials then you can not properly and safely use a shovel if you have Crocs or sandals on. Please plan accordingly.