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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Cook College Programs of Study Plant Science 776  

Plant Science 776

Degree: B.S.

Undergraduate Program Director: James C. French (aroid@rci.rutgers.edu)


Adviser
Code
Office
Phone (Ext.)
Stacy Bonos
(BF)
Foran 284
2-9375 (255)
Bruce B. Clarke
(CZ)
Foran 338
2-9375 (331)
Edward F. Durner
(DP)
Foran 286
2-9711 (256)
Joel S. Flagler
(FE)

201/599-6162
James C. French
(FD)
Foran 296C
2-9711 (162)
Chaim Frenkel
(FL)
Foran 380
2-8977 (353)
Thomas J. Gianfagna
(GN)
Foran 280
2-9711 (252)
Joseph C. Goffreda
(GG)
Foran 201B
2-9711 (202)
Bingru Huang
(HZ)
Foran 301
2-9375 (302)
Harry W. James
(JA)
Foran 123
2-9711 (123)
Gojko Jelenkovic
(JB)
Foran 201A
2-9711 (201)
Richard H. Merritt
(MS)
Foran 272
2-9711 (247)
William Meyer
(MH)
Foran 296A
2-9375 (160)
James Murphy
(MB)
Foran 180
2-9711 (129)
Elwin R. Orton
(OB)
Foran 172
2-9711 (124)
John N. Sacalis
(SA)
Foran 382
2-9711 (131)
James F. White
(WQ)
Foran 386
2-9375 (357)

The plant science program prepares students for careers or further study in areas related to food, fiber, turfgrass, ornamental plant production, pest management, plant breeding, plant pathology, or plant science education. The curriculum offers three options: horticulture and turf industry, for students intending to pursue business careers; research, for students intending to pursue careers in laboratories or graduate study; and professional preparation, for students intending to pursue careers in education or horticultural therapy.

I. College Mission: Interdisciplinary Critical Analysis (5-6 credits)

11:015:101 Perspectives on Agriculture and the Environment (2)

11:015:400 Junior/Senior Colloquium (3)

II. Introductory Life and Physical Sciences

A.Life Sciences (8 credits)

01:119:101-102 General Biology (4,4)

B.Physical Sciences (9 credits)

01:160:161-162 General Chemistry (4,4)

01:160:171 Introduction to Experimentation (1)

III. Humanities and the Arts (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

IV. Multicultural and International Studies (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

V. Human Behavior, Economic Systems, and Political Processes

A.Human Behavior (3 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter. Note that 01:830:101 General Psychology (3) is required in the horticultural therapy specialization.

B.Economic Systems (3-6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter. 11:373:121 Principles and Applications of Microeconomics or 01:220: 103 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3) or equivalents is required of students in the horticulture and turf industry option.

C.Political Processes (3 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

VI. Oral and Written Communication (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

VII. Experience-Based Education (3 credits)

11:776:495,496 Special Problems in Plant Science (BA,BA) or equivalent or an appropriate placement in cooperative education

VIII. Proficiency in Plant Science (52-75 credits)

A. REQUIRED COURSES (9-12)

Quantitative Skills

See 01:640:___ in VIII B below.

Computer and Information Technology Competence (0-3)

01:198:110 Introduction to Computers and Their Application (3) or equivalent or satisfaction of an approved departmental computer competency test

Professional Ethics (3)

01:730:250 Environmental Ethics (3) or 01:730:251 Ethics and Business (3)

Additional Requirements (6)

11:776:211 Introduction to Horticulture (3)

11:776:242 Plant Science (3)

B. OPTIONS (43-63)

One of the following three options is required:

1. Horticulture and Turf Industry (52-58)

Required courses (29-30)

11:370:350 Agricultural Entomology and Pest Management (3)

11:373:231 Agribusiness Marketing (3)

11:373:241 Agribusiness Management (3) or 11:373:341 Management: Human Systems Development (3)

11:375:266 Soils and Their Management (4) or 11:375: 453 Soil Ecology (3)

01:460:101 Introductory Geology I: Physical (3)

01:460:103 Introductory Geology Laboratory (1)

01:640:115 Precalculus College Mathematics (4) or 01: 960:401 Basic Statistics for Research (3)

11:770:301 General Plant Pathology (3)

11:776:382 Plant Physiology (4)

11:776:406 Plant Breeding (3)

Electives (23-28)

At least eight additional courses selected from the following list:

Plant Science Curriculum Electives

11:015:492 Tropical Agriculture (3)

11:015:494 Tropical Agriculture and Natural Resources Field Study (3)

11:126:406 Plant Gene Transfer (4)

11:126:413 Plant Molecular Biology (3)

11:126:427 Methods in Recombinant DNA Technology (4)

11:370:350 Agricultural Entomology and Pest Management (3)

11:370:381 Insect Biology (4)

11:550:230 Environmental Design Analysis (3)

11:550:233-234 Landscape Plants I,II (3,3)

11:550:238 Landscape Management and Maintenance (3)

11:550:239 Planning and Planting the Residential Environment (3)

11:680:390 General Microbiology (4)

11:704:332 Plant Ecology (4)

11:770:402 Mycology: Fungi in the Environment (3)

11:776:200 Modern Crop Production (3)

11:776:202 Applied Physiology of Horticultural Crops (3)

11:776:221 Principles of Organic Crop Production (3)

11:776:231 Commercial Floral Design (3)

11:776:3__ Plant Nutrition (3)

11:776:304 Turfgrass Management (4)

