HORT-HORTICULTURE (HORT)

HORT 100G. 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 100G.

HORT 110. Athletic Field and Golf Course Management

1 Credit

Survey of proper management of athletic fields, golf courses and other turfgrass stands. Career opportunities in athletic field and golf course management will be discussed. Course includes field trips to local and regional sports turf facilities.

HORT 200. 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.

HORT 205. Introduction to Horticulture

3 Credits

Principles and practices of horticulture. Basic chemical, physical, and biological principles that govern plant growth in different environments. Economics of plant science as related to the field of horticulture. Online course entirely. Intended for non-majors.

HORT 210. Ornamental Plants I

4 Credits (3+2P)

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

HORT 211. Ornamental Plants II

4 Credits (3+2P)

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

HORT 240. 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 241. Floriculture Field Practicum

1 Credit

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 240 or consent of instructor.

HORT 250. 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 250.