SRJC Course Outlines

8/17/2022 1:45:58 PMHORT 8 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 8Title:  PLANT MATERIALS: SU/FALL  
Full Title:  Plant Materials: Summer/Fall
Last Reviewed:3/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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:  HORT 54

Catalog Description:
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Identification, growth habits, culture and ornamental use of landscape and indoor plants adapted to California climates. Includes an introduction to plant taxonomic system and botanical nomenclature. Emphasis on plants listed in the current California Association of Nurserymen (CAN) and Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) Certification Tests Plant Lists. Presentation of those plants best observed and studied in the summer and fall of the year through field lectures on SRJC grounds and at other locations. This course is equivalent to HORT 55.1 and HORT 55.2; students successfully completing those courses are not eligible to enroll in this course.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Identification, growth habits, culture and ornamental use of landscape and indoor plants adapted to California climates. Includes an introduction to plant taxonomic system and botanical nomenclature. Emphasis on plants listed in the current California Association of Nurserymen (CAN) and Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) Certification Tests Plant Lists. Presentation of those plants best observed and studied in the summer and fall of the year through field lectures on SRJC grounds and at other locations. This course is equivalent to HORT 55.1 and HORT 55.2; students successfully completing those courses are not eligible to enroll in this course.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
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 2004Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2006Inactive:
 
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.   Demonstrate correct usage of botanical nomenclature.
2.   Correctly pronounce botanical and common plant names.
3.   Classify plants based on the binomial method of plant nomenclature.
4.   Identify a range of native and exotic plants by leaf, bark, flower, fruit, and growth habit.
5.   Evaluate the growth habits and soil and water requirements of different plants.
6.   Select plants according to desired function, growth habits, climate, exposure, and maintenance requirements.
7.   Determine and recommend to a client cultural practice for plants in the landscape that will promote plant health and endurance.
8.   Assess plants for landscaping purposes to provide desired foliage, flower, and form characteristics and make recommendations to clients.
9.   Evaluate plants based on their suitability for water efficient landscapes.
10. Use plant keys to identify specimens.
11. Demonstrate proper plant materials collection and preservation  methods.

Topics and Scope
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1. Introduction to plant taxonomic system and botanical nomenclature
        a. Family, genus, and species
        b. Classification below species level
           1. cultivars
           2. varieties
           3. subspecies
        c. Interspecies and intergeneric hybrids
        d. Conventions for writing botanical names
2. External structures used in identification of plants
        a. Leaves
        b. Buds
        c. Stem
        d. Bark
        e. Flowers
        f. Fruit
3. Identification by sight memory of 100-125 plants best observed in the
  summer and/or fall (from the CAN and ACLA plant lists):
        a. Indoor plants
        b. Annuals
        c. Perennials
        d. Vines
        e. Ground covers
        f. Trees
4. 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. Fruit type
        h. Exposure
           1. sun
           2. shade
           3. half sun/shade
        i. Soil and water requirements of the plants studied
        j. Pruning to fit the landscape requirements
        k. Landscape use
        l. Significant pests and diseases

Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1.  Written report (5 pages) and oral presentation on selected plant or plant group.
2.  Conduct research on plant requirements and compile information.
3.  Using plant ID key, identify and collect plant specimens in the field.
4.  Properly prepare and mount specimens and label them with appropriate identification labels.
5.  Quizzes (7), midterm, and final exam covering plant identification and cultural requirements.

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 on a selected plant or plant group.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 50%
Field work
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 30%
Oral report and plant sale participation.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion
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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Sunset Western Garden Book, by Editors of Sunset Magazine, Oxmoor House, Inc., publishers.  2012.

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