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Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Plant Science

This introductory course offers students an opportunity to learn the basic principles of plant science pertaining to food and ornamental plants. The course emphasizes plant morphology, anatomy and function, plant physiology, reproduction, biotic and abiotic environmental factors that impact plant growth and development, plant-soil-climate interrelationships, plant taxonomy and nomenclature, and plant diversity and adaptations. Learning activities include plant studies in the field, greenhouse, and landscape. Students are required to attend field labs and field trips.

Subject: HORT
Course Number: 116
Section Number: 2344
Units: 4

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Office: OC 7057
Office hours: W, TH 3:30 - 4:30, other times by appointment
Phone: 760-795-6704
Instructor notes: This is a hybrid class. PowerPoints, assigned readings and homework questions are done on-line each week. Labs will meet every Wednesday evening from 5-7:50 PM in room 7053. Students will need to bring their textbooks, colored pencils, and "print at home" lab reports to just about every class. If you prefer an electronic text, they are available, and you should plan to bring a laptop, iPad or other portable device to display diagrams from the text. All tests will be done in the classroom on selected dates throughout the semester. The textbook is Stern's, "Introductory Plant Biology". We will be using a new edition of this text this semester and it will be available for rental or as an e-version. In addition we will use McGraw Hill Connect. Please e-mail me if you have any questions.

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