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HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE (HORT)
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Horticultural Science
 
HORT 1001 - Plant Propagation (BIOL)
(4.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Principles and techniques of propagating plants by seeds, cuttings, grafts, buds, layers, and division. Lectures on principles; labs on practice of various propagating techniques.



HORT 1003 - Horticulture for the Home Gardener
(3.0 cr; spring, every year)
Foundation in soils. Botany. Entomology. Plant pathology. Indoor/herbaceous/wood plants. Lawn fruits/vegetables, pesticides, wildlife. Extension publications/resources.



HORT 1013 - Floral Design
(3.0 cr; fall, offered periodically)
Design for use in commercial flower shops and at home. Principles/elements of design. Wedding arrangements. Corsages. Decorative use of dried materials.



HORT 1014 - Edible Landscape (TS)
(3.0 cr; spring, every year)
Tracing our relationship with edible landscapes traces to our hunting-gathering origins. Technological/social changes that have distanced us from our food. Integrating food plants into pleasing, sustainable, and edible landscapes in yards, neighborhoods, and cities.



HORT 1015 - Woody and Herbaceous Plants
(4.0 cr; A-F only, fall, every year)
How to identify plants around the world. A few hundred of the most important cultivated plants for northern climates, their distinguishing features, common uses, cultural specificities, and notable cultivars.



HORT 1031 - Vines and Wines: Introduction to Viticulture and Enology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-21 yrs of age by date of 1st class meeting; OPT No Aud, fall, spring, every year)
History of wine, principles of biology, culture of grapevine, fermentation, sensory evaluation of wine.



HORT 1061 - The Sustainable Lawn
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
Common turfgrasses. How to manage home lawn in sustainable way. Maintaining quality turf areas with reduced inputs.



HORT 1090 - Directed Studies
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-# or department permission; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Approved field, lab, or greenhouse experiences in application of horticultural information/practices.



HORT 1901 - Topics: Freshman Seminar (ENV)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Fr; fall, every year)
Topics vary.



HORT 1905 - Freshman Seminar
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-Fr; fall, spring, every year)
Topics vary.



HORT 1942 - Topics: Freshman Seminar (TS)
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Interdisciplinary seminar. Topics specified in Class Schedule.



HORT 2031 - Organic Food: How to Grow It, Where to Buy It, Can it Feed the World?
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
Basics of organic food. Growing small-scale organic fruits/vegetables. National Organic Program, importance of organic certification. Role of organics in food security and potential to feed world. Lecture, "hands dirty" experience on student organic farm.



HORT 2100 - Agricultural Biochemistry
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CHEM 1011 or [1015, &1017] or CHEM 1021 or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Chemical/biochemical foundation for agricultural disciplines. Concepts in organic, analytical and biological chemistry. Chemistry, metabolism, and development of plants.



HORT 3000 - Horticulture Global Seminar
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; OPT No Aud, summer, odd academic years)
Three-week travel course. In-depth study of particular topic in horticulture in a foreign country. Lectures and field trips for 15 days, with weekends free.



HORT 3005W - Environmental Effects on Horticultural Crops (WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, BIOL 1009, soph; spring, every year)
Introduction to physiological basis for effects of environment on plant growth/development. How to produce optimal plant growth. Experimental technique, data analysis, scientific writing. Lecture, readings, lab.



HORT 3090 - Directed Studies
(2.0 - 12.0 cr [max 72.0 cr]; Prereq-Nonfr, #; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Approved field, lab, or greenhouse experiences in application of horticultural information/practices.



HORT 3131 - Student Organic Farm Planning, Growing, and Marketing
(3.0 cr; =[AGRO 5131, AGRO 3131, HORT 5131]; Prereq-1001 or AGRO 1101 or AGRO 1103 or BIOL 1001 or BIOL 1009 or #; spring, every year)
Students plan/implement cropping/marketing strategies for organic produce/flowers from Student Organic Farm on St. Paul campus.



