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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the role plants play in everyday lives
  2. Introduce career opportunities in plant and soil sciences, and related fields
  3. Define plants through the concepts of plant structure and anatomy
  4. Introduce the wide variety of plants cultivated throughout the world
  5. Describe how plants work (growth, reproduction, physiology, and soil)
  6. Describe how plants are manipulated to feed, clothe and entertain the world

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Given 35 ornamental plants selected from the course’s plant list, 100% of students will be expected to correctly identify the genus, species, and common names of the plants with 70% accuracy.
  2. Given plants selected from the course’s plant list, 100% students will be expected to identify to
  3. landscape use of those plants with 85% accuracy.

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Given 35 ornamental plants selected from the course’s plant list, 100% of students will be expected to correctly identify the genus, species, and common names of the plants with 70% accuracy.
  2. Given plants selected from the course’s plant list, 100% students will be expected to identify to landscape use of those plants with 85% accuracy.

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify common floriculture crops, or know resourcing to help identify the crop.
  2. Evaluate quality (merit and fault) of common floriculture crops, based on industry standards and merit. Pi Alpha Xi and American Floral Endowment standards will be used for the purpose of this class.
  3. Have a basic understanding of the floriculture industry, and identify career pathways within the industry.
  4. Know, understand, creatively interpret, and execute basic principles of design in regards to floral design.
  5. Use interpersonal communication, problem solving, basic math, and marketing during cash and carry "lab" time (flower sales) in developing job ready skills in floristry.
  6. Layer principles of design, marketing, sales, and time management to create floral art in real-world scenarios.

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Practical methods of propagating plants by seed, cuttings, layering, grafting, division, and tissue culture through experiential, “hands-on” laboratories.
  2. Relevant physiological principles involved in propagating horticultural plants through lecture discussions and readings.

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Varies

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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.

Learning Outcomes
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