SRJC Course Outlines

9/28/2020 9:12:39 PMHORT 50.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 50.1Title:  INTRO HORTICULTURAL SCI  
Full Title:  Introduction to Horticultural Science
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 Scheduled08 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 90

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to horticulture with an emphasis on the basics of plant growth and development, plant descriptions and classification, basic plant propagation, soils, fertilizers, and water management. This is the first half of a two-part series exploring (1) horticulture as an applied science and (2) horticultural careers.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to horticulture with an emphasis on the basics of plant growth and development, plant descriptions and classification, basic plant propagation, soils, fertilizers, and water management. This is the first half of a two-part series exploring (1) horticulture as an applied science and (2) horticultural careers.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
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.   Describe the basics of plant growth and development.
2.   Describe plant classifications, basic plant propagation, soils, fertilizers, and water management.
 

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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Describe the natural classification system for the plant kingdom.
2. Identify the parts of a typical higher green plant and describe their functions.
3. Define the processes of photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration.
4. Summarize the environmental factors that affect plant growth.
5. Differentiate between sexual and asexual reproduction in plants and describe the characteristics of each process.
6. Distinguish between mitosis and meiosis in plants and describe the processes of each.
7. Classify and describe plants using plant keys, taxonomic terms, and botanical nomenclature.
8. Demonstrate techniques of propagation using various media and by a variety of methods, such as cuttings and seeds.
9. Differentiate among types of soils and explain how and why they differ.
10. Describe the four components of soils, the major soil separates, and soil textural and structural characteristics.
11. List the available forms of the elements essential to plant growth and describe their functions and deficiency symptoms in plants.
12. Define soil acidity and alkalinity in terms of pH.

Topics and Scope
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1. Plant Growth and Development
    a. Parts of a plant
    b. Structure of plant parts
    c. Major plant processes
    d. What plants need for growth
2. Plant Classification
    a. Plant taxonomy
    b. Horticultural descriptions
    c. How plants are identified
    d. Visual descriptions
3. Plant propagation methods
    a. Sexual
    b. Asexual
4. Soils
    a. Soil separates
    b. Texture
    c. Structure
    d. Water holding
    e. Porosity
    f. pH
5. Fertilizers and Fertilization Methods
    a. Essential nutrients
    b. Organic and synthetic characteristics
    c. Analysis and fertilizer label

Assignments:
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1. Chapter review worksheets
2. Worksheets for videos and lectures
3. Plant classification exercises
4. Plant propagation activities
5. Two to three quizzes
6.  Final 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 - 30%
Worksheets
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Plant classification exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Plant propogation activities and plant classification
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Quizzes and final include multiple choice, true/false, matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Ornamental Horticulture, Science, Operations & Management. DelMar, 2010.
Instructor prepared materials

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