HORT 3480 - Topics in Turfgrass
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Various topics in turfgrass.



HORT 4000 - International Experiences in Horticultural Science
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; spring, every year)
Perspectives in horticultural science/cultural diversity through various international settings. Preparation for international study tour of one to three weeks.



HORT 4015 - Advanced Woody and Herbaceous Plant Topics
(1.0 cr [max 7.0 cr]; Prereq-1015; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Species, cultivars, identification, and use for each genus of one group of plants.



HORT 4061W - Turfgrass Management (WI)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1001 or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Biology of turfgrasses, ecology of landscape systems. Installation, management, and culture of turfgrass communities and landscape plant systems. Sod production, industrial grounds, lawn care, park/recreation areas, athletic field/business management. Case studies.



HORT 4062 - Turfgrass Weed and Disease Science
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-[4061, PLPA 2001] or #; A-F only, fall, odd academic years)
Turfgrass weed/disease problems. How to deal with these problems using an integrated approach. Biology, identifying features, and management strategies for several turfgrass diseases/weeds. How to apply IPM principles to turfgrass weed/disease problems.



HORT 4063 - Turfgrass Science
(3.0 cr; =[01601]; Prereq-4061; A-F only, spring, every year)
Ecology, physiology, and theory of turf population dynamics. Specialized management situations such as golf course, commercial sod production, and fine turf athletic settings.



HORT 4071W - Applications of Biotechnology to Plant Improvement (WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[Biol 1009 or equiv or grad student], #; fall, every year)
Fundamentals of plant genetics, molecular biology, and plant biotechnology. Emphasizes their applications to plant propagation and crop improvement. Hands-on experience with crossing plants, analysis of phenotypes and segregation data, plant tissue culture/transformation, gel electrophoresis, molecular cloning, use of genetically modified crops. Principles of ethics/citizenship to decision making in plant genetics and biotechnology. Debate, discussion, writing exercises.



HORT 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship
(1.0 cr [max 2.0 cr]; Prereq-CFANS undergrad, completed internship contract prior to employment; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Professional experience in horticulture firms or government agencies attained through supervised practical experience. Students evaluate reports, consult with faculty advisers/employers.



HORT 4096W - Professional Experience Program: Internship (WI)
(2.0 cr; Prereq-CFANS undergrad; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Professional experience in horticultural businesses, government agencies, arboreta, and botanical gardens achieved through a supervised practical experience. Students produce a final publication focusing on writing for lay audiences. Project starts before the internship begins and ends approximately two months after the internship is complete.



HORT 4141W - Plant Production I (WI)
(4.0 cr; =[01606]; Prereq-1001 or 1015 or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Basic techniques in producing nursery plants, including irrigation, fertilization, and pruning. Lectures, labs, weekly discussions.



HORT 4401 - Plant Genetics and Breeding
(4.0 cr; =[AGRO 4401]; Prereq-Biol 1009 or equiv or grad, #; spring, every year)
Principles of plant genetics and environmental variation. Applications of genetics to crop evolution and breeding of self-pollinated, cross-pollinated, and asexually propagated crops. Lab experiments investigate hybridization, variation, and selection.



HORT 4461 - Horticultural Marketing
(3.0 cr; =[APEC 4461]; Prereq-APEC 1101 or ECON 1101; A-F only, fall, every year)
Major areas in horticultural marketing. Difference between horticultural products and commercial commodities. Core marketing components that should be used by every small horticultural business. Approaches to consumer research.



HORT 4601 - Aquaponics: Integrated fish and plant food systems
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Biol 1009, [Chem 1015 & 1017 or Chem 1061 & 1066] or #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Advanced training/experience at intersection of biology, engineering, economics, policy, culture, environment. Experiential learning (i.e., system design/ maintenance). Community engagement.



