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Last approved: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:46:50 GMT

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CS (Crop Science)
214
004114
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Crop Science Laboratory
Crop Science Lab
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
1
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Laboratory2
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. Bob Patterson
Professor of Crop Science

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Laboratory3535NoThis laboratory will be conducted, starting Fall 2016, the same as it has been done in the past. The reason the laboratory is being separated from the lecture, it is to encourage students taking the online version of CS 213 to take the new CS 214 laboratory - have hands on experience.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LAB2020NoVaries
Prerequisite: BIO 181 or BIO 183 or PB 200 or PB 250; Co-requisite: CS 213
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11PSSBSPlant and Soil SciencesRequired
11AGSBSAgricultural ScienceRequired
The laboratory's intent is to provide students enrolled in the CS 213 lecture course opportunity to apply under field and controlled environmental conditions the crop production principles introduced in the lecture course. Using a hands-on approach targeting a variety of crop management approaches, students will examine the growth and development characteristics that relate most directly to final yield and quality of the marketed product. Students will employ a spectrum of treatment combinations aimed at strengthening understanding of the interaction of genotype, environment, and management, with the goal of identifying influential factors of crop yield and quality.

The purpose of bringing CS 214 into existence is to separate the existing laboratory part of the currently CS 213 course from the lecture part of that course. The outcome of this separation will be two new courses CS 213 (lecture) and CS 214 (laboratory), each new course will be taught exactly the same way as the lab was taught when it was tied to the prior course, currently CS 213.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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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 additional resources are required for this course. The lab traditionally requires a Crop Science TA, but there are no additional funding or resources to be requested from the department or college.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon careful study and completion of all assigned work, students should understand:



  1. Identify the function of seed & plant components of a wide variety of field crops, including monocots & dicots,

  2. Outline the interaction among genetics, environment, and management that leads to a particular yield and quality outcome,

  3. Interpret how growth characteristics—in response to a particular combination of genotype, environment, and management—influence crop yield and quality,

  4. Explain why timing of management practices is so critically important to successful field crop production,

  5. Calculate how a field crop must be managed to assure that the crop is able to compete satisfactorily with biotic stress factors—especially weeds, insects, and diseases—that otherwise could reduce economic yield,

  6. Understand the role abiotic environmental factors—especially light, water, nutrient elements, and space—play in influencing growth, development, and final yield and quality, and

  7. Evaluate how the growing environment must be managed to achieve the goal of maximizing economic yield and quality in the most environmentally sustainable manner.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes20%Quizzes are at the beginning of the lab and 90% of the quiz is testing the student on the previous lab and 10% is testing the student on the lab of the day.
Project20%Student conducts an environmentally controlled experiment on some aspect of crop growth and development, and is responsible for writing a term paper and doing an oral presentation on his/her project. The purpose of this assignment is to give the student an opportunity to relate the genotype-by-environment interaction with physiologically aspects of crop production.
Midterm20%Cover all laboratory experiences through the first half of the course.
Final Exam25%Comprehensive and covers all laboratory exercises throughout the semester.
Participation15%Assessment of the students’ enthusiasms for being interactively involved in all aspects of the course.
Course can be modified for true Distance Education students.
Key: 8708