FRC 1010 Growing Fruit for Fun and Profit 1 Credit
Especially for non-majors who desire a concise mini-course in fruit growing and marketing. Fruit crops include citrus, pecan, blueberry, strawberry, peach, grape, apple, mango and avocado.
FRC 3212 Introduction to Citrus Culture and Production 3 Credits
Citrus botany, scion and rootstock selection, site selection, fruit quality grove design and production practices.
FRC 3252 Tropical and Subtropical Fruits 2 Credits
Culture and management of important tropical and subtropical fruit, including avocado, banana, mango, papaya, loquat, persimmon, pineapple, coffee and others.
FRC 3274 Tree and Small Fruit Production 3 Credits
Current principles and cultural practices in deciduous tree, bush and vine crops. Emphasizes practical aspects of production.
HOS 1014 Vegetable Gardening 1 Credit
Primarily for non-majors who desire to learn the basic principles of vegetable gardening. A garden is required of each student.
HOS 3020C Principles of Horticulture Crop Production 4 Credits
Introduces concepts and practices used to produce fruit and vegetable crops in Florida, the U.S., and globally. Topics covered include production regions, crop biology, crop nutrition, types of fruits and vegetables, disease and pest management, and marketing. Includes a hands-on practicum.
Prereq: BOT 2010C or equivalent.
HOS 3222C Greenhouse and Protected Agriculture 3 Credits
Principles and practices of crop production in protected structures. Emphasizes structure type, media, fertilization and pest control practices.
HOS 3281C Organic and Sustainable Crop Production 3 Credits
Concepts/techniques of organic and sustainable production of horticultural crops, including soil/water management, pest control, harvest, handling and marketing.
HOS 3305 Introduction to Plant Molecular Biology 3 Credits
Introduces plant molecular biology and genetic engineering, emphasizing plant genes and genomes, transformation of plants and basic molecular biology.
HOS 3430C Nutrition of Horticultural Crops 3 Credits
Study and discussion of physiological, biochemical and environmental factors influencing nutritional status and productivity of horticultural crops.
HOS 4241C Genetics and Breeding of Vegetable Crops 3 Credits
Traditional and molecular breeding methods for vegetable crops and the influence of scientific research, government policies, industry needs and consumer preferences on vegetable crop improvement.
Prereq: AGR 3303.
HOS 4283C Advanced Organic and Sustainable Crop Production 3 Credits
Intensive examination of the methods and techniques necessary for organic and sustainable production and marketing of horticultural products.
Prereq: HOS 3281C.
HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology 3 Credits
Basic concepts and processes of physiology as they relate to plant growth and development.
HOS 4313C Laboratory Methods in Plant Molecular Biology 2 Credits
Hands-on laboratory experience in plant molecular biology. Utilizing current techniques for isolation, purification and cloning of plant DNA, students learn many basic techniques in plant biotechnology.
HOS 4341 Advanced Horticultural Physiology 3 Credits
Environmental effects (light, temperature and water) on physiology, growth and development of plants.
Prereq: HOS 4304.
HOS 4900 Supervised Extension Experience in Horticultural Sciences 0-3 Credits
Firsthand, authentic extension experiences in agricultural and life sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. (S-U)
HOS 4905 Independent Study in Horticultural Science 1-6 Credits
Selected research topics in molecular biology, physiology and/or genetics of horticultural crops.
HOS 4911 Supervised Research in Horticultural Sciences 0-3 Credits
Firsthand, authentic research in horticultural sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
HOS 4915 Honors Thesis Research in Horticultural Sciences 0-3 Credits
Independent research in horticultural sciences leading to an honors thesis. Student will be mentored by a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
Can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: junior standing, upper division GPA of 3.75 or higher and completed honors thesis proposal on file.
HOS 4918 Capstone Planning in Horticultural Sciences 1 Credit
This course focuses on planning service learning, scientific research, cooperative extension, or industry liaison projects for students? Horticultural Sciences capstone. Additionally, this course aims to foster reflection of the students? academic and professional development in the major.
Prereq: HOS 4933.
HOS 4921 Horticultural Sciences Capstone 2-4 Credits
This course focuses on executing service learning, scientific research, cooperative extension, or industry liaison projects designed