AGRO HORT 832: Learning Plant Science

Summer 2019:
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June 4-Aug. 10

Instructor:  Dr. Donald Lee

Class No.:  AGRO 832/HORT 832

Credits:Three graduate academic credits
Registration:

Academic Credit, 3 credits

Description

Course combines learning about plant biology with the practice of teaching plant science in the classroom and beyond. Students will master basic plant biology concepts for use in developing educational lesson plans and integrating the plans into science curricula. While the course is geared towards science educators, the content will also greatly benefit agribusiness and horticultural professionals who want to improve their skills in presenting and explaining basic plant science concepts.

Delivery

Internet / Canvas / Blackboard

Textbooks
None. All materials will be available via the Internet, Canvas or Blackboard.
Requirements

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

Prerequisites

Students must be admitted to Graduate Studies at UNL and have completed a minimum of 12 hours of plant science courses.

Tuition/Cost

Academic Credit Course: For information on tuition and fees, please visit the Student Accounts website for Graduate Tuition. This course is worth 3 academic credits or 1 unit professional unit.

Who It's For

Among those who would benefit from taking this course are:

  • Students preparing for careers as science teachers
  • Science and ag teachers
  • Extension educators, agents and specialists
  • Agronomists and crop consultants
  • Agribusiness professionals engaged in marketing, sales or training
  • Government officials and community leaders 
  • Plant Breeding & Genetics Professional Certificate learners
  • Anyone interested in plant science and learning how to communicate about plant science to students, clients and laypeople.