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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006
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    dAgronomy
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    dHorticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
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    Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources

    Thomas D. Warner, Head
    Raymond Aslin, State Forester
    Charles Marr, Horticulture Extension Program Leader
    Keith Lynch, Undergraduate Program Coordinator

    Professors Cable, Fry, Geyer, Marr, Mattson, Rajashekar, and Warner; Associate Professors Barden, Carey, Davis, Janke, Khatamian, Kimmins, Lynch, Reid, Shoemaker, Stevens, Stevenson, and Williams; Assistant Professors Becker, Bremer, Fagerness, Griffin, Keeley, and Schroeder; Instructor Lavis; Emeriti Professors Clayberg, Leuthold, Morrison, and van der Hoeven.

    E-mail: sreyer@oznet.ksu.edu
    www.oznet.ksu.edu/dp_hfrr/

    The Department of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources is a multi-disciplinary department offering undergraduate programs in horticulture, horticulture science, horticultural therapy, and park management and conservation. Departmental faculty participate in research, extension, and academic programs in these diverse fields which have a positive impact on the quality of life and enhancing the environment. Individual students may have opportunities working with faculty on research or extension programs.

    Horticulture programs
    K-State offers four-year curricula in horticulture and horticultural therapy. The Department of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources also participates in an interdepartmental program in food science and industry.

    Horticulture is the science and art of growing plants for environmental improvement, aesthetic value, intensive food production, or social-therapeutic effects. Students, in consultation with faculty advisors, may select courses of study in horticulture or horticulture science. The horticulture program is designed for those seeking to move into the production or service sectors of horticulture or pursue careers in public horticulture. Students completing this program also meet requirements for entrance into graduate programs across the United States and can meet the education requirements for certification by the American Registry of Certified Professionals in Agronomy, Crops, and Soils. The horticulture science program provides a stronger foundation in basic sciences for graduate studies. Students interested in pursuing careers in industry research or extension can also follow this program.

    All students are required to take a core of general courses in addition to the agricultural, horticultural, and business courses. Students in the horticulture program will specialize and take additional courses to gain expertise in the areas of fruit and vegetable production, golf course management, greenhouse management, landscape design, nursery management, or landscape and turf management. The specialization in golf course management is sufficiently different from the others in horticulture that complete requirements are listed separately. After the sophomore year, students are required to complete a three- or six-month internship at an approved site.

    Career opportunities for students graduating with a degree in horticulture exist in various arenas, including production, landscape design and management, interiorscape design and management, floral design, botanic gardens and arboreta, garden center operation, athletic grounds management, and golf course operations. Opportunities exist with the various support industries in the area of sales of fertilizers, chemicals, plant material, seeds, containers, and various other supplies; product development; breeding and seed production companies; and trade magazines. Horticulture majors obtaining a minor in plant pathology or entomology will also find opportunities in horticultural pest diagnosis and consulting. Students considering a career in extension should consider pursuing a master of science degree.

    Horticulture
    Bachelor of science in agriculture 130 semester hours

    Advisors: Bremer, Davis, Fry, Keeley, Khatamian, Kimmins, Lavis, Schroeder, Rajashekar, and Williams.

    Students must complete the university general education requirements specified by the College of Agriculture. See the College of Agriculture General Requirements section.

    Communications
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A2
    Communications elective3
    Foreign language elective3-5
    14-16
    Humanities/social sciences
    PSYCH 110General Psychology3
    or
    SOCIO 211Introduction to Sociology3
    or
    GEOG 100World Regional Geography3
    Elective3
    6
    Quantitative sciences
    CHM 210Chemistry I
    Organic chemistry elective3-5
    MATH 100College Algebra3
    Math/physics/computer science elective3
    Statistics elective3
    16-18
    Agriculture/biological sciences
    AGRON 305Soils4
    ASI 500Genetics3
    BIOL 210General Botany4
    BIOL 500Plant Physiology4
    Entomology elective3
    GENAG 101Ag Orientation1
    HORT 201Principles of Horticultural Sciences4
    PLPTH 500Principles Plant Pathology3
    26
    Ag economics/business
    ACCTG 231Accounting for Business Operations3
    ECON 110Priniples of Macroeconomics3
    or
    ECON 120Principles of Microeconomics3
    Ag economics/business electives9
    15
    Horticulture requirement
    HORT 350Plant Propagation3
    HORT 520Fruit Production3
    or
    HORT 560Vegetable Crop Production3
    HORT 190Pre-Internship in Horticulture1
    HORT 590Horticulture Internship2 or 5
    Pest management elective2-3
    Environmental science elective3
    14-18
    Horticulture specialization electives
    Select an area of horiculture specialization and complete 27-31 hours of specialization courses, chosen in consultation with the advisor.
     