11:776:305 Plant Genetics (4)

11:776:310 Plant Propagation (3)

11:776:312 Medicinal Plants (3)

11:776:321 Greenhouse Management and Crop Production (3)

11:776:340 Principles and Practices of Fruit Production (4)

11:776:341 Fruit Production (3)

11:776:362 Principles of Vegetable Culture (3)

11:776:401 Postharvest Physiology of Horticultural Crops (3)

11:776:402 Principles of Weed Science (3)

11:776:403 Plant Science Techniques (3)

11:776:404 Soil Management for Sports and Landscape Applications (3)

11:776:408 Turfgrass Pest Science (4)

11:776:439 Nursery Crop Production (3)

11:776:450 Horticultural Topics (2)

11:776:451 Fine and Sports Turf (3)

11:776:452 Plant Tissue Culture (3)

11:776:495,496 Special Problems in Plant Science (BA,BA)

01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research (3)

2. Professional Preparation: Plant Science Teacher Preparation, Plant Protection Preparation, and Horticulture Therapy Specialization (43-57)

Required courses (3-4)

01:640:115 Precalculus College Mathematics (4) or 01: 960:401 Basic Statistics for Research (3)

and one of the following specializations:

A. Plant Science Teacher Preparation (46-50)

Required courses (24)

05:300:200 Exploring Teaching as a Profession (3)

05:300:306 Educational Psychology: Principles of Classroom Learning (3)

05:300:401 Individual and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom (3)

11:300:450 Biology and Society (3)

11:300:453 Teaching Life Science (3)

05:300:462 Demonstration and Technology in Science Education (3)

Electives (22-26)

Additional courses from the curriculum electives listed in the horticulture and turf industry option, above, selected in consultation with an adviser.

B. Horticultural Therapy Specialization (53)

Required courses (40)

11:776:225 Introduction to Horticultural Therapy (3)

11:776:325 Horticultural Therapy Techniques and Programming (3)

11:776:425 Special Topics in Horticultural Therapy (2)

11:776:495,496 Special Problems in Plant Science (a minimum of 8 credits, approved by the adviser)

At least eight of the following human science courses (24-26):

11:300:327 Applications of Psychology in Education (3)

11:373:341 Management: Human Systems Development (3)

01:830:101 General Psychology (3)

01:830:303, 304 Memory and Memory Laboratory (3,1)

01:830:321 Social Psychology (3)

01:830:326, 327 Small Groups and Laboratory (3,1)

01:830:330 Developmental Psychology (3)

01:830:333 Adolescent Development (3)

01:830:335 Adult Development and Aging (3)

01:830:340 Abnormal Psychology (3)

01:830:361 Developmental Psychobiology (3)

01:830:377 Health Psychology (3)

10:832:416 Mental Illness: Social and Public Policy (3)

09:910:352 Groups at Risk in Contemporary Society (3) or09: 910:220 Introduction to Social Work and Social Services (3)

01:920:210 Sociology of Medicine and Health Care (3)

Electives (13)

Additional courses selected from the curriculum electives listed in the horticulture and turf industry option, above. Recommended electives are 01:119:332, 11:370:350, 11:770:301, and 11:776: 231, 310, 321, 439.

C. Plant Protection (45)

Required courses (15)

11:370:352 Toxicology of Pesticides (3)

11:370:381 Insect Biology (4)

11:770:301 General Plant Pathology (3)

11:776:402 Principles of Weed Science (3)

11:776:495Special Problems in Plant Science (3) orappropriate adviser-approved internship in plant protection

Electives (30)

A minimum of 30 credits, with at least one course from each of the five following areas. Additional electives may be substituted in consultation with the adviser.

I. Economics, Marketing, and Policy

11:373:231 Agribusiness Marketing (3)

11:373:241 Agribusiness Management (3)

11:373:363 Environmental Economics (3)

11:373:371 Food Health and Safety Policy (3)

II. Insect Pests

11:370:350 Agricultural Entomology and Pest Management (3)

11:370:409 Insect Classification (4)

11:770:416 Principles of Applied Nematology (3)

III. Microbial Pathogens

11:680:390 General Microbiology (4)

11:770:402 Mycology: Fungi in the Environment (3)

11:776:408 Turfgrass Pest Science (4)

IV. Agroecology and Ecology

11:015:230 Fundamentals of Agroecology (3)

11:704:351 Principles of Ecology (4)

V. Production/Management

11:015:301 Topics in Agroecology (3)

11:375:266 Soils and Their Management (4) orequivalent

11:776:200 Modern Crop Production (3)

11:776:221 Principles of Organic Crop Production (3)

11:776:304 Turfgrass Management (4)

11:776:321 Greenhouse Management and Crop Production (3)

11:776:341 Fruit Production (3)

11:776:439 Nursery Crop Production (3)

3. Research (57-63)

Required courses (43-44)

11:115:403,404 General Biochemistry (4,3)

11:126:413 Plant Molecular Biology (3)

01:160:307-308 Organic Chemistry (4,4)

01:640:135-136 Calculus I,II (4,4) or equivalent

01:750:203-204 General Physics (3,3)

11:776:305 Plant Genetics (4)

11:776:382 Plant Physiology (4)

11:776:452 Plant Tissue Culture (3) or 11:126:406 Plant Gene Transfer (4)

Electives (14-19)

At least five additional courses selected from the curriculum electives listed in the horticulture and turf industry option, above.

IX. Unspecified Electives (0-24 credits)


 
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