AGRO/HORT 131: Plant Science

Soybean plant
Spring: Jan. 9-May 5, 2017
Summer: June 5-July 7, 2017
Fall: Aug. 21-Dec. 15, 2017
        
Instructor: Anne Streich

Class No.: AGRO/HORT 131, section 700

Credits: Three academic credits
This is a course available to advanced high school students, undergraduate students and to non-credit professional development learners who want to learn more about plant science and biology. 

Certified Crop Advisors may earn the following CEUs (continuing education units) from this course: 2 Crop Management, 1 Pest Management, 1 Soil & Water, and 1 Nutrient Management.
Registration

Academic Credit registration through MyRed.

Description

This online course covers the biology of plants grown for food, fiber, fuel and fun. Students learn the mechanisms plants use to drive and control their growth, propagate, and change to compete with other organisms in their environment. Plant lifecycles in managed ecosystems and their role in global carbon and water cycles are also discussed.

Delivery

This course has both a resident on-campus section and an online section. Lectures will be presented in a class and distance students can participate in the lectures during "real time" and/or viewed the taped, archived lectures online.

Requirements

High-speed Internet access with an updated browser, email and ability to view videos. Recommended browsers include Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.

Textbooks

eBook textbook for approximately $93. All other materials are available via the Internet on Blackboard and/or the Plant & Soil Science eLibrary websites.

Prerequisites

Individuals taking the course for academic credit must be enrolled in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, or in the Department of Agronomy & Horticulture's Plant Breeding & Genetics professional graduate certificate.

Tuition

Academic Credit Course: For information on tuition and fees, please visit the Student Accounts website.

Who It's For
  • Advanced high school students
  • Undergraduate, graduate and certificate students preparing for more intensive or specialized study later 
  • Certified professional agronomists and crop consultants 
  • Science and vocational education teachers 
  • Seed industry personnel 
  • Food industry personnel 
  • Extension educators/agents
  • Producers