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HS (Horticulture Science)
203
031456
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Home Plant Propagation
Home Plant Propagation
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Horticultural Science (11HS)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Spring 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)
GEP (Gen Ed)

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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Elisabeth Meyer
Lecturer

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture5050NoFall semester
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC5050NoSpring semester

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
32THCCTUGeneral Horticulture-CTURequired
Not for Horticultural Science Majors (SH, THG, THL). Substitution of HS 203 for HS 301 are not allowed. An introduction to the basic principles of sexual and asexual plant propagation, including seeds, cuttings, layering, Grafting, and Division.

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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:
 
 
1. Utilize an understanding of the physiological needs of plants for successful propagation by layering, division, and grafting as means of asexual propagation and determine species which are best propagated using these methods.
 
 
1. Construct environments that address physiological needs of plants for successfully rooting leaf, stem, and/or root cuttings of both herbaceous and woody plant species.
2. Semester-long propagation journal consisting of written entries and digital images detailing various propagation methods employed throughout the course
 
 
1. Describe the differences between asexual and sexual propagation of plants, including the benefits and disadvantages associated with each, and be able to assess which propagation method should be used to achieve specific goals.
2. Relate the basic concepts and applications of plant breeding and seed formation.
 
 
1. Final student research project in which students identify and describe propagation methods for a plant species of their choice and assesses which of those methods are most useful in a commercial setting vs. a home setting
2. Perform cross pollination on petunia
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
100%
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
No restrictions
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
No restrictions
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
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)
 
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.
 

College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesRobin Clements
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Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the differences between asexual and sexual propogation of plants, including the benefits and disadvantages associated with each.


2. Understand the environmental and physiological factors involved in successfully rooting leaf, stem, and/or root cuttings of both herbaceous and woody plant species. 


3. Become familiar with the techniques of layering, division, and grafting as means of asexual propagation and list species which are best propagated using these methods. 


4. Define the factors determining when seeds shouldbe collected and the conditions in which they should be stored. 


5. Explain the different types of seed dormancy and identify methods used to overcome each type of dormancy during the process of seed germination.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Other30%Students will make forum posts and submit assignment worksheets to detail various propagation methods they will employ throughout the course that will collectively be referred to as the “propagation journal”. These posts and assignments will comprise 30% of students’ final grades. Students may also receive a few additional, short assignments pertinent to course content that will be included in this 30%. All propagation forum posts and assignments may be turned in up to a week after the posted due date with no penalty. Journals and assignments submitted after the week long grace period will not be accepted under any circumstances whatsoever. No exceptions will be made to this policy for any student.
Project10%Students will research asexual and sexual propagation methods for a specific woody plant species of their choice. The student research project will not be accepted late unless instructor approval is received prior to the due date.
Exam60%4 @ 15% each. All exams, including the final exam, will be multiple choice and possibly also short answer questions. Students MAY NOT use lecture notes, course materials, or any other form of outside assistance on exams—the exams are “closed-notes”. All exams must be proctored.
Each exam will include material covered since the previous exam. The fourth exam will be given during the final exam period, but it will NOT be cumulative. The fourth and final exam will be given from April 25th-May 4th.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Welcome, Intro to Plant Prop, Nomenclature One weekGet to Know Each Other Forum, Student Info Sheet, Course Info and Syllabus Quiz
Plant Structures, Hormones, and DevelopmentOne weeknone.
Building Prop StructuresOne weekPropagation Structures discussion
Stem CuttingsOne weekPropagation Journal Entry 1, Stem Cuttings Pictures forum
Genetics and ChimerasOne weekNone.
Leaf and Root CuttingsOne weekPropagation Journal Entry 2, Root or Leaf Cutting Pictures forum
Layering, Division and BulbsOne weekPropagation Journal Entry 3, Propagation Journal Entry 4, Layering and Geophyte Pictures forum
GraftingOne weekExtra Credit Propagation Journal Entry 5 and Pictures forum (optional)
Orchids and Tissue CultureOne weekPropagation Journal Update forum
Seed Formation and BreedingOne weekPropagation Journal Entry 6, Seed Germination Pictures forum
Seed Types and DormancyOne weekStudent Research Project
Seed Germination, FernsOne weekLast Update forum, Final Worksheets submission
I have updated the course content information in CIM. The only new attribute is clarification of the grading method. In 2015, when the grading method was changed to add credit only as an option the grading method accidentally got changed so that credit only was the only option. The course needs to be both graded and with the option of credit only.
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