101 (HORT 101)
Course instructor: Dr.
173 Poole Agricultural Center
|6 Quizzes (20 points each)
|Assignments, in-class activities
|Comprehensive Final Exam
Quizzes will be given the first
15 to 20 minutes of class. No extra time will be given for late arrivals.
Class attendance is expected.
If you choose not to attend, it is your responsibility to obtain any class notes
and/or assignments you may have missed from your classmates. You will not receive
credit for inclass excercises completed on days you choose not to attend. If you
have a medical or family emergency or legitimate conflict (a field trip for example)
and cannot attend class, please let me know as far in advance as possible. Alternative
arrangements will be made for documented absences.
Tests If you must miss a quiz or a test, so not expect a make-up
quiz/test unless you have made advanced arrangements with me or have a physician
confirmed medical excuse (this must include a statement that your condition
would not permit you to attend class for the quiz/test).
The class guide is intended to make
note taking easier and more complete. It does not include all the material
and information you will need for tests. It can be purchased at the campus
OPTIONAL TEXTBOOK--You are
not required to purchase the textbook for this class, but the reading and illustrations
may improve your learning. Copies are available at the bookstore.
The Biology of Horticulture An
Introductory Textbook by John E. Preece and Paul E. Read (John Wiley &
Sons, Inc.). Other textbooks that may be helpful are listed below. These
are excellent books to supplement your notes.
Plant Science by John A.
Barden, et al. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company. 1987
Horticulture by R. Gordon
Halfacre and John A. Barden. New York: McGraw Hill Book Company.
During the semester and upon completion
of this course you should be able to:
- Define horticulture, list and
describe the basic areas of horticulture, and outline the different branches
- Explain the relationship between
horiculture and other fields of study, including agriculture as well as
your own field of study.
- Explain the importance of horticulture
to society and quality of life.
- Describe career and personal
opportunities provided through horticulture.
- Use your basic horticultural
vocabulary in questions, answers, descriptions definitions, and identifications.
- Identify major horticultural
plants/crops and describe distinguishing characteristics and/or cultural
requirements of specific crops.
- Describe the general response
of plants to major environmental variables.
- Give examples of practices/techniques
commonly used in horticulture to produce a desired response in plants.
Explain how and why the practice/ techniques yield the desired responses.
- Use your acquired knowledge
to solve basic/common horticultural problems.
- An introduction to horticulture--what
it is, who's involved, what they do, and where it's going.
- The significance of horticulture--to
society and you.
- The language of horticulture--building
a basic horticulture vocabulary.
- The plant of horticulture--what
they are, what we do with them and what they do for us.
- The principles of horticulture--why
plants do what they do and how to make them do what you want them to do.
The mission of Clemson University's Department of Horticulture
is to promote personal and professional growth through the
discovery, communication, and application of horticultural
experiences, knowledge, and scholarship. Our work fosters
environmental stewardship while improving economic wellbeing,
health, and quality of life for all.