SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 11:14:53 AMHORT 119 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 119Title:  LNDSCPNG CALIF NTV PLNTS  
Full Title:  Landscaping with California Native Plants
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
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Catalog Description:
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Identification, nomenclature, cultural requirements and landscape uses of California native plants suited to Sonoma County's climate and soils. Classroom and field lectures will address plant selection and combinations as well as maintenance practices.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Identification, nomenclature, cultural requirements and landscape uses of California native plants suited to Sonoma County's climate and soils. Classroom and field lectures will address plant selection and combinations as well as maintenance practices.
(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.   Describe native plant communities of Sonoma County.
2.   Identify a range (50 - 80) of California native plants by leaf, flower, and growth habit.
3.   Use basic horticultural terminology to describe the structure and growth habits of California natives.
4.   Identify California natives by genus, species and cultivar names.
5.   Recommend California natives for various landscape environments.
6.   Select California natives appropriate for a chosen garden design theme.
7.   Evaluate and recommend California native plants suitable for water efficient landscapes.
8.   Recommend soil preparation and planting methods.
9.   Explain pruning and other routine maintenance practices.
10. Group plants for desired foliage, flower and color effects.
11. Describe proper plant materials collection and preservation methods.

Topics and Scope
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I. California and Sonoma County plant communities
II. External structures used in identification of plants
       A. Leaves
       B. Buds
       C. Stem
       D. Flowers
III. Identification by sight memory of 50-80 California native plants
IV. Plant materials collection and preservation methods
V. 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
               i. sun
               ii. shade
               iii. half sun/shade
       H. Soil and water requirements of the plants studied
       I. Pruning and other routine maintenance practices
VI. Landscape use
       A. Function
       B. Aesthetic value
       C. Grouping plants for desired foliage, flower and color effects

Assignments:
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1. 3-5 page written report on selected California native plants
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 identification of specimens of 10-15 new plants per week
5. Correctly spelled list of botanical and common names of native plants
6. Graphic or pictorial plan for a plant grouping
7. Written 1-2 page report on pruning and routine maintenance practices of one plant
8. Quizzes (2-3); 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%
Written 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; plan for planting
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
Quizzes to include multiple choice, true/false, matching items. Final specimen identification exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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California Native Plants For the Garden by Bornstein, Fross and O'Brien, Cachuma Press. 2005 (classic).
Sunset Western Garden Book; Menlo Park, CA; Sunset Publishing Group, 2012.
Instructor prepared materials

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