    Fruit/vegetable specialization
    AGRON 330Weed Science3
    ENTOM 612Insect Pest Diagnosis2
    or
    ENTOM 620Insecticides: Properties and Laws2
    HORT 376Herbaceous Ornamental Plants3
    HORT 560Vegetable Crop Production
    HORT 570Greenhouse Operations Management3
    HORT 575Nursery/Garden Center Operations3
     
    Specialization electives from list below10
    AGRON 330Weed Science3
    AGRON 375Soil Fertility3
    HORT 210Concepts of Floral Design3
    HORT 275Concepts of Horticulture Design4
    HORT 374Woody Plant Materials I3
    HORT 375Woody Plant Materials II3
    HORT 508Landscape Maintenance3
    HORT 515Turf Management3
    HORT 585Arboriculture3
    HORT 706Turfgrass Science3
    HORT 775Plant Nutrition/Nutrient Management3
    27
    Greenhouse management specialization
    HORT 376Herbaceous Ornamental Plants3
    HORT 377Plants in the Interior Environment
    HORT 570Greenhouse Operations Management3
    HORT 575Nursery/Garden Center Operations3
    HORT 625Floral Crops Production and Handling4
     
    Specialization electives: Choose four courses from list below
    AGRON 330Weed Science3
    HORT 210Concepts of Floral Design3
    HORT 275Concepts of Horticultural Design4
    HORT 374Woody Plant Materials I3
    HORT 375Woody Plant Materials II3
    HORT 508Landscape Maintenance3
    HORT 515Turf Management3
    HORT 585Arboriculture3
    HORT 775Plant Nutrition/Nutrient Management3
    28-29
    Landscape design specialization
    HORT 275Concepts of Horticultural Design4
    HORT 374Woody Plant Materials I3
    HORT 375Woody Plant Materials II3
    HORT 376Herbaceous Ornamental Plants3
    HORT 508Landscape Maintenance3
    HORT 510Horticulture Design3
    HORT 551Landscape Contracts and Construction3
    Design elective
    Specialization electives from list below6
     
    HORT 515Turf Management3
    HORT 545Computer Applications in Horticultural Design3
    HORT 580Advanced Horticultural Design3
    HORT 585Arboriculture3
    27
    Landscape and turf management specialization
    AGRON 375Soil Fertility3
    or
    HORT 706Turfgrass Science3
    HORT 374Woody Plant Materials I3
    HORT 375Woody Plant Materials II3
    HORT 376Herbaceous Ornamental Plants3
    HORT 508Landscape Maintenance3
    HORT 515Turf Management3
    HORT 551Landscape Contracts and Construction3
    HORT 585Arboriculture3
    Specialization elective3
    27
    Nursery mangement specialization
    AGRON 330Weed Science3
    HORT 374Woody Plant Materials I3
    HORT 375Woody Plant Materials II3
    HORT 570Greenhouse Operations Management3
    HORT 575Nursery/Garden Center Operations.3
     
    Specialization electives: Choose four courses from list below12-13
    HORT 275Concepts of Horticulture Design4
    HORT 376Herbaceous Ornamental Plants3
    HORT 508Landscape Maintenance3
    HORT 515Turf Management3
    HORT 550Landscape Irrigation Systems3
    HORT 585Arboriculture3
    HORT 625Floral Crops Production and Handling4
    HORT 775Plant Nutrition/Nutrient Management3
    27-28
    Free electives2-12
     
    Total credits for graduation130
     
    Golf course management specialization
    Technical core
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    or
    BIOL 210General Botany4
    CHEM 210Chemistry I4
    Computer science elective3
    MATH 100College Algebra3
    MATH 205General Calculus and Linear Algebra3
    Statistics elective3
    20
    Communications/interpersonal relations
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II
    SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A2
    Communications electives9
    17
    Internship
    HORT 190Pre-Internship in Horticulture1
    HORT 590Horticulture Internship (at a golf facility)2
    HRIMD 495/   GENBA 495Golf Course Internship in Business/Hospitality Management3
    6
    Humanities/social sciences
    ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
    ECON 120Principles of Microeconomics3
    or
    AGEC 120Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness3
    Humanities/social sciences electives3
    Foreign language elective3-5
    12-14
    Business management
    ACCTG 231Accounting for Business Operations3
    ACCTG 241Accounting for Investing and Finance3
    FINAN 450Principles of Finance3
    MANGT 420Management Concepts3
    MKTG 400Marketing3
    15
    Turf management
    GENAG 101Ag Orientation1
    AGRON 305Soils4
    AGRON 335Environmental Quality3
    or
    FOR 375Introduction to Natural Resource Management
    AGRON 375Soil Fertility3
    ATM 653Water Management and Irrigation Systems3
    or
    HORT 550Landscape Irrigation Systems3
    HORT 201Principles of Horticultural Science4
    HORT 374Woody Plant Materials I3
    or
    HORT 375Woody Plant Materials II3
    HORT 515Turf Management3
    HORT 517Golf Course Operations3
    HORT 706Turfgrass Science3
    PLPTH 500Principles of Plant Pathology3
    Horticulture elective3
    Pest management elective3
    39
    Hospitality
    Select 12 hours from the following list:
    HRIMD 120Survey of the Hospitality Industry1
    HRIMD 220Environmental Issues in the Hospitality Industry2
    HRIMD 230Issues in Tourism2
    HRIMD 340Contemporary Issues: Controlled Beverages2
    HRIMD 341Principles of Food Product Management3
    HRIMD 342Food Product Management3
    HRIMD 361Principles of Lodging2
    HRIMD 421Hospitality Service Systems3
    HRIMD 422Cost Controls in Hospitality Operations3
    HRIMD 424Hospitality Marketing and Sales3
    HRIMD 621Hospitality Law3
    FDSCI 302Introduction to Food Science3
    ASI 690Principles of HACCP2
    12
    Free electives7-9
     
    Total credits for graduation130
     
    Horticulture science
    Bachelor of science in agriculture
    130 semester hours

    The horticulture science program has similar requirements to the other horticulture programs with the following modifications (modifications are given in italics), deletions and additions.

