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COURSE NUMBER: HORT284
COURSE TITLE:Woody Plant Identification
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:60
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Identification and use of ornamental plants in the landscape.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills pertaining to attaining proper plant species and cultivars. They will learn plant nomenclature to specifically describe desired plant.
  • Identify 100+ specific plants by observing specific physical characteristics.
  • Specify the ornamental and functional aspects of each plant and why they would be used in a landscape situation.
  • Tolerate and work in adverse conditions while learning these plants.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and identify examples of how plants play a role in everyday life all over the world.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Plant taxonomy
  2. Plant morphology
  3. Plant identification 100+ plants and their scientific names

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
50% Identification test
50% Written tests

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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