HORT 4850 - Pollinator Protection in Managed Landscapes
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[1001 or AGRO 1101 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 1001 or ENT 1001 or PLPA 1005], 30 credits completed (non-freshman status); A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Importance of pollinators in agricultural/other natural landscapes. Risks to pollinators. Ways risks can be reduced, minimized, or overcome. Ways public policy has impacted pollinators/how future policy decisions will affect pollinator protection efforts.



HORT 5007 - Advanced Plant Propagation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1001 or BIOL 2022; spring, even academic years)
Control of growth/development in sexual/asexual reproduction of plants. Effects of environment, plant growth substances. Protocols on dormancy, origin, development of adventitious structures. Specialized propagation techniques. Lecture, lab.



HORT 5011 - Common Chinese Medicinal Plants: Classification, Identification, and Application
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1001 or BIOL 1009 or #; fall, odd academic years)
More than 200 common Chinese medicinal plants from 80 plant families. Medicinal plant identification/classification. Methods/philosophy of applying herbs for health and disease prevention. Practice with about 90 herb samples.



HORT 5012 - Common Chinese Medicinal Plants: Growing and Processing
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[1001 or BIOL 1009, CHEM 1015, HORT 5011] or #; fall, even academic years)
How to grow, process, and store 40 common Chinese herbs and herbal products.



HORT 5023 - Public Garden Management
(2.0 cr; spring, every year)
Overview of knowledge/skills necessary to manage a public garden. History of public gardens. Development of mission and vision. Planning and design. Operations. Education and research. Fund raising, business management, personnel, marketing, conservation.



HORT 5031 - Fruit Production and Viticulture for Local and Organic Markets
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[1001, 3005] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, odd academic years)
Principles of fruit production. Temperature fruit crops. Integrated management of fruit cropping systems. Site selection, cultural management practices, taxonomic classification, physiological/environmental control of plant development. Writing.



HORT 5032 - Organic Vegetable Production
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[3005, ENT 1005, PLPA 2001, SOIL 2125] or #; A-F or Aud, spring, even academic years)
Integrated management of vegetable cropping. Site selection/environment, seed/stand establishment, cultural management, commodity use, handling. Types of vegetable cultivars. Breeding, physiological/environmental control.



HORT 5051 - Plant Production II
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1015; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Propagation, production, and use of floral crops. Bedding plants, perennials, and cut flowers. Growing, marketing, and using herbaceous plants. Cultural practices. Manipulation of environment for growth/quality. Lab, field trips.



HORT 5058 - Plant Cytogenetics
(2.0 cr; Prereq-[HORT/AGRO 4401, BIOL 4004] or #; spring, even academic years)
Hybrid science of plant cytology/genetics. History, concepts, current research, technological development in plant cytogenetics. Function, movement, number/structure of chromosomes. Methods/application of chromosome modification in plant improvement.



HORT 5059 - Plant Cytogenetics Lab
(1.0 cr [max 2.0 cr]; Prereq-[HORT/AGRO 4401, BIOL 4004] or #; spring, even academic years)
Consolidate knowledge of plant cytogenetics by practicing series of microscopy/computational technologies. Examine number, movement, structure/structure modification of chromosomes. Application in plant improvement.



HORT 5061 - Advanced Turfgrass Science
(2.0 cr; Prereq-4061; spring, every year)
For advanced students in turf with career objectives in professional turf management. Emphasis on ecology, physiology, theory of turf population dynamics/specialized management situations such as golf course, commercial sod production, fine turf athletic settings.



HORT 5071 - Ecological Restoration
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[One college course in ecology, one college course in [plant science or botany]] or #; fall, every year)
Ecological/physiological concepts for revegetation of grasslands, wetlands, forests, and landscapes. Plant selection, stand establishment/evaluation. State/federal programs that administer restoration/reclamation. Field trips.



HORT 5090 - Directed Studies
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 18.0 cr]; Prereq-8 cr upper div Hort courses, #; fall, spring, summer, every year)
In-depth exploration of concepts, technology, materials, or programs in specific area to expand professional competency/self-confidence. Planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating knowledge obtained from formal education and from experience.



