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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Horticulture (HORT)

HORT 101 (GN) Horticultural Science (3) Introduction to horticulture with emphasis on plant domestication, morphology, classification, world food crops, commodities, gardens, propagation, and agrochemicals.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 120 Computer Applications for Landscape Contracting (2) Emphasis is placed on the use of commercial software used for landscape planning and estimating. Limited to Landscape Contracting majors only.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 131 Herbaceous Perennial and Annual Identification (3) Herbaceous and annual plant identification; landscape use of herbaceous perennials and greenhouse and garden annuals.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 127, BIOL 110 orHORT 101  

HORT 137 Ornamental Plant Materials (3) Identification and description under fall conditions; discussion of cultural and aesthetic aspects of trees of value in ornamental planting.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 138 Ornamental Plant Materials (3) Identification and description under spring conditions; discussion of cultural and aesthetic aspects of shrubs of value in ornamental plantings.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 150 (GN) Plants in the Human Context (3) An introduction to the many fascinating and vital relationships between plants and human society.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 201 Applied Arboriculture (2) Overview of methods used to diagnose problems and provide for the long term care of large trees.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: Students must be physically capable of safely handling a running chainsaw and pulling their weight up a rope.  

HORT 202 Plant Propagation (3) Principles and practices of asexual and sexual plant propagation.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 027, BIOL 110 orHORT 101  

HORT 220 CAD Applications in Landscape Contracting (3) Application of computer-aided design software including AutoCAD and LANDCADD to landscape contracting.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 120  

HORT 232 Horticultural Systematics (3) Fundamentals of horticultural crop plant classification and systematics. Examples chosen from fruits and vegetables, exclusive of subtropical and tropical fruit.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 101  

HORT 233 (FD SC 233) The Science of Winemaking (3) Introduction to the principles of wine production emphasizing basic wine grape biology, fermentation science, wine chemistry, and wine perception.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: CHEM 110 orBIOL 110  

HORT 238 (TURF 238) Turf and Ornamental Weed Control (3) Students will be introduced to the development of integrated weed management strategies utilizing a variety of cultural and chemical methods.
Effective: Fall 2013
 

HORT 250 Landscape Contracting Design/Build Principles (3) Introduction to the processes and principles of residential landscape site development, from initial client contact to implementation.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 269 Residential Landscape Planning (3) Principles and techniques in landscape design; preparation of plans of small properties.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: Landscape Contracting majors in the Design/Build Option  

HORT 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 298 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 301 Principles of Arboriculture (3) Overview of the concepts and methods prescribed for the evaluation and care of large trees in urban settings.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 110 andSOILS 101  

HORT 315 Environmental Effects on Horticultural Crops (3) Horticultural plants respond to the environmental factors of light, temperature, water, and fertilizer both in controlled and field environments.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 101, HORT 202  

HORT 352 Flower Arranging (2) Floral design beginning with elements and principles of design. Flower arranging techniques as well as different styles of flower arrangements.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 368 Landscape Planting Design (4) Basic planting design employing the use of indigenous and ornamental plants as design elements in the man-made environment. Intended for Landscape Contracting majors only.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 269  

HORT 390 Junior Seminar (1) Current issues in horticulture and agriculture.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FIFTH-SEMESTER STANDING  

HORT 402W Plant Nutrition (3) Mineral nutrition of higher plants, including nutrient acquisition, transport, metabolism, and practical implications.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 315 orBIOL 441, SOILS 101  

HORT 407 Plant Breeding (3) The scientific principles and techniques of utilizing genetic variability in improving the heredity of plants for specific purposes.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 408 Landscape Plant Establishment and Maintenance (4) The principles and practices involved in the establishment of plants in the landscape, and their subsequent maintenance.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 137 orHORT 138;SOILS 101  

HORT 410W Issues in Landscape Contracting (3) This will be a survey of business management, regulatory, and environmental issues facing the landscape contracting profession. Laboratory.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 408  

HORT 412W Post-Harvest Physiology (3) Harvesting, handling, storage, and transportation of horticultural crops; primary emphasis on physiological response to pre- and post-harvest environmental factors.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 6 credits in horticulture or other plant sciences  

HORT 420 Plant Growth Regulators (3) Plant growth regulators, their chemical and physical properties; general principles, practices, and applications in regulating plant growth and development.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 110 orHORT 101  

HORT 431 Small Fruit Culture (3) Cultural requirements and production practices of the principal small fruit crops: strawberries, grapes, blueberries, brambles, and cranberries.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 101, HORT 315  

HORT 432 Deciduous Tree Fruits (3) Science, art, and techniques of regulated cropping; orchard designs and management systems.
Effective: Summer 2013 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: HORT 101, HORT 315  

HORT 432 Deciduous Tree Fruits (3) Science, art, and techniques of regulated cropping; orchard designs and management systems.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: HORT 101  

HORT 433 Vegetable Crops (3) Cultural requirements of important vegetable crops in conjunction with physiological processes and problems related to commercial production.
Effective: Summer 2013 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: HORT 101, HORT 315  

HORT 433 Vegetable Crops (3) Cultural requirements of important vegetable crops in conjunction with physiological processes and problems related to commercial production.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: HORT 101  

HORT 445 Plant Ecology (3) Advanced lectures on plant ecology which stress integration of physiological, population-level and community-level phenomena, and ecology in agriculture.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 220W, FOR 308 orHORT 315  

HORT 450 Greenhouse Management (3) Maintenance and manipulation of the greenhouse production systems including structures, covers, light, temperature, carbon dioxide, water, growing media, fertilizer and greenhouse cost accounting.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 101, HORT 315  

HORT 453 Flower Crop Production and Management (3) Production of greenhouse flower and foliage plants; development of management skills for a greenhouse business.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 101, HORT 315  

HORT 455 Retail Horticulture Business Management (3) The nature, operation, and management of retail horticulture business, emphasizing retail greenhouses, nurseries, and flower shops.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 131, HORT 137 orHORT 138 ; 3 credits of marketing  

HORT 459 (BIOTC 459, BIOL 459) Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology (3) Principles and techniques for the in vitro culture, propagation, and genetic manipulations of plant cells.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 230W ; orB M B 251, B M B 252  

HORT 464 Landscape Construction I (4) Standards, processes, and computations for site grading, drainage, earthwork, vehicular circulation, parking; detailing, and finishing of landscape construction materials.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 269  

HORT 466 Landscape Construction II (5) Project scheduling methods, plant installation techniques, and field layout principles and practices. Implications of site preparation.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 464  

HORT 468 Landscape Estimating and Bidding (2) Reading and interpreting contract drawings and specifications, quantity take- offs, cost estimating, and bid document preparation.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 466  

HORT 490 Senior Seminar (1) Exploration of the interrelationships of horticulture, science, and society; evaluation of attributes and abilities related to various career opportunities.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: HORT 390 seventh-semester standing  

HORT 495 Internship (1-13) Supervised off campus experience in a public or commercial horticultural enterprise. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: approval of proposed assignment required prior to registration  

HORT 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HORT 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

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