SRJC Course Outlines

10/27/2020 8:01:47 AMHORT 12 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 12Title:  LANDSCAPE PLNTS: WIN/SPR  
Full Title:  Landscape Plants: Winter/Spring
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 Scheduled3.008 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 55

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 winter and spring of the year through field lectures on SRJC grounds and at other locations.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion of CS 5 or proficiency in basic productivity software including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
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 winter and spring of the year through field lectures on SRJC grounds and at other locations.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion of CS 5 or proficiency in basic productivity software including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
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:Spring 1982Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2006Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: AG - EH 112L Plant Materials and Usage II SRJC Equivalent Course(s): HORT12

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify and classify plants and correctly pronounce both botanical and common plant names.
2.  Select and assess plants for landscaping purposes and suitability.
 

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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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I. 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            
II. External Structures Used in Identification of Plants                  
    A. Leaves            
    B. Buds            
    C. Stem            
    D. Bark            
    E. Flowers            
    F. Fruit            
III. Identification by Sight Memory of 100-125 Plants Best Observed in the Winter and Spring
    (from the CAN and ACLA plant lists); with Collection and Preservation of Specim      
    A. Indoor plants            
    B. Annuals            
    C. Perennials            
    D. Vines            
    E. Ground covers            
    F. Trees            
IV. 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. Field Work: Using plant ID key, identify and collect plant specimens in the field
4. Field Work: 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
0 - 0%
None
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
15 - 30%
Oral report and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Sunset Western Garden Book. 9th ed. Editors of Sunset Magazine. Sunset. 2012 (classic)

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