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CS (Crop Science)
213
004112
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Crop Science
Crop Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Crop & Soil Science (11CS)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. Bob Patterson
Faculty

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture3535NoOne section per semester, enrollment usually 25-30 in Fall and 20-25 in Spring
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC2020NoVaries
Prerequisite: BIO 181 or BIO 183 or PB 200 or PB 250
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11AGEDAGRAgrictultural Education: AgronomyRequired
11AGSBSAgricultural ScienceRequired
11PSSBSPlant & Soil Sciences BS (all curriculums)Required
11SLDLDEVSoil and Land Development: Land DevelopmentElective
11SLDSSCISoil and Land Development: Soil ScienceElective
Our basic premise is that to produce field crops successfully we must know how our crops grow and develop and what they require from the production environment - including the farmer -for satisfactory management of the relevant environment, and finally to successful yield and quality of commercially important product. Especially important is to understand the various ways in which producers must respond to ever-changing circumstances on the farm, at the bank (credit), and in the marketplace. A solid understanding of the impact of cropping history on the soil and entire ecosystem to be used for the next crop also is vitally important.

The purpose of our wanting to separate the lab offering from the lecture offering is twofold.  First, and foremost, as Soils has found, we cannot offer the lab part online nearly as well as we can offer it "in-class."  The quality of our online lab offering is inferior to the lab we offer "in-class," which  we have offered quite effectively for so long.  Second, we have had online students tell us that they would like to sign up for the lab as a separate course ("on-line") should that become feasible.  And it will become possible once we offer the lab as a one-hour course by itself.  And both face-to-face and online students have a strong preference for our offering the lab at the same time as it always has been offered, Wednesday afternoon.  This time also seems to be a suitable time for our graduate students we always call upon to help with the lab instruction. Our Plant and Soil Science majors, of course, will be required to enroll in the lab course as well as the lecture course, and preferably (but not essential) during the same semester.  Since the lab and lecture courses will continue to be taught "in synch," as has always been done, it will always be in our student's best interest to take both offerings simultaneously.  We will, however, allow the lab to be taken sequentially if this turns out to be the preferable path for any of our majors.  Non-majors, of course, will have more flexibility, including the option not to take the lab at all.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Natural Sciences
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
• Identify and understand the growth requirements for field crops, and the interaction of genotype, growing environment, and management required to produce a healthy crop; Also, the cause-and-effect nature of the relationships among germplasm, environment, management, and marketing.
• Discover evidence to support the production strategies being promoted by extension specialists to maximize economic yield and quality.
• Define and quantify the environmental and ecological impact of current and contemplated agricultural practices.
• Propose alternative crop production strategies that are more globally competitive and environmentally sustainable than presently-used approaches.
• Make wise crop production decisions based on conversations with Agronomy specialists and examination of the relevant Crop Science and commercial sector literature.
 
 
a) Quizzes: Nine, spaced equally throughout the semester
b) Hour Exams -- three, spaced at roughly equal intervals during the semester (each exam is both objective and subjective)
c) Article review - review of a peer-reviewed article relating to the research project the student has chosen for her/his
research project
d) Research project paper - preparation of a research paper of special interest to the student, basically a description
of the proposed protocol for testing a hypothesis defined by the student
e) Oral presentation-- formal sharing with classmates of a summary of the research project paper
f) Final exam -- comprehensive examination (both objective and subjective) that covers all material presented during the semester
 
 
• Identify and understand the growth requirements for field crops, and the interaction of genotype, growing environment, and management required to produce a healthy crop; Also, the cause-and-effect nature of the relationships among germplasm, environment, management, and marketing.
• Discover evidence to support the production strategies being promoted by extension specialists to maximize economic yield and quality.
• Define and quantify the environmental and ecological impact of current and contemplated agricultural practices.
• Propose alternative crop production strategies that are more globally competitive and environmentally sustainable than presently-used approaches.
• Make wise crop production decisions based on conversations with Agronomy specialists and examination of the relevant Crop Science and commercial sector literature.
 
 
a) Quizzes: Nine, spaced equally throughout the semester
b) Hour Exams -- three, spaced at roughly equal intervals during the semester (each exam is both objective and subjective)
c) Article review - review of a peer-reviewed article relating to the research project the student has chosen for her/his
research project
d) Research project paper - preparation of a research paper of special interest to the student, basically a description
of the proposed protocol for testing a hypothesis defined by the student
e) Oral presentation-- formal sharing with classmates of a summary of the research project paper
Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100%
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
N/A
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
N/A
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
BIO 181 or 183, or PB 200 or 250
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
None
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No additional resources will be needed.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to:

•    Identify and understand the growth requirements for field crops, and the interaction of genotype, growing environment, and management required to produce a healthy crop; Also, the cause-and-effect nature of the relationships among germplasm, environment, management, and marketing.

•    Discover evidence to support the production strategies being promoted by extension specialists to maximize economic yield and quality.

•    Define and quantify the environmental and ecological impact of current and contemplated agricultural practices. 

•    Propose alternative crop production strategies that are more globally competitive and environmentally sustainable than presently-used approaches.

•    Make wise crop production decisions based on conversations with Agronomy specialists and examination of the relevant Crop Science and commercial sector literature. 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes10Announed and unannounced about lecture material
Test453 exams throughout the semester
Short Paper5Article Review
Major Paper10On related topic of student's choice, topic to be approved by instructor
Oral Presentation10Presentation of Research Paper
Exam20Final Exam at end of semester

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