2017-18 Catalog

Horticulture

Courses

HORT 1301. Horticulture. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the horticulture industry and the career opportunities that are available. The course includes an introduction to plant classification and structure, greenhouse construction and management, orchard and vegetable crops, and plant propagation.

HORT 3300. Plant Propagation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Principles of propagating plants, including vegetables, ornamentals, and fruits. Methods of handling seed; starting plants by the use of cuttings, layers, buds, grafts, and bulbs; ways of propagating specific plants; factors influencing growth of plants after transplanting. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 and HORT 1301. Lab fee $4.

HORT 3301. Landscape Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Planting design and use of plants in the landscape. Use of drafting instruments, preparation of plans, perspective drawings, and cost estimates. Prerequisite: Junior classification. Lab fee $2.

HORT 3320. Landscaping and Gardening Practices. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Principles of landscape, interior, and floral design. Plant identification, environmental requirements, and culture. Prerequisites: HORT 1301 or equivalent. Lab fee: $5.

HORT 3360. Horticulture Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Principles of landscape, interior, and floral design. Plant identification, environmental requirements, and culture. Prerequisite: HORT 1301 or equivalent. Lab fee $5.

HORT 3370. Floriculture. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Principles and basic techniques in floral design and merchandising, introduction to the floral branch of the horticulture industry and floral production.

HORT 3390. Horticultural Plants. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Identification, classification, and characteristics of horticultural plants. Includes the study of trees, shrubs, aroids, cacti, bromeliads, ferns, begonias, and orchids. Prerequisite: HORT 1301 or equivalent or approval of department head. Lab fee $8.

HORT 4086. Horticultural Problems. 1-4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-4 Hours).

Individualized study of current topics in student's major concentration of study or supporting discipline. Specific content and credit dependent upon student's interest, needs, and depth of study. Maximum undergraduate credit, four semester hours. Prerequisite: Senior classification and advance approval by instructor of record.

HORT 4090. Special Topics. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Special Topics. (Credit-variable) Deals with selected topics in agriculture or horticulture. May be repeated for credit when topics vary, with a maximum of six hours counting towards the degree. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

HORT 4301. Greenhouse and Nursery Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

A study of the variables affecting greenhouse and nursery crop production. Both economic and physical variables will be explored. Particular emphasis will be placed on management techniques used by commercial establishments in producing and marketing ornamental nursery and greenhouse plants. Prerequisites: HORT 1301 and 3300. Lab fee $2.

HORT 4303. Greenhouse Crop Production. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Principles of propagating various plant materials, vegetative propagation methods, handling, starting, storing, and collecting seed, greenhouse management practices as related to propagation, production and maintenance of stock materials, crop scheduling, production, grading and distribution. Prerequisite: HORT 1301, HORT 3300, and HORT 4301.

HORT 4320. Landscaping with Native Plants. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Identification, characterization, and utilization of herbaceous and woody plants indigenous to Texas and other areas useful for landscaping purposes. Principles and procedures of xeriscaping will be emphasized. Field trips will be required. Prerequisite: HORT 1301. Lab fee $5.

HORT 4330. Horticultural Enterprises. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Horticultural business and educational enterprises will be visited or explored. Students are required to complete a business portfolio which will include photographs and written documents. Prerequisite: Jr or Sr classification. Lab Fee $5.

HORT 4350. Retail Horticulture. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

The establishment and management of a retail store with emphasis on plant display, care, and marketing in a retail environment, and on customer relations with respect to common home and landscape problems. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of department head. Lab fee $10.

HORT 5086. Horticulture Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-6 Hours).

Advanced independent study and research on horticultural topics. Credit hours dependent upon depth of study and type of report submitted to supervising professor. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor of record.

HORT 5390. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Selected topics in horticultural sciences. May include field trips, independent study, research, community service projects, or other activities beyond the classroom. Prior academic training or experience requirements vary with topics offered. May be repeated once for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor or department head.