AGRI 161: Introduction to Plant Science

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Restricted Elective
Provides a comprehensive introduction to the agricultural disciplines of the plant science world. Instruction includes plant classification, plant anatomy, physiology, and propagation; the interactions of soil, water and temperature; and dynamic plant science subjects such as genetic engineering and biotechnology.
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Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. Plants, Man & the Environment
  2. Plant Anatomy & Growth
  3. Photosynthesis, Respiration & Reproduction
  4. Soil, Water & Plant Nutrients
  5. Plant Propagation, Genetics & Biotechnology
  6. Plant Diseases, Insects & Weeds
  7. Cereal Grains & Oil Seed Crops
  8. Native Grasses & Production Forage Crops
  9. Fruits, Nuts & Vegetable Food Crops
  10. Foliage, Flowers & Turf Crops
  11. Careers & Career Preparation in Plant Science