    Students must complete the university general education requirements specified by the College of Agriculture. See the College of Agriculture General Requirements section.

    Communications
    Speech elective1 3
    Writing elective13
     
    Quantitative sciences
    CHM 230Chemistry II4
    CHM 350General Organic Chemistry3
    MATH 2052General Calculus and Linear Algebra3
    PHYS 115Descriptive Physics5
    CIS 1013Introduction to Information Technologies1
    CIS 1023Introduction to Spreadsheet Applications .1
    CIS 1043Introduction to Word processing1
     
    Ag/biological sciences
    BIOL 450Modern Genetics4
    or
    ASI 500Genetics
    BIOCH 521General Biochemistry3
    BIOCH 522General Biochemistry Lab2
    Biology elective3-4
     
    Ag econ/business electives
    (The 9 credit hours of electives are not required; ACCTG 231 and ECON 110 or 120 are still required)
     
    Horticulture requirements
    HORT 570Greenhouse Operations Management3
    Horticulture electives15
    Free electives5-10
     
    Total credits for graduation130
     
    1Horticulture science requires 3 credit hours each of speech and writing electives in lieu of a communications elective.
    2Horticulture science requires MATH 205 in lieu of MATH 100 College Algebra.
    3Horticulture science requires CIS 101, 102, and 104 in lieu of math/physics/computer science elective.
     
    Horticultural therapy
    Bachelor of science in agriculture 130-134 semester hours

    Advisors: Mattson and Shoemaker

    Horticultural therapy is a process that uses plants and gardening activities in therapy and rehabilitation under the direction of a trained horticultural therapist. Students, in consultation with faculty advisors, may select courses of study in horticultural therapy or pre-occupational therapy (see Pre-health Professions Program in the College of Arts and Science section).

    All students are required to take a core of general courses in addition to horticulture, agriculture, horticultural therapy, and humanities and/or social science courses. Students in the horticultural therapy option have professional electives in community-based programs, corrections, developmental disabilities, education, gerontology, and mental health; and are required to complete two three-month internships or one six-month internship at an approved site. Students in the pre-occupational therapy option take the necessary courses and electives for transferring to a professional program in occupational therapy; the final year of requirements are the courses from the first year of the professional program in occupational therapy.

    Career opportunities for students graduating with a degree in horticultural therapy exist in various arenas, including arboreta and botanic gardens, mental health services, correctional facilities, assisted-living and extended care facilities, rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals, and vocational training centers. Graduates also meet requirements for entrance into graduate programs across the United States.

    Students must complete the university general education requirements specified by the College of Agriculture. See the College of Agriculture General Requirements section.

    Horticultural therapy specialization
    General requirements

    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
    MATH 100College Algebra3
    ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
    CHM 110General Chemistry3
    CHM 111General Chemistry Lab1
    BIOL 210General Botany4
    or
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    Math/statistics/CIS3
    25
     
    Horticulture and agriculture requirements
    GENAG 101Ag Orientation1
    HORT 201Principles of Horticultural Science4
    HORT 210Concepts of Floral Design3
    HORT 256Human Dimensions of Horticulture3
    HORT 350Plant Propagation3
    HORT 374Woody Plant Materials I3
    HORT 375Woody Plant Materials II3
    HORT 376Herbaceous Ornamental Plants3
    HORT 377Plants in the Interior Environment3
    HORT 508Landscape Maintenance3
    or
    HORT 515Turfgrass Management3
    HORT 525Horticulture for Special Populations3
    HORT 530Horticultural Therapy Case Management1
    HORT 535Horticultural Therapy Field
    Techniques3
    HORT 520Fruit Production3
    or
    HORT 560Vegetable Crop Production3
    HORT 570Greenhouse Operations Management3
    HORT 625Floral Crops Production/Handling4
    AGRON 305Soils4
    PLPTH 500Principles of Plant Pathology3
    ENTOM 320Horticultural Entomology3
    56
     
    Humanities and/or social science requirements
    PSYCH 110General Psychology3
    PSYCH 505Abnormal Psychology3
    SOCIO 211Introduction to Sociology3
    9
     
    Educational psychology elective
    Select 3 credits from the list:
    PSYCH 280Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence3
    EDCEP 311Interaction and Guidance for the Paraprofessional3
    FSHS 110Introduction to Human Development3
    3
     
    Professional electives15
    Select 15 credits from a professional emphasis that appear on the approved departmental list. Professional emphases are community-based programs, corrections, developmental disabilities, education, gerontology, and mental health.

