SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 11:13:37 AMHORT 112 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 112Title:  PERENNIALS FOR SO. CO.  
Full Title:  Perennials for Sonoma County
Last Reviewed:12/14/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 297.3

Catalog Description:
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This course will introduce and identify perennials that are well suited for sustainable landscape use in Sonoma County. It will stress identification of perennials, their particular environmental requirements, and their landscape usage and potential.  Plants that are compatible with sustainable landscape practices will be highlighted, including low water-use and reduced needs for pest management and specialty fertilizer application.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course will introduce and identify perennials that are well suited for sustainable landscape use in Sonoma County. It will stress identification of perennials, their particular environmental requirements, and their landscape usage and potential.  Plants that are compatible with sustainable landscape practices will be highlighted, including low water-use and reduced needs for pest management and specialty fertilizer application.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Identify a range (50 - 80) of perennial plants by leaf, flower, and growth habit.
2. Describe the growth habits and soil and water requirements of different perennial plants.
3. Assess and select perennial plants according to desired function, growth habits, climate, exposure, and maintenance requirements.
4. Assess and recommend sustainable cultural practices for perennial plants in the landscape.
5. Assess and recommend perennials for landscaping purposes to provide desired foliage, flower, and form characteristics.
6. Evaluate and recommend perennials suitable for water efficient landscapes.
7. Use plant keys or other resources, including internet to identify specimens.

Topics and Scope
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I. External structures used in identification of plants
        A. Leaves
        B. Buds
        C. Stem
        D. Flowers
II. Identification by sight memory of 50-70 perennials
III. 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. Exposure
           1. sun
           2. shade
           3. half sun/shade
        G. Soil and water requirements of the plants studied
IV. Successful landscape use
        A. Function
        B. Aesthetic value
V. Sustainable plant usage
        A. Water efficient planting
        B. Pest and disease resistance
        C. California native and Mediterranean climate adapted plants

Assignments:
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1. 3-5 page written report and oral presentation on selected perennial or group of perennials.
2. Field work: collect and label field samples of 10-15 new plants per week.
3. Memorize botanical names for 10-15 new plants per week.
4. Sight identify specimens of 10-15 new plants per week.
5. Write and correctly spell botanical and common names for 10-15 new plants per week.
6. Final specimen identification exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Field work, plant identification
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
Specimen identification by botanical name exam: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Oral presentation, attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Sunset Western Garden Book.Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Publishing Group, 2012.

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