SRJC Course Outlines

5/24/2022 2:41:30 AMHORT 133 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 133Title:  CURRENT TOPICS IN HORT  
Full Title:  Current Topics in Horticulture
Last Reviewed:10/11/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled05 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
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Catalog Description:
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This course encompasses an exploration of selected horticultural issues. The intent is to broaden student perspective beyond textbooks for understanding the most current horticultural industry practices that are related to new technology, products or management procedures.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course encompasses an exploration of selected horticultural issues. The intent is to broaden student perspective beyond textbooks for understanding the most current horticultural industry practices that are related to new technology, products or management procedures.
(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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Identify and compare current topics in horticulture such as technology, practices, products, and procedures.
2. Synthesize and evaluate horticultural theories and issues.
3. Incorporate the latest horticultural findings into appropriate nursery and landscape practices.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
1. Discuss new concepts regarding plant production use and management.
2. Summarize the key concepts underlying the course topic.
3. Evaluate the appropriateness of integrating these advances into nursery production, landscape design and/or landscape management.

Topics and Scope
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I. Examples of current topics in Environmental Horticulture
    A. Irrigation technology
    B. Edible landscapes
    C. Bioswales and drainage
    D. Erosion management
    E. Pest management products
    F. New landscape equipment
    G. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) protocol
    H. Plan growth regulators
    I. Rain Gardens
    J. Rooftop Gardens
    K. Firesafe landscaping

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading (5-10 pages)
2. Class discussions on industry topics
3. Written homework assignments
4. Term project such as literature review or case study reports demonstrating competence in the course topic

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
25 - 35%
Written homework assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Term 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
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
45 - 60%
Participation in class discussions


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Trade magazines: Arborist News, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Fremontia, Landscape Contractor National, Landscape management
Scientific journals: Journal of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, Horticulturae, Journal of Horticultural Science, Horticulture, Journal of Landscape Architecture, Landscape and Urban Planning, Landscape Ecology, International Journal of Plant Sciences, Economic Botany, Ecology and Society, Landscape Journal, Garden History

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