    Business requirement

    Select 6 credits from the list:
    ACCTG 231Accounting for Business Operations3
    AGEC 202Small Business Operations3
    MANGT 390Business Law I3
    MANGT 420Management Concepts3
    MANGT 531Personnel and Human Resources Management3
    6
     
    Internship requirement
    HORT 540Horticultural Therapy Field
    Experiences6
     
    Free electives10
     
    Pre-occupational therapy specialization
    Communications (8-9 hours)
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking I A2
    or
    SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
     
    Humanities/social sciences (18 hours)
    PSYCH 110*General Psychology3
    PSYCH 505Abnormal Psychology3
    PSYCH 520Lifespan Personality Development3
    or
    FSHS 110Human Development3
    SOCIO 211*Introduction to Sociology3
    PHIL 365*Medical Ethics3
     
    Plus one of the following:
    ANTH 204*Cultural Anthropology3
    ANTH 510Kinship and Marriage in
    Cross-Cultural Perspective3
    ANTH 511Cultural Ecology and Economy3
    ANTH 618Religion in Culture3
    AMETH 160American Ethnic Studies3
     
    Math/chemical sciences (10 hours)
    CHM 110*General Chemistry3
    CHM 111General Chemistry Lab1
    MATH 100College Algebra3
    STAT 320*Elements of Statistics3
    or
    STAT 330*Elementary Statistics for Social Sciences3
     
    Agriculture/biological sciences (20 hours)
    AGRON 305Soils4
    BIOL 198*Principles of Biology4
    BIOL 340Structure and Function of the Human Body8
    ENTOM 320Horticultural Entomology3
    GENAG 101Ag Orientation1
     
    Restricted electives (9-12 hours)
    Choose from psychology, sociology, diversity/culture, human development, or special education
     
    Horticultural requirements (22-23 hours)
    HORT 201Principles of Horticultural Science4
    HORT 350Plant Propagation3
    HORT 374Woody Plant Materials I3
    or
    HORT 375Woody Plant Materials II3
    or
    HORT 376Herbaceous Ornamental Plants3
    or
    HORT 377Plants in the Interior Environment3
    HORT 520Fruit Production3
    or
    HORT 560Vegetable Crop Production3
    or
    HORT 625Floral Crops Production4
    HORT 570Greenhouse Operations Manegement3
    Horticultural electives6
     
    Horticultural therapy specialization (7 hours)
    HORT 256Human Dimensions of Horticulture3
    HORT 525Horticulture Special Populations3
    HORT 530Horticulure Therapy Case Management1
     
    Occupational therapy (33-35 hours)
    Senior year completed at OT school*
     
    Total credits for graduation130-134
     
    *See residency requirements under ``degree requirements'' in the Degrees section of this catalog.
     
    Horticulture minor
    A minor in horticulture will consist of 16 credit hours, which will provide the student with a breadth of knowledge in horticulture.

    Required

    HORT 201Principles of Horticultural Science4
    HORT 350Plant Propagation3
     
    Select three courses from the following:
    HORT 256Human Dimensions in Horticulture3
    HORT 374Woody Plant Materials I3
    HORT 375Woody Plant Materials II3
    HORT 376Herbaceous Ornamental Plants3
    HORT 515Turf Management3
    HORT 520Fruit Production3
    HORT 560Vegetable Production3
    HORT 570Greenhouse Operations
    Management3
    HORT 575Nursery/Garden Center
    Management3
     
    Recreation resources
    Society faces a future of making potentially infinite demands upon finite natural resources. Appropriate management of America's natural and recreation resources will require the best efforts of dedicated, trained professional managers. A basic objective of recreation resource managers is to provide essential goods and services while maintaining the highest environmental standards. A primary focus of recreation and park professionals is the supply of quality leisure opportunities that lead to an enhanced "quality of life." A four-year program in park management and conservation is offered with options in administration, interpretation, law enforcement, and park management leading to a bachelor of science degree.

    Advisors: Becker, Cable, Lynch, and Stevenson

    Park management and conservation
    Bachelor of science in agriculture 130 semester hours

    Students must complete the university general education requirements specified by the College of Agriculture. See the College of Agriculture General Requirements section.

    Communications requirements
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
    SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
    9
    General agriculture requirement
    GENAG 101Ag Orientation1
    1
    Natural sciences requirements
    BIOL 210General Botany4
    GEOL 100Earth in Action3
    CHM 110General Chemistry3
    CHM 111General Chemistry Lab .1
    PHYS 101The Physical World I3
    PHYS 103The Physical World I Lab1
    15
     
    Social systems requirements
    ECON 120Principles of Microeconomics
    PSYCH 110General Psychology3
    SOCIO 211Introduction to Sociology3
    9
    Mathematics and statistics requirements
    MATH 100College Algebra3
    STAT 330Elementary Statistics for Social Sciences3
    or
    STAT 340Biometrics3
    6
    Recreation resources requirements
    FOR 285Forest Resource Management3
    or
    FOR 375Introduction to Natural Resesource Management3
    FOR 330Dendrology I2
    FOR 340Dendrology II2
    FOR 385Computer Applications in NRM3
    LAR 322Environmental Issues and Ethics3
    RRES 210Introduction to Park and Recreation Professions1
    RRES 310Outdoor Recreation Leadership3
    RRES 350Parks and Recreation Practicum2
    RRES 440Outdoor Recreation Policy3
    RRES 475Natural History for Park Managers3
    RRES 489Programming and Event Planning3
    RRES 490Parks and Recreation Administration I3
    RRES 492Internship in Parks and Recreation6
    RRES 575Management of Water Resources for Leisure3
    RRES 580Park Operations and Facilities Management4
    RRES 635Methods of Environmental Interpretation3
    RRES 675Dimension of Recreation Behavior3
    RRES 699Parks and Recreation Administration II3
    53
    Park management and conservation specialization electives
    Select an area of specialization and complete 20-23 credit hours of specialization courses, in consultation with the advisor.
     