HORT 5131 - Student Organic Farm Planning, Growing, and Marketing
(3.0 cr; =[HORT 3131, AGRO 5131, AGRO 3131]; Prereq-1001 or AGRO 1101 or AGRO 1103 or BIOL 1001 or BIOL 1009 or #; spring, every year)
Students plan/implement cropping/marketing strategies for organic produce/flowers from Student Organic Farm on St. Paul campus.



HORT 6002 - Problem Solving in Horticulture
(2.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-Completion of 18 cr in master of agriculture in horticulture program or #; S-N only, fall, every year)
Collaborative problem-solving experience designed/completed by students with guidance from faculty instructor.



HORT 6003 - Masters of Professional Studies in Horticulture Professional Experience Program: Internship
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Masters of professional studies in horticulture student, completed internship contract, #; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Professional experience in horticulture firms or government agencies attained through supervised practical experience. Students evaluate reports, consult with faculty advisers and with employers.



HORT 6011 - Plant Propagation
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Master of Professional Studies or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Principles/techniques of propagating plants by seeds, cuttings, grafts, buds, layers, and division. Lectures on principles, labs on practice of various propagating techniques. Reading/discussion of related primary literature.



HORT 8005 - Supervised Classroom or Extension Teaching Experience
(2.0 cr; =[BBE 8005, SOIL 8005, PLPA 8005, AGRO 8005, LAAS 8005]; Prereq-#; S-N or Aud, fall, even academic years)
Classroom or extension teaching experience in one of the following departments: Agronomy and Plant Genetics; Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering; Horticultural Science; Plant Pathology; or Soil, Water, and Climate. Participation in discussions about effective teaching to strengthen skills and develop personal teaching philosophy.



HORT 8007 - Extension Horticulture Practicum
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 5.0 cr]; Prereq-9 grad cr in [ag or bio] science, #; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Selected activities that may include development of an extension fact sheet, assistance in Dial-U Clinic, or preparation of a workshop or short course.



HORT 8023 - Evolution of Crop Plants
(3.0 cr; Prereq-9 grad cr in ag or bio sciences; A-F only, spring, odd academic years)
Origin, distribution, and evolution of cultivated plants; implication of the effects of evolutionary processes on crop breeding for needs of people today.



HORT 8044 - Manipulation of Plant Growth and Reproduction
(2.0 cr; Prereq-PBio 5412; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Impact of environmental and genetic factors on crop growth, development, and reproduction. Emphasis on whole plant physiology and plant response to the environment as determined by genotype and its manipulation for the purpose of producing a crop. Lectures, discussion of current literature, and projects.



HORT 8090 - Graduate Horticultural Research
(1.0 - 12.0 cr [max 18.0 cr]; Prereq-#; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Conduct literature, lab, and/or field research with horticultural plants and cropping systems.



HORT 8201 - Advanced Plant Breeding
(3.0 cr; =[AGRO 8201]; Prereq-STAT 5301 or equiv; A-F only, fall, odd academic years)
Principles/current methods in breeding agronomic/horticultural crops. Use of genotype/environment data to increase genetic gain, population improvement, parent building, alternative selection strategies, breeding for special traits, new approaches.



HORT 8270 - Graduate Seminar
(1.0 cr; =[AGRO 8270]; Prereq-Grad major in [hort or applied plant sciences or ent or agro or plnt brdg or plnt path or soil] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Reports/discussions on problems, investigation work.



HORT 8280 - Current Topics in Applied Plant Sciences
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Grad major in [hort or applied plnt sciences or ent or agro or plnt brdg or plnt path or soil] or #; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Topics presented by faculty or visiting scientists.



HORT 8900 - Advanced Discussions
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; =[AGRO 8900]; Prereq-#; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Special workshops or courses in applied plant sciences.



 
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