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|Discipline and Nbr:
PLANT MATERIALS: SU/FALL||
Plant Materials: Summer/Fall
|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. Includes an introduction to plant taxonomic system and botanical nomenclature. Emphasis on plants listed in the current California Association of Nurserymen (CAN) and Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) Certification Tests Plant Lists. Presentation of those plants best observed and studied in the summer and fall of the year through field lectures on SRJC grounds and at other locations. This course is equivalent to HORT 55.1 and HORT 55.2; students successfully completing those courses are not eligible to enroll in this course.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Identification, growth habits, culture & ornamental use of plants adapted to California climates. Intro. to plant taxonomic system & botanical nomenclature. Field lectures on SRJC grounds and at other locations. This course is equivalent to HORT 55.1 and 55.2; students successfully completing those courses are not eligible to enroll in this course.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
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:||Fall 2004||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. Demonstrate correct usage of botanical nomenclature.
2. Correctly pronounce botanical and common plant names.
3. Classify plants based on the binomial method of plant nomenclature.
4. Identify a range of native and exotic plants by leaf, bark, flower,
fruit, and growth habit.
5. Evaluate the growth habits and soil and water requirements of different
6. Select plants according to desired function, growth habits, climate,
exposure, and maintenance requirements.
7. Determine and recommend to a client cultural practice for plants in
the landscape that will promote plant health and endurance.
8. Assess plants for landscaping purposes to provide desired foliage,
flower, and form characteristics and make recommendations to clients.
9. Evaluate plants based on their suitability for water efficient
10. Use plant keys to identify specimens.
11. Demonstrate proper plant materials collection and preservation
Topics and Scope
1. Introduction to plant taxonomic system and botanical nomenclature
a. Family, genus, and species
b. Classification below species level
c. Interspecies and intergeneric hybrids
d. Conventions for writing botanical names
2. External structures used in identification of plants
3. Identification by sight memory of 100-125 plants best observed in the
summer and/or fall (from the CAN and ACLA plant lists):
a. Indoor plants
e. Ground covers
4. 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 (lab) report (2-3 pages) and oral presentation on selected
plant or plant group.
2. Conduct research on plant requirements and compile information.
3. Construct plant care signs and create labels for SRJC nursery and
4. Participate in horticulture program plant sale activity.
5. Using plant ID key, identify and collect plant specimens in the field.
6. Properly prepare and mount specimens and label them with appropriate
7. Quizzes (7), midterm, and final exam covering plant identification and
8. Assigned 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%
|Report on a selected plant or plant group.||
|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%
|Oral report and plant sale participation.||
|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
0 - 0%
1. SUNSET WESTERN GARDEN BOOK. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset
Publishing Group, 2001.
2. Wait, D. Dwight. ORNAMENTAL PLANTS: THEIR CARE, USE, PROPAGATION AND
IDENTIFICATION. Modesto, CA: D. Wait, 1994.
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.