    Park manager
    AGRON 305Soils4
    FOR 285Forest Resource Management3
    or
    RRES 375Introduction to Natural Resource Management3
     
    Plus choose 15 hours from the following:
    AGEC 525Natural Resources and Environmental Economics3
    ASI 303History and Attitudes of Animal Use3
    ENTOM 312General Entomology2
    and
    ENTOM 313General Entomology Lab1
    GEOG 508Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems3
    GEOG 705Remote Sensing of the Environment3
    HORT 508Landscape Maintenance3
    HORT 515Turfgrass Management3
    HORT 585Arboriculture3
    LAR 756Design of Park and Recreation Areas3
    PLPTH 500Principles of Plant Pathology3
    22
    Interpretation
    AGRON 305Soils4
    BIOL 222Field Ornithology1
    ENTOM 312General Entomology2
    ENTOM 313General Entomology Lab1
    FOR 285Forest Resource Management3
    or
    FOR 375Introduction to Natural Resource Management3
    RRES640Advanced Environmental Interpretation3
     
    Plus one additional communications course from the following:
    AGCOM 712Environmental Communications3
    MC 325Fundamental of Public Relations3
    SPCH 320Theories of Human Communications3
    SPCH 526Persuasion3
     
    Plus one additional biology/history course from the following:
    BIOL 542Ichthyology3
    BIOL 544Mammology3
    BIOL 551Taxonomy of Flowering Plants4
    BIOL 612Limnology4
    HIST 251History of U.S. to 18773
    HIST 252History of U.S. Since 18773
    HIST 511Environmental History3
    HIST 558History of Kansas3
    20-21
    Law enforcement
    AGRON 305Soils4
    FOR 285Forest Resource Management3
    or
    FOR 375Introduction to Natural Resource Management3
    RRES 200Topics: Ranger Training Academy (National Park Service Certification)9
    or
    RRES 200Topics: Ranger Training Academy (National Park Service and Police Officers Standards Training)12
     
    Plus choose one course from the following for NPS+POST or two courses for NPS training:
    SOCIO 361Sociology of Criminal Justice System3
    SOCIO 362Police and Society3
    SOCIO 460Juvenile Delinquency3
    SOCIO 561Criminology3
    SOCIO 570Race and Ethnic Relations3
    22
    Administration
    Select 7 courses from the following:
    ACCTG 231Accounting for Business Operations3
    ACCTG 241Accounting for Investing and Finance3
    ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
    FINAN 450Introduction to Finance3
    HRIMD 230Issues in Tourism2
    LAR 756Design of Park and Recreation Areas3
    MANGT 390Business Law3
    MKTG 400Marketing3
    PLAN 315Introduction to Planning3
    SPCH 311Business and Professional Speaking3
     
    Plus take 2 hours from the following:
    KINAny lifetime activity course numbered 100 or higher1
    RRES 200Topics in Recreation Resources1
    23
    Free electives14-17
     
    Total hours required130
     
    Horticulture courses
    HORT 190. Pre-Internship in Horticulture. (1) I. Introduction to the internship program in horticulture; planning for a rewarding internship experience; requirements for completing an internship; how to prepare an oral presentation using visual aids; participation in presentations by previous year's interns. Course designed to be taken the first fall semester on campus, or as early as possible in the academic career. One hour lec. per week. For department majors only.

    HORT 201. Principles of Horticultural Science. (4) I. The basic principles of plant science and the environment that apply to horticulture; survey of the industry; plant taxonomy, anatomy, morphology, and physiology; environment and plant growth; plant propagation, pest management, plant breeding. Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: High school biology/botany or conc. enrollment in BIOL 210.

    University General Education courseHORT 210. Concepts of Floral Design. (3) I. An introduction to the use of flowers and related products with emphasis on fundamentals of design. Two hours rec. and three hours studio a week. For majors or nonmajors.

    University General Education courseHORT 256. Human Dimensions of Horticulture. (3) I, II. Introduction to horticulture applied in schools, psychiatric and medical hospitals, corrections, vocational rehabilitation centers, elderly programs, and consumer horticulture settings. Networking the art and science of horticulture with architecture, business, social sciences, health care, horticulture, and education. Two hours lec. and one hour rec. a week.

    HORT 275. Concepts of Horticultural Design. (4) I. Introduction to the landscape design process including historical perspectives and contemporary issues; development of planning, graphical presentation, and communication skills; and application of design principles to horticultural garden design. Two hours rec. and four hours studio per week.

    HORT 301. Horticulture Practicum. (1-3) I, II. Experiential approach to learning horticulture through teaching. Students will assist faculty with specific horticulture courses. No more than 3 credits may be used as horticulture specialization electives nor may it substitute for a required horticulture course in the horticulture or horticultural therapy curricula. Pr.: HORT 201, junior standing, and successful completion of practicum assistance course with at least a C.

    HORT 350. Plant Propagation. (3) I. Designed to develop proficiency in various skills and techniques necessary for propagation of horticultural plants. Basic fundamentals of seed structure and vegetative makeup of plants are emphasized. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: HORT 201.

