Course Description:

What is this course about?

Introduction to plant science including structure, growth processes, propagation, physiology, growth media, biological competitors, and post-harvest factors of food, fiber and ornamental plants.

Section #'s:  #5853 & #

Units               3

Location          MACE 170 for #5853
                      MACE 170 for #

Time        # 5853 = MW 2:50 – 4:15 p.m.

               #         =  W 6:00 - 9:05 p.m.
                 

Final       # 5853 = December 13, 2017: 1:00-3:50 a.m. 

              #        = : 7:00-9:05 p.m.

Last day to
drop without
a "W"             September 10, 2017 at 5 pm

Last day to     
apply for
AS/AA Degree             

Last day to
drop a class    November 16, 2017 at 5 pm
                  

 

Required Text:

Plant Science, Rick Parker, Delmar Publishers

Instructor Information:

Office:              Ag 118 & MACE

Office Hours:     M     4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
                       T     2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
                       TH 12:45 - 3:45 p.m.

   Office hour will be held in the MACE Building 

Phone Number:  575-6209

Division Office   575-6200
Number
 
email address: moralesmi@mjc.edu   

 

Grading and Evaluation:

Grades are earned by the students and are a reflection of their effort and understanding of the material.  Class participation is important and graded.  All homework must be typed, double-spaced, 1” margins, 12-point font, & Times New Roman.  Quizzes will not be made up under any conditions.  No late papers will be accepted.  No make-up exams will be given.  You may check the status of your grade during office hours only any time throughout the semester.  Student must be present to be eligible for assignments handed out in class.

Grade Scale:

The syllabus is tentative.  There will be many other activities, assignments and topics covered during the course of the semester and the syllabus will be adjusted accordingly.

A         90-100%                    D         60-69%

B         80-89%                      F          Below 59%

C         70-79%

Tests, Quizzes, Homework, & 
Classroom Exercises                                  90%

Participation                                             10%

STATEMENT OF STUDENT AUDIENCE

 

Students enrolled in this class are not required to have prior experience or knowledge in plant science.  It is an introductory course intended for three groups: students in degree or certificate programs, students seeking additional career skills and/or students with personal interest in agriculture.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITIES

MJC Agriculture Farm Lab - West Campus

Library - 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.- Monday - Thursday;
            8 a.m. - 5 p.m.- Friday

Agriculture and Library Computer Lab

Career Development Center- 575-6239

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

1.  Categorize the roles of higher plants in the
     living world.

2.  Describe the structural components of higher
     plants.

3.  Recognize standard plant propagation.

4.  Describe sexual and asexual reproduction in
     higher plants. 

5.  Explain photosynthesis, respiration, and
     translocation in higher plants. 

6.  Describe the physical and chemical properties
     of soils. 

7.  Hypothesize solutions for soil erosion
     problems. 

8.  Describe the climatic influences on plant
     growth and development. 

9.  Categorize the biological competitors of higher
     plants. 

10. Develop theories for the harvest, preservation,
     transportation, storage, and marketing of an
     economic plant;

Student Learning Outcome:

After the student is given instruction on photosynthesis in higher plants they will be able to explain and give examples on a written test.

 

Course Schedule:

Chapter 1
Chapter Test (BRING A 882 Scantron)

Chapter 2
Chapter Test 

Chapter 3
Chapter Test 

Chapter 4               Cell
Chapter Test 

Chapter 13
Chapter Test 

Chapter 14
Chapter Test 

Chapter 15
Chapter Test

Chapter 11
Chapter Test 

Chapter 12
Chapter Test

Chapter 5
Chapter Test

Chapter 6
Chapter Test

Chapter 7
Chapter Test

Chapter 21
Chapter Test

Chapter 22
Chapter Test

FINAL EXAM 

Section #5853  Dec. 13, 2017, 7:00 - 9:50 am 

Section #                            , 7:00 - 9:50 pm

Homework Questions,   Homework Terms  

MJC General Scholarship

DO NOT PRINT.  SAVE TO A DISK 

Tree 1            Tree 2           Tree 3

Vine 1             Vine 2          Vine 3

Classroom disturbances:  Cell phones are to be turned off while in the classroom.  If you are seen using a cell phone, you will be asked to leave the lecture.

In addition, no other electronic devices may be used in class.