Plant Biosciences Specialization

Introduction to Horticulture

An introduction to the principles and practices of production and landscape horticultural science and the horticulture industry in Ohio and the USA. Emphasis on the diversity of crops, production systems, diversity of the horticulture industry and an introduction for students to possible careers in horticulture in Ohio and the USA.

Introduction to Agronomy

An introductory course of row crop and forage agricultural production (agronomy). This course introduces students to row and forage crop species common in Ohio and surrounding states, and provides fundamental information on how these crops are managed in the region. Management aspects include site preparation, seasonality of management activities, and fundamentals of nutrient and pest management.

Physiology of Cultivated Plants

A study of basic physiological processes in plants and how they impact crop production and productivity. Online section requires enrollment in the Masters of Plant Health Management Program. Prereq: 3310, and Biology 1113 or 1113H, and Chem 1110 or 1210; or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 621.

The Ecology of Agriculture

Examines the key ecological and evolutionary processes at work in agricultural systems and the ways those processes interact with human systems. Prereq: ENR 3000 (300.01), and 6 sem cr hrs of HCS taken at the 3000-level or above; or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 602.

Digital Portfolio Development

This course will provide an overview of digital portfolio development of prior learning and/or on-going learning. Portfolios may be used to assess and compare learning with contemporary job requirements. Students will learn to select, categorize, and document their achievements and accomplishments for review and assessment, relative to career readiness skills and co-curricular competencies.

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