    HORT 374. Woody Plant Materials I. (3) I. Identification, ornamental characters, site requirements, and use of woody ornamental deciduous trees and shrubs with special emphasis on the cultivated varieties. Weekly labs consist of lengthy walking campus tours to identify plant specimens. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: BIOL 198, BIOL 210, or HORT 201.

    HORT 375. Woody Plant Materials II. (3) II. Identification, ornamental characters, site requirements, and use of woody ornamental conifers, broadleaf evergreens, vines, ground covers, deciduous flowering shrubs, and small-to-medium-size flowering trees. Weekly labs consist of lengthy walking campus tours to identify plant specimens. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: BIOL 198, BIOL 210 or HORT 201; and HORT 374.

    HORT 376. Herbaceous Ornamental Plants. (3) I. Identification, ornamental characters, culture, propagation, and use of herbaceous annuals and perennials. Two hours rec. and two hours lab. a week. Pr.: BIOL 210 and HORT 201.

    HORT 377. Plants in the Interior Environment. (3) II. Identification, ornamental characters, culture, propagation, and use of foliage plants in the interior environment. Two hours lec. and two hours lab. a week. Pr.: BIOL 210 and HORT 201.

    HORT 390. Horticulture Topics. (Var.) I, II, S. Lectures and discussion of topics of importance to undergraduate majors. Pr.:Consent of instructor.

    Undergraduate and graduate credit in minor field
    HORT 508. Landscape Maintenance. (3) II. Fundamentals of maintaining ornamental plant materials such as trees, shrubs, turf, annual color, perennials, vines, and roses in residential, commercial, and golf course landscapes. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: HORT 201 and HORT 374 and/or 375.

    HORT 510. Horticultural Design. (3) II. Reinforcement of the horticultural design process as applied to the use of native and introduced plant materials. Emphasis on functional and aesthetic arrangement of plants in small-scale design to meet site design objectives and adaptation to microclimates. Two three-hour studio periods per week. Pr.: HORT 275 and two plant materials courses.

    HORT 515. Turf Management. (3) I. Turfgrass identification and adaptation; establishment and maintenance of lawn and recreational turf areas; turfgrass pests and their control. Two hours rec. and two hours lab each week. Pr.: HORT 201 and AGRON 305.

    HORT 517. Golf Course Operations. (3) II, in odd years. Strategies involved in golf course operation, including development of cultural practices, adherence to environmental regulations, personnel management, and budgeting. Two hours lec. and two hours lab. a week. Pr.: HORT 515.

    HORT 519. Turfgrass Pest Management. (3) I. Biology, diagnosis, and integrated control of turfgtass diseases, insect pests, and weeds. Two hours lec. and two hours lab per week. Pr.: HORT 515 and one of the following: AGRON 330, ENTOM 320, or PLPTH 500.

    HORT 520. Fruit Production. (3) II. In odd years. Principles and practices of cultivating fruit and nut crops commercially. Laboratory offers experiences in pomological practices. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: HORT 201 and HORT 350.

    HORT 525. Horticulture For Special Populations. (3) I. An intensive study of the concepts and methods of using plants and gardening as therapeutic activities with developmentally disabled, geriatric, economically and socially disadvantaged, emotionally disturbed, or educationally deprived clients. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: BIOL 210 or HORT 201.

    HORT 530. Horticultural Therapy Case Management. (1) II. Guest lecturer and student presentations of topics relating to professionalism, current issues, or goals of horticultural therapy. The course is intended to help students focus expectations and assumptions about a professional career in horticultural therapy and to give them practice in articulating their understanding of the field. Client case management is used as part of career practice. One hour rec. a week. Pr.: HORT 256 and 525.

    HORT 535. Horticultural Therapy Field Techniques. (3) I. Students under supervision will plan, conduct, and evaluate horticultural therapy activities at Manhattan institutional sites selected according to student's interest. A weekly discussion session addresses evaluation and issues of professionalism. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: HORT 525.

    HORT 540. Horticultural Therapy Field Experiences. (3 or 6) I, II, S. Supervised training at institutions with horticultural therapy programs to gain experience in the application and use of horticultural activities for special populations. Six months (1,000 hours) continuous internships required in psychiatric and correctional programs. Two 3-month (500 hours) internships may be completed at two different sties. Students are required to complete 6 credits of field experience before graduation. Pr.: HORT 535.

    HORT 545. Computer Applications in Horticultural Design. (3) I. Introduction to a variety of computer software packages that students may encounter in the nursery/ garden center environment. These include planning, routing, and estimating packages. One hour rec. and four hours lab per week. Pr.: HORT 510 or instructor permission.

    HORT 550. Landscape Irrigation Systems. (3) I. Application of the principles and practices of landscape irrigation which involve sprinkler system installation, maintenance and scheduling, electrical troubleshooting, basic hydraulics, and drip irrigation as these topics pertain to residential and commercial landscapes and golf courses. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: MATH 100; HORT 201 or BIOL 210; and AGRON 305.

    HORT 551. Landscape Contracting and Construction. (3) II. The use, interpretation, and development of planting plans (including contracting, construction, and specifications) as applied to landscape horticulture. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: HORT 275.

