SRJC Course Outlines

2/17/2020 2:32:46 AMHORT 120B Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 120BTitle:  MEDICINAL PLANTS  
Full Title:  Medicinal Plants
Last Reviewed:9/23/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.008 max.Lecture Scheduled24.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total24.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  48.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

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 297.73

Catalog Description:
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The propagation, cultivation, and uses of medicinal herbs. Topics include planning and planting a medicinal herb garden, harvesting, drying, medicine making, and the beneficial uses of many medicinal herbs.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of HORT 120A ( or AG 90.1)


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
The propagation, cultivation, and uses of medicinal herbs. Topics include planning and planting a medicinal herb garden, harvesting, drying, medicine making, and the beneficial uses of many medicinal herbs.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of HORT 120A ( or AG 90.1)
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: Not Certificate/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 and describe cultural practices for medicinal plants.
2. Plan a planting and harvest schedule.
3. Identify characteristics of significant herb crop types and plant
families.
4. Identify the importance of marketing the crop and list the options
available locally and regionally.
5. Explain the medicinal uses of medicinal plants.
6. Discuss the anti-bacterial qualities of herbs and list the herbs in
accordance with their greatest anti-bacterial benefits.
7. Demonstrate the use of soap making plants.
8. Evaluate properties of herbs and determine which plants encourage
beneficial insects in the garden.
9. List the poisonous herbs according to their toxicity.
10. Create simple formulas of herbs that can be infused for distinctive
benefits.

Topics and Scope
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1. Crop selection, propagation, fertigation
2. Pest control, cultural practices
3. Seasonal planning for planting, harvest and sales
4. Pre and post-harvest techniques and marketing
5. Main medicinal uses of each plant
6. Anti-bacterial qualities of herbs
7. Poisonous herbs
8. Designing an herb garden that attracts beneficials
9. Simple herbal formulas

Assignments:
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1. Read and research cultural practices and medicinal values for a chosen
medicinal plant.
2. Discuss research in small group format and present orally to class.
3. Write a minimum 3-page report on a selected medicinal herb, focusing on
cultural practices and medicinal values.
4. Combine acid & basics substances with herbs to create soap products.
5. Complete toxicity worksheet.
6. Research and select dried herbs for the production of herbal teas.
7. Produce and package herbal teas.
8. Design an herb garden that encourages beneficial insects.

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
20 - 40%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HERBS AND THEIR USES: by Deni Brown, Dorling Kindersley
Publishing, 1995
THE HERBAL MEDICINE-MAKER'S HANDBOOK: by James Green, Wildlife and Green
Publications, 1990

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