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AGS 235 Principles of Sonoran Horticulture
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Humanities  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: A comprehensive study of southwestern horticulture including the five Indian nations and their traditional native plants. Principles and skills in the science, operations and management of field, orchard, and ornamental horticultural plant propagation using seed, cutting, budding, and grafting in propagating plants for greenhouses and outdoor nurseries. Also covered are design techniques for native landscape planning, gardening and construction. Prerequisite: RDG094.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain the important role of green plants in the earth's ecosystem and the role of Sonoran plant species as related to Tribal history.
2. (Analysis Level) Analyze soil nutrients and their chemical properties.
3. (Analysis Level) Categorize plants through horticultural taxonomy and physical characteristics. Include evolution and dispersement of native species.
4. (Comprehension Level) Discuss organic compounds that control plant growth.
5. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the various effective methods of plant propagation.
6. (Analysis Level) Categorize plant pests and identify pest control methods.
7. (Synthesis Level) Develop and construct an effective landscape design utilizing Sonoran traditions and native plant species.
8. (Application Level) Demonstrate effective techniques of plant propagation.
9. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast various types of greenhouses and other growing structures and recommend the best system for a specific species.
10. (Application Level) Describe and apply agricultural greenhouse production techniques including traditional and Sonoran native plant species.
11. (Synthesis Level) Apply nursery production techniques at the campus greenhouse and surrounding laboratory property to construct landscape design projects with an emphasis on Tribal culture.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Arizona Nursery Association http://azna.org/