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 Course Title:   Horticulture Plant Science


 Department:    ENVAG

 Course #:    103

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Covers the science behind plant growth of both herbaceous and woody vegetation: from seed selection, germination requirements, plant growth pattern, nutrient demands, flowering, to fruiting.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand and use basic plant taxonomy.
  2. Prepare soils for plant germination and growth.
  3. Understand and plan for correct light requirements.
  4. Understand and manage correct nutrient requirements.
  5. Select correct varieties for a given climate zone.
  6. Understand the requirements for plants to flower and set fruit.
  7. Select correct rootstock and graft varieties onto rootstock.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
5.3 Understand the consequences of choices as they relate to local/global community and environmental issues.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.2 Demonstrate an understanding of legal, ethical, and environmental issues in the use and misuse of technology.

Course Contents

  1. Name, define, and describe the major subject areas which comprise the science and art of horticulture.
  2. Name and describe the general morphology and internal anatomy of flowering vascular plants in Angiosperm and Gymnosperm.
  3. Define and describe the basic rules and utility of taxonomic nomenclature, the most often used taxonomic ranks, and the importance of classification systems.
  4. Define and describe in general terms the concepts associated with the horticultural physiology and cultivated ecology of plants and their application in horticultural practice.
  5. Nutrient and light regimes for different plant species.
  6. Manage phytopathological symptoms.