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Design and Analysis of Agricultural Experiments

PLSC 5150 - Design and Analysis of Agricultural Experiments

Design and analysis of experiments commonly conducted in agricultural field, greenhouse, and laboratory research. Emphasis on replicated treatment experiments based on completely random, randomized block, Latin square, split-plot, and split-block designs. Limited coverage of non-replicated treatment observational-type experiments. Statistical analyses performed primarily in SAS (Statistical Analysis System) software. Presentation of summarized data using computer generated graphics from various software packages.

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PLSC 5210 - Molecular Laboratory Technology

Laboratory technologies for identification and characterization of molecules important for molecular biology research, genetic manipulation and disease diagnosis. Labs will provide hands-on experience performing basic molecular biology techniques, lectures will cover theoretical basis and application. Not open for credit to students who have passed PLSC 3210

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PLSC 5240 - Plant Biotechnology

Principles of recombinant DNA and plant gene transfer technologies. Applications of plant biotechnology in agricuture, horticulture, forestry, human/animal health care, and the pharmaceutical industry. Social and environmental impacts of plant biotechnology.

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PLSC 5250 - Plant Gene Transfer Techniques

Techniques of plant gene delivery and transgenic plant production. Verification and analysis of transgenic plants.

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PLSC 5252 - Physiology and Ecology of Trees

Also offered as NRE 5252. An examination of the interactions between trees and their environment at the molecular, individual and forest stand scales. Lectures and reviews of current research span at least two spatial scales of organization for each course topic. Course topics include tree carbon balance, water relations, mineral nutrition, morphology, genomics, phenology, climate change and modeling.

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PLSC 5260 - Transdisciplinary Research & Participatory Design in Landscape Architecture

Theory-based lecture course exploring how trans-disciplinary research and community based participatory research can help create a predictable and equitable environment for development decisions. Field trips required.

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PLSC 5270 - Global Perspectives in Landscape Architecture

Examination of the historic development and contemporary practice of landscape architecture across cultural and ecological international divides. Understanding of how the global age impacts landscape design, community planning, and sustainability frameworks.

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PLSC 5298 - Current Topics in Plant Biology

Informal discussions of current concepts, research and techniques in the areas of plant biotechnology, plant physiology and molecular biology.

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PLSC 5410 - Soil Chemistry Components

Basic concepts of the physical chemistry of soil constituents. Topics include soil atmospheres, soil solutions, soil organic matter, soil mineralogy, and surface characteristics and analysis. Term paper required. Not open to students that have passed PLSC 3410.

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PLSC 5420 - Soil Chemistry Reactions and Equilibrium

Physical chemical characteristics of soil minerals and soil organic matter, and their reactivity with compounds present in the aqueous and vapor phase. Topics include: redox reactions, adsorption and desorption measurements, electrokinetics, adsorption modeling, and physicochemical principles of soil modification and remediation practices. Term paper required.

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PLSC 5460 - Sustainable Site Design

Studio-based course covering environmental, cultural, social, economic dimensions of designing sustainable outdoor sites. Conceptual planning to detailed design and analysis of regenerative site systems over a range of contexts from urban to rural sites, using qualitative and quantitative methods. Applications on service-learning and engaged scholarship projects.

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PLSC 5470 - Sustainable Coastal Land Use Planning.

Studio-based course exploring the relationship between sea level rise and the necessary adaptation of society’s development patterns. The majority of the course will focus on individual student planning projects. Service learning opportunities.

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PLSC 5620 - Soil Fertility

Factors governing nutrient uptake by plants, fate of nutrients applied to soils, principles and practices in the use of fertilizers and amendments for crop production, laboratory and field studies of social and plant response to applied nutrients.

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PLSC 5897 - Seminar

Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatistactory.)

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PLSC 5898 - Topics in Plant Science

Topics and credits to be published prior to the registration period preceding the semester offerings.

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PLSC 5899 - Independent Study

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