AGRO HORT 832: Learning Plant Science

Summer 2019:
Close up image of soybean with purple flower

June 10-Aug. 16 (over 10 weeks)

Instructor:  Dr. Donald Lee

Class No.:  AGRO 832/HORT 832

Credits:Three graduate academic credits

Academic Credit, 3 credits


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.


Internet / Canvas /eXtension

None. All materials will be available via Canvas.

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


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


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.