Plant Science (PLSC)

PLSC 110. World Food Crops

Credits: 2
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PLSC 110L.
Typically Offered: FALL
Scientific principles of crop growth, worldwide production, management alternatives, and processing for domestic and international consumption.

PLSC 110L. World Food Crops Lab

Credits: 1
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PLSC 110.
Typically Offered: FALL
PLSC 110L is designed to complement topics covered in PLSC 110.

PLSC 192. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

PLSC 194. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

PLSC 195. Service Learning

Credits: 1
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Designed to increase off-campus community involvement and awareness of civic responsibility, Service Learning gives students the opportunity to earn up to six semester hours of college credit while pursuing volunteer activities that have positive impact in the community. Some examples of activities that may serve as vehicles for Service Learning include: volunteer work at non-profit organizations (e.g., Kiwanis, Lions, etc.); serving as unpaid interns in local and state government; and organizing and participating in activities that are beneficial to the community as a whole (e.g. spring clean-up drives, neighborhood watch programs, meals-on-wheels, etc.). Students interested in Service Learning should discuss options with their academic advisors and/or faculty in areas related to the proposed activity.

PLSC 196. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

PLSC 197. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

PLSC 199. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.

PLSC 223. Introduction to Weed Science

Credits: 2
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PLSC 223L.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Introduction of a basic knowledge of weeds, herbicide groups, the use of pesticides, economic and environmental considerations, personal safety, modes of action and terminology.

PLSC 223L. Introduction to Weed Science Lab

Credits: 1
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PLSC 223.
Typically Offered: SPRING
PLSC 223L is designed to complement topics covered in PLSC 223.

PLSC 225. Principles of Crop Production

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
Principles of field crop production with emphasis on relationships of crops to their climate and production considerations as a means of managing resources and the environment.

PLSC 235. Field Scouting Techniques

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: SPRING
The purpose of this course is to provide students the skills necessary for proper pest identification and crop scouting techniques. Information such as crop growth and development, pest life cycles, damage symptoms and economic thresholds will be covered. Communications skills and presentation techniques will also be emphasized.

PLSC 235L. Field Scouting Techniques Lab

Credits: 1
Prerequisite: PLSC 235.
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 4.00 credits.
Typically Offered: SUMMER
Field scouting activities will be done in the field at various locations throughout the summer to give the student practical field experience.

PLSC 243. Advanced Weed Science

Credits: 2
Prerequisites: PLSC 223 and PLSC 223L.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Interpretation and understanding of Herbicide Mode of Action, Herbicide Resistance, Herbicide Efficacy, Herbicide Toxicology, Herbicide Selectivity, and Characteristics of Weeds.

PLSC 245. Advanced Crop Production

Credits: 2
Prerequisite: PLSC 225 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
This is an advanced examination of crop production principles: nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management, and crop management.

PLSC 292. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

PLSC 294. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

PLSC 296. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

PLSC 297. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

PLSC 299. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.