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|Discipline and Nbr:
DSGN ORNAMENTAL GRASSES||
Designing with Ornamental Grasses
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||1.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||6 max.||Lecture Scheduled||18.00
|Minimum||1.00||Lab Scheduled||0||3 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||18.00
| ||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: 36.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 54.00||
Course presents effective choices of ornamental grasses for specific landscape varieties of soil, moisture, exposure, and climate, as well as for size, texture, color and garden theme. A field trip will demonstrate extensive application of ornamental grasses in a professionally designed landscape. In-class lectures illustrated with live specimens.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Course presents effective choices of ornamental grasses for specific landscape varieties of soil, moisture, exposure, and climate, as well as for size, texture, color and garden theme. A field lecture will demonstrate extensive application of ornamental grasses in a professionally designed landscape. In-class lectures illustrated with live specimens.
(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
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
1. Evaluate and select grasses by size, color, texture and growth form for effective design.
2. Make effective selections of ornamental grasses and grass-like plants for specific landscape situations and conditions.
3. Create effective plant combinations including grasses.
4. Identify at least 15 ornamental grasses by foliage or flower characteristics.
Topics and Scope
I. Grasses as design elements
C. Growth forms
4. Upright divergent
5. Upright arching
D. Flower forms
II. Uses of grasses in the landscape
A. Native plant habitats
B. Water and bog gardens, wet soils
D. Groundcovers and turf substitutes
E. Erosion control
F. Color schemes and floral decoration
G. Accent plantings
I. Thematic and special effects
J. Turf substitutes
III. Creating combinations with grasses
A. Effective plant combinations
B. Color palettes
C. Companion plantings
IV. Representative genera
1. Sight identify specimens of 10-15 new plants per week.
2. Write and correctly spell botanical and common names of 10-15 new plants per week.
3. Two quizzes.
4. Final Report: critique of designed landscape (3-7 pages) that features ornamental grasses.
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
40 - 60%
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
0 - 0%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
10 - 20%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
10 - 20%
|Attendance and participation||
The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes. Darke, Rick. Timber Press: 2007 (classic).
Sunset Western Garden Book; Editors of Sunset Books; Oxmoor House: 2012.