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|Discipline and Nbr:
PLNT MATERIALS: WIN/SPR||
Plant Materials: Winter/Spring
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||35.00
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||52.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||5.00|| ||Contact Total||87.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 70.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
Identification, growth habits, culture, and ornamental use of landscape and indoor plants adapted to California climates. Emphasis on plants listed in the current California Association of Nurserymen (CAN) and Association of Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) Certification Tests Plant Lists. Presentation of those plants best observed and studied in the winter/spring of the year through field lectures on SRJC grounds and at other locations.
Course Completion of HORT 8 ( or HORT 54) and Course Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Identification, growth habits, culture and ornamental use of landscape and indoor plants adapted to California climates. Presents plants best observed and studied in the winter/spring of the year through field lectures on SRJC grounds and at other locations.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Course Completion of HORT 8 ( or HORT 54) and Course Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Spring 1982||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 2006||Inactive:||
| CID Descriptor: AG - EH 112L|| Plant Materials and Usage II|| SRJC Equivalent Course(s): HORT12 OR HORT8
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Classify plants based on the binomial method of plant nomenclature.
2. Identify a range of native and exotic plants by leaf, bark, flower,
fruit, and growth habit.
3. Describe the growth habits and soil and water requirements of different
4. Assess and select plants according to desired function, growth habits,
climate, exposure, and maintenance requirements.
5. Assess and recommend cultural practices for plants in the landscape.
6. Assess and recommend plants for landscaping purposes to provide desired
foliage, flower, and form characteristics.
7. Evaluate and recommend plants suitable for water efficient landscapes.
8. Use plant keys to identify specimens.
9. Demonstrate proper plant materials collection and preservation methods.
Topics and Scope
1. External structures used in identification of plants
2. Identification by sight memory of 200-250 plants best observed in the
winter/spring (from the CAN and ALCA plant lists):
a. Indoor plants
e. Ground covers
3. Growth habits and requirements
a. Origin and climatic range
b. Form of growth
c. Rate of growth
d. Ultimate growth height and spread
e. Leaf structure
f. Flower color and season
g. Fruit type
3. half sun/shade
i. Soil and water requirements of the plants studied
j. Pruning to fit the landscape requirements
k. Landscape use
l. Significant pests and diseases
1. Written report (2-3 pages) and oral presentation on selected plant or
2. Construction of plant care/information signs and labels for SRJC
3. Participation in horticulture program plant sale activity.
4. Collect and label field samples of 20 new plants per week.
5. Memorize botanical names for 20 new plants per week.
6. Sight identify specimens of 20 new plants per week.
7. Write and correctly spell botanical and common names for 20 new plants
8. Quizzes (7), midterm, and final exam covering plant identification and
9. Reading: 15 - 20 pages per week.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
10 - 20%
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
15 - 50%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
15 - 30%
|Class performances, Oral presentation.||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
20 - 40%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 10%
|Plant sale participation.||
1. Wait, D. Dwight. ORNAMENTAL PLANTS: THEIR CARE, USE, PROPAGATION AND
IDENTIFICATION. Modesto, CA: D. Wait, 1994.
2. SUNSET WESTERN GARDEN BOOK. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Publishing Group,
3. American Horticulture Society, A-Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GARDEN PLANTS. NY:
DK Publishing, 1996.
4. Dirr, M.A., MANUAL OF WOODY LANDSCAPE PLANTS. Champagne, IL: Stipes
Publishing Co., 1998.