HORT-HORTICULTURE (HORT)

HORT 1115G. Introductory Plant Science

4 Credits (3+2P)

Introduction to the physical, biological, and chemical principles underlying plant growth and development in managed ecosystems. In the laboratory portion of the class, students perform experiments demonstrating the principles covered in lecture. The course uses economic plants and agriculturally relevant ecosystems to demonstrate basic principles. Appropriate for nonscience majors. Same as AGRO 1110G.

HORT 2110. Ornamental Plants I

4 Credits (2+3P)

Covers identification, botanical characteristics, culture, and landscape uses of woody plants. Emphasis on deciduous trees, native shrubs, and evergreens.

HORT 2120. Ornamental Plants II

4 Credits (2+3P)

Identification, botanical characteristics, culture, and landscape uses of woody plants. Emphasis on flowering trees, cacti, and members of the pea and rose families.

HORT 2130. Floral Quality Evaluation and Design

2 Credits (1+2P)

Critical hands-on evaluation of the quality of cut and potted floral and tropical foliage crops, their specific merits and faults, and fundamentals of floral design.

HORT 2160. Plant Propagation

3 Credits (2+2P)

Practical methods of propagating horticultural plants by seed, cuttings, layering, grafting, division and tissue culture. Examination of relevant physiological processes involved with successful plant propagation techniques. Same as AGRO 2160.

HORT 2990. Floriculture Field Practicum

1 Credit (1)

Participation as team member in the National Intercollegiate Floral Quality Evaluation and Design Competition. Intensive week-long travel for competition, networking with industry, academia, and floriculture tours. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.

Prerequisite(s): HORT 2130 or consent of instructor.

HORT 2996. Special Topics

1-4 Credits

Specific subjects and credits as announced. Maximum of 4 credits per semester and a grand total of 9 credits. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required.