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Plant Growth and Development
Course: AGS164

First Term: 2001 Fall
Lec + Lab   4 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   5.4 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Principles of growth in relation to seed germination, emergence, growth and reproduction processes of plants and the environmental influences on plant growth processes

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Classify common plants according to growth habits, structural form, agricultural use and botanical relationship. (I)
2. Explain the structural parts and essential functions of the plant parts. (II)
3. Explain the importance of the plant growth processes as they pertain to photosynthesis, respiration, metabolism and translocation and storage. (III)
4. Describe the basic concepts of plant reproductive processes. (IV)
5. Explain the environmental influences on plant growth processes. (V)
6. Describe the current bio-technologies that are impacting traditional horticultural and agricultural practices. (VI)
7. Explain how the relationships between humans and plants and plant and plant impact in the world that we all share. (VII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Plant Classification
   A. Binominal classification
   B. Horticultural and agronomic classification
II. Plant Structure
   A. Roots
   B. Stems
   C. Leaves
   D. Buds
   E. Flowers
   F. Seeds
III. Plant Growth and Development
   A. Photosynthesis
   B. Respiration
   C. Translocation
IV. Reproductive Processes
   A. Sexual reproduction
   B. Vegetative reproduction
V. Environmental Inter-relationships
   A. Soil and water management
   B. Climatic influences
   C. Biological competition
VI. Biotechnology
   A. Tissue culture
   B. Breeding
   C. Genetic engineering
VII. Ecology
   A. Human to plant relationships
   B. Plant to plant relationships
   C. Greenhouse effect-global warming
   D. Ozone-acid rain
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  5/27/1997

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