    HORT 555. Landscape Irrigation Contracting. (3) II. Irrigation contracting in the landscape industry. Major topics include landscape irrigation installation and maintenance; scheduling and troubleshooting; and developing basic design skills. Basic principles of hydraulics, job safety requirements, national codes/licensing that impact the irrigation industry, and the principles of good business practices will also be discussed. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: HORT 550 or two years of irrigation experience related field work approved by the instructor.

    HORT 560. Vegetable Crop Production. (3) II. In even years. Study of production principles and cultural practices involved in the growing of vegetable crops. Two hours lec. and two hours lab or field trips a week. Pr.: HORT 201.

    HORT 570. Greenhouse Operations Management. (3) I. Greenhouse systems operations and management including greenhouse layout; structures; glazing materials; heating, ventilation, irrigation, lighting, benching, growing medium handling, and fertilization systems; traffic flow; crop handling, processing and shipping. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: HORT 201.

    HORT 575. Nursery and Garden Center Operations. (3) II. A study of the various practices and methods of operating a commercial nursery for the production of ornamental woody plants used for landscaping purposes. Garden center layout, pricing, mark-up, inventory, plant maintenance, and financing will be discussed. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: BIOL 210, HORT 350 and AGRON 305.

    HORT 580. Advanced Horticultural Design. (3) II. Emphasis is on horticultural design projects with clients, working with the design process, design articulation, and communication with the clients. By appointment. Pr.: HORT 510.

    HORT 582. Horticultural Pest Management. (3) II. Strategies involved in horticultural pest management including types, calibration and operation of application equipment, pesticides, legal and safety issues, and non-pesticide control methods. Two hours lec. and three hours lab. a week. Pr.: HORT 201 or BIOL 210, MATH 100, and an entomology, plant pathology, or weed science course.

    HORT 585. Arboriculture. (3) I. Principles and practices of maintaining shade and ornamental trees under urban environments. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: HORT 201 and HORT 374 or FOR 330.

    HORT 590. Horticulture Internship. (2-5) I, II, S. Principles of commercial or public horticulture activity including exposure to multiple phases of the working horticulture operation. Students will be placed according to specific interest. Required for horticulture majors after having completed 60 hours. Pr.: HORT 190, 201, plus one 500-level horticulture commodity course.

    HORT 625. Floral Crops Production and Handling. (4) II. The principles and commercial practices for producing floral crops emphasizing the physical responses of plants to their environment. Aspects of postharvest physiology are also covered. Three hours lec. and three hours lab a week. One Saturday field trip will be taken. Pr.: BIOL 500, HORT 350 and 570.

    HORT 640. Horticulture Problems. (Var.) I, II, S. Problems and reports in floriculture, olericulture, ornamental horticulture, pomology, turfgrass, and horticultural therapy. Pr.: Consent of instructor.

    HORT 706. Turfgrass Science. (3) II, in even years. Water, temperature, light, soil, and management stresses affecting turfgrass growth; cultural practices that reduce injury. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: HORT 515.

    HORT 725. Postharvest Technology and Physiology of Horticultural Crops. (3) I, in even years. A study of the principles and practices involved in the harvesting, handling and storage of horticultural products. The relationship of plant structure and physiology will be emphasized in discussing effects of postharvest handling and storage to maximize quality and shelf life of products. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: One horticulture commodity course and BIOL 500.

    HORT 751. Human Issues in Horticultural Therapy. (3) I. In odd years. New developments and applications of gardening or horticultural activities for special populations will be emphasized. Procedures for management of horticultural therapy programs, designing therapeutic or rehabilitation activities, and evaluation methods will be discussed. Reading of selected research publications relating to horticultural therapy will be assigned. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: HORT 525 and a course in statistics.

    HORT 775. Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Management. (3) II, even years. Focuses on the macro and micronutrient elements and their function in the growth and development of plants. Emphasis will be placed on the roles of single elements, interactions/balances between elements, and nutrient deficiency/toxicity symptoms as they affect the physiology of the whole plant and management of nutrient applications. The relationships between crop nutrition with production and environmental considerations (yield, drought, temperature, pests) will be explored. Two hours lec. and two hours discussion a week. Pr.: AGRON 305 and BIOL 500.

    Forestry courses
    FOR 285. Forest Resource Management. (3) II. An examination of forest management including: forestry heritage in the U.S., importance of forests, multiple-use concepts, management practices, utilization, protection, policy, and the profession of forestry. Three hours lec. a week.

    FOR 330. Dendrology I. (2) I. Identification, classification, silvical characteristics, distribution, and economic significance of North American angiosperm trees. One hour rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: BIOL 210 or equiv.

    FOR 340. Dendrology II. (2) II. Identification, classification, silvical characteristics, distribution, and economic significance of North American gymnosperm trees. One hour rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: BIOL 210 or equiv.

    University General Education courseFOR 375. Introduction to Natural Resource Management. (3) I. A survey of historic and present-day uses, problems, and basic management approaches associated with our renewable and nonrenewable natural resources. The impact of society, economics, law, politics, and philosophy on the management and use of our natural resources will also be examined. Three hours lec. a week.

    FOR 385. Microcomputer Applications in Natural Resource Management. (3) I. A microcomputer course designed to develop basic skills needed by natural resource management professionals. The course will emphasize use of the microcomputer for communication of written and graphic information, record keeping, decision making, budgeting, and investment analysis. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: FOR 285 or 375.

    FOR 641. Forestry Problems. (1-3) I, II, S. Work is offered in various fields of forestry. Pr.: Consent of instructor.

    FOR 643. Agroforestry Systems. (2) II. Study of the woody and non-woody components of the land use management systems used in much of the world. Topics will include international agriculture and forestry covering the interaction of crops, livestock, and woody plants. The agroforestry concept, classification of systems, practices used worldwide, and the contribution of agroforestry to local economies of lesser developed countries will be examined. Two hours lec. a week. Field trip required. Pr.: BIOL 201 or BIOL 210 or HORT 201.

    Recreation resources courses
    RRES 200. Topics in Recreation Resources. (1-3) I, II, S. Discussion of topics and activities of importance in recreation resources. This course can be repeated an unlimited number of times.

    RRES 210. Introduction to the Park and Recreation Profession. (1) I. Coverage of the parks and recreation profession to include, federal, state, county, and local agencies and positions. Private sector careers including those in travel and tourism will also be examined. One hour lec. a week.

    RRES 310. Outdoor Recreation Leadership. (3) I. This course will help students effectively communicate the importance of outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation to the public. Students will gain experience in group dynamics and a variety of leadership approaches involving nationally recognized environmental education programs. Some local field trips are required. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: Sophomore standing.

    RRES 350. Parks and Recreation Practicum. (2) I, II, S. Required professional employment (240 hours., 6 weeks): a survey and application of the principles of park and recreation areas management and operations. Studies of selected aspects of natural resource management for recreation. Preparation and presentation of a comprehensive analysis of a specific assigned problem. Pr.: Sophomore in park management and conservation or recreation park administration.

    RRES 440. Outdoor Recreation Policy. (3) II. A survey of the history, present status, and goals of outdoor recreation policy in America. Three hours lec. a week.

    RRES 475. Natural History for Park Managers. (3) I. Natural history of North American vertebrate fauna including identification, management, and ecology of selected fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Three hours rec. a week.

    RRES 489. Program and Event Planning. (3) II. A study of the design, supply, and marketing of recreation programs by a variety of public, private, and commercial recreation and park agencies. Three hours lec. a week.

    RRES 490. Parks and Recreation Administration I. (3) I. A focus on basic skills specific to the management of public recreation and park agencies. Includes special emphasis on finance and budgeting, organizational structure, risk management, and an introduction to policy formulation. Three hours lec. a week.

    RRES 492. Internship in Parks and Recreation. (6) I, II, S. An intensive, paid practical experience with an approved agency, extending over a 10-week, 400-hour span. For seniors only.

    RRES 575. Management of Water Resources for Leisure. (3) II. A study of the management of water resources for leisure time uses. The course investigates the use of rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and marine resources. Management considerations, including agency policy formation, legal rights, use conflicts, and use valuation are covered. Three hours lec. a week.

    RRES 580. Park Operations and Facilities Management. (4) I. A focus on the principles and practices of operating and maintaining park and recreation areas and facilities. Special emphasis will be given to the operation of community parks, campgrounds, trails and OHV areas, marinas, zoos, shooting ranges, aquatic facilities, and multipurpose sports complexes and recreation centers. Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week.

    RRES 635. Methods of Environmental Interpretation. (3) II. This course focuses on principles and techniques necessary to communicate environmental and cultural values to visitors in park areas. The philosophy, theory, design, and application of interpretive media to communicate information about the environment is studied. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Field trips required. Pr.: FOR 375 and RRES 440.

    RRES 640. Advanced Environmental Interpretation. (3) II. This course builds on the principles and interpretive techniques which are introduced in RRES 635. Specifically, labs emphasize development of personal interpretive skills and students are introduced to interpretive media not covered in RRES 635 (e.g., video equipment, computers, etc.) The lecture and readings focus on the philosophy of interpretation and the theoretical framework for designing and evaluating interpretive strategies. One hour lec. and four hours lab a week. Field trips required. Pr.: RRES 635.

    RRES 675. Dimensions of Recreational Behavior. (3) II. A case study of the motivational factors and trends affecting recreational visitation patterns, including: attitudes, preferences, and satisfaction measurements. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: RRES 490.

    RRES 699. Parks and Recreation Administration II. (3) II. A focus on personnel management, liability and political issues and funding options for park or recreation agencies. Three hours rec. a week. Field trips required. Pr.: RRES 490.

    RRES 705. Parks and Recreation Theory and Policy. (3) I, II. On sufficient demand. An analysis of the values, principles, theories, and processes of public policy development as it applies to the park and recreation profession. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: RRES 489.

    RRES 799. Problems in Parks and Recreation. (Var., 1-3) I, II, S. A special investigation of a problem in parks and recreation normally requiring a combination of experiential work, research, and writing. Pr.: RRES 520 or 590.

    Topics within Agriculture:
    dGeneral Requirements dAgricultural Education dEntomology
    dUniversity General Education dAgricultural Technology Management dFood Science and Industry
    dProgram Choices dAgronomy dGrain Science and Industry
    dGeneral Agriculture dAnimal Sciences and Industry dHorticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
    dAgricultural Economics dCommunications dPlant Pathology
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