SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 10:36:11 AMHORT 115 Course Outline as of Spring 2016

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 115Title:  ORNAMENTAL GRASSES  
Full Title:  Ornamental Grasses
Last Reviewed:9/19/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

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 297.69

Catalog Description:
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Presents ornamental grasses as a diverse group of plants with many useful and aesthetic applications in the home garden and commercial landscape. Students will learn the basic structure and growth habits of ornamental grasses and how to identify, select, plant, maintain and propagate them. Classroom and field lectures demonstrate design applications and uses of grasses with other plants in the landscape.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Presents ornamental grasses as a diverse group of plants with many useful and aesthetic applications in the home garden and commercial landscape. Students will learn the basic structure and growth habits of ornamental grasses and how to identify, select, plant, maintain and propagate them. Classroom and field lectures demonstrate design applications and uses of grasses with other plants in the landscape.
(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 completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Define the meaning of the term "ornamental grass."
2.  Designate the vegetative and flowering structures of grass plants.
3.  Describe the life cycles, growth habits, and growth forms of ornamental grasses.
4.  Identify ornamental grasses within a designated location.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Definition of ornamental grasses
   A.  True grasses (Poaceae family)
   B.  Grass-like plants
II. Morphology of ornamental grasses
   A.  Vegetative parts (leaf, sheath, culm)
   B.  Growth habit (running, clumping)
   C.  Flower parts and seed heads
III.    Seasonal characteristics
   A.  Annuals, biennials and perennials
   B.  Evergreen and deciduous species
   C.  Warm and cool season species
IV. Growth forms
   A.  Tufted
   B.  Mounded
   C.  Upright
   D.  Upright divergent
   E.  Upright arching
   F.  Arching
V.  Uses of grasses in the landscape
   A.  Containers
   B.  Rock gardens
   C.  Water gardens
   D.  Wildlife gardens
   E.  Craft and cutting gardens
   F.  Meadow plantings
   G.  Aggressive and invasive species
VI. Planting and maintenance
   A.  Soil and water needs
   B.  Cutting back foliage
   C.  Staking
   D.  Dividing and transplanting
   E.  Pest management
VII.    Representative genera, including:
   A.  Acorus
   B.  Bouteloua
   C.  Briza
   D.  Calamagrostis
   E.  Carex
   F.  Cortaderia
   G.  Cyperus
   H.  Deschampsia
   I.  Elymus
   J.  Equisetum
   K.  Festuca
   L.  Imperata
   M.  Juncus
   N.  Miscanthus
   O.  Muhlenbergia
   P.  Panicum
   Q.  Pennisetum
   R.  Phalaris
   S.  Scirpus
   T.  Stipa

Assignments:
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1. Notebook of 12-18 ornamental grasses
2. List of ornamental grasses suitable for a small landscape
3. Landscape design showing ornamental grasses with other non-grass landscape plants
4. Brief research report on a selected ornamental grass
5. Two to three quizzes

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
20 - 30%
Written homework including notebook, report, and plant list
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Landscape design project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Quizzes to include true/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Greenlee, John. Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses, Rodale Press, 1992. (classic)
Darke, Rick. The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses, Timber Press, 1999 (classic)
King, Michael, and Oudolf, Piet. Gardening with Grasses, Timber Press,1998 (classic)

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