AGRI 102 Plant Science in Agriculture*

This course introduces plant anatomy, morphology and plant physiology to the student by exploring how plant structures and processes are involved in basic growth and development. Concepts from botany, soil science, genetics, chemistry, and biochemistry are used to understand how plants utilize their environment. Laboratory sessions involve short-term, hands-on experiments that explore such topics as photosynthesis, mineral nutrition, plant-water relations, plant growth, and hormonal regulations.

Credits

3 Credits

Corequisite

AGRI 102L

AGRI 102Plant Science in Agriculture*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Agriculture

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Semester Contact Hours Lab

45

Corequisite Narrative

AGRI 102L

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course introduces plant anatomy, morphology and plant physiology to the student by exploring how plant structures and processes are involved in basic growth and development. Concepts from botany, soil science, genetics, chemistry, and biochemistry are used to understand how plants utilize their environment. Laboratory sessions involve short-term, hands-on experiments that explore such topics as photosynthesis, mineral nutrition, plant-water relations, plant growth, and hormonal regulations.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Describe the plant body and the biological functions of its parts in the production of food Identify and describe the basic principles of plant growth Formulate hypotheses about the processes that impact plant growth and develop and propose experiments that could be developed to test hypotheses based on the scientific method Research, interpret and communicate in both oral and written forms about key scientific concepts related to plant anatomy, plant genetics and plant physiology

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Materials

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