Viewing: HS 493 : Research Experience in Horticultural Science

Last approved: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:00:46 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:40:35 GMT

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Change Type
Major
HS (Horticulture Science)
493
012222
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Research Experience in Horticultural Science
Research Exp. in HS
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Horticultural Science (11HS)
01.1103
Horticultural Science.
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Remote Location/Site Based
Remote locations or sites are arranged by the student.
Grading Method
Credit Only (S/U)
1-3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Research3-10
Course Attribute(s)


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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
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6
Helen Kraus
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Research2020NoEach student arranges his/her own individualized research experience that is approved by the research supervisor and the undergraduate coordinator.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
RSC00NoN/A


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11THG036Technology, General HorticultureElective
11SH097Science HorticultureElective
11THL097Technology, Landscape DesignElective
A learning experience in Horticultural Science where a student can gain research experience relevant to their academic and career goals. A minimum of 45 hours must be completed for each credit hour earned, with 3 credit hours maximum for each experience (135 hours = 3 credits). The experience must be arranged by the student and approved by the undergraduate coordinator prior to the start of the experience. To gain approval, a student must submit the completed HS 493 contract and have it approved by their research experience supervisor and the undergraduate coordinator. In addition to the work described in the contract, a student will complete a two reflective assignments.

We wanted to make the number of hours devoted to internships, research and teaching all equitable, which it was not prior to this revision. Students who wanted 1 hour of credit for an internship needed more contact hours than students wanting 1 hour of credit for being a teaching assistant or doing a research project.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

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:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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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
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
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)
 

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 new resources needed

This course provides an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in a scientific research program and to reflect on that experience in relation to their academic and career interests and goals.


Student Learning Outcomes

After completing HS 493, students should be able to:



  • Describe the goal of the research project and his/her/their specific role in that project.

  • Describe the professional competencies and knowledge he/she/they developed or deepened through the research experience.

  • Explain how he/she/they applied formal in-class experiences to the research experience.

  • Describe how the research experience contributed to the achievement of his/her/their academic or career goals.

  • Explain how his/her/their understanding of the nature and practice of science was impacted by the research experience.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Short Paper50The first assignment (50%), due prior to initiating the experience, involves the student describing the details of their experience and their expectations for that experience.
Short Paper50The second assignment (50%), due after the experience has been completed, involves writing a reflection at least 3 pages in length describing what they learned and how the experience met or did not meet their expectations. Research mentors may also provide the student the opportunity to present their research findings; however, such presentations are not a component of the student’s grade.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
N/AN/AN/A

aeherget (Wed, 12 Sep 2018 21:55:33 GMT): AECHH: HS 492, HS 493, and HS 494 were approved at 9/12/2018's UCCC meeting pending adjusts to the contact hours to accurately calculate. Members also made the friendly suggestion to clarification on the S grade requirements indicating the students “must earn at least 70% on the assignments” if this means each assignment must be 70% or if the average grade of assignments should be 70%.
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