SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 11:27:17 AMHORT 180 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 180Title:  WATER CONSERVING LANDS  
Full Title:  Water Conserving Landscapes
Last Reviewed:12/6/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled04 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 297.36

Catalog Description:
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Processes and practices for conserving water in the landscape including plant selection and placement, soil preparation and maintenance, and watering methods.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Processes and practices for conserving water in the landscape including plant selection and placement, soil preparation and maintenance, and watering methods.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
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:
 
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Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



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, the student will be able to:
1. Determine primary landscape goals and objectives for a site.
2. Determine soils' physical characteristics and assess water holding capacity.
3. Evaluate the varying conditions and microclimates that exist in a landscape.
4. Select plants for their low water use and drought tolerance.
5. Evaluate size, color, form, texture, leaves, flowers, fruit and maintenance needs for plants.
6. Apply hydrozoning concepts in grouping plants according to their water requirements.
7. Describe the attributes of an efficient irrigation system.
8. Explain the benefits of mulch in a water conserving landscape.
9. Plan a water conserving landscape for a landscape site.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Introduction
    A. What is a water conserving landscape?
    B. Benefits/Advantages
II.   Planning
    A. Landscape goals and objectives
    B. Site analysis
    C. Soil analysis
    D. Zoning the landscape
    E. Limiting turf areas
III.  Plant Selection
     A. Considerations
         1. Size
         2. Color
         3. Form
         4. Texture
         5. Leaves
         6. Flowers
         7. Fruit
         8. Maintenance
     B. Drought tolerant plants
     C. Natives
     D. Other suitable plants
IV.  Plant Placement
     A. Water requirements
     B. Grouping according to hydrozones
     C. Right plant, right place
V.   Efficient Irrigation
     A. Systems
     B. Schedules
     C. Seasonal adjustments
VI.  Mulching
     A. Benefits
     B. Types
     C. Application
VII. Appropriate Maintenance

Assignments:
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May include:
1. Create a list of primary landscape goals and objectives for a site.
2. Produce a simple site analysis.
3. Create a plant list and hydrozoning plan for a given site.
4. Complete a simple plan for a water conserving landscape for a landscape site.
5. 2-3 quizzes--objective examinations.

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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
60 - 80%
Site analysis, hydrozoning plan, water conserving landscape plan.
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
10 - 30%
Quizzes, Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
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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Mediterranean Gardening: A Waterwise Approach, Gildemeister, Heidi. UC Press: 2002 (Classic)
The Mediterranean Gardener, Latymer, Hugo and Niccolo Grassi., Frances Lincoln Ltd.:2001 (Classic)
Waterwise Gardening, Lane Publishing Co., Menlo Park, CA :1989 (Classic)
Water Conserving Plants and Landscapes for the Bay Area, East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), Oakland, CA:1990 (Classic)
California Native Plants for the Garden, Bornstein, Carol, et al. Cachuma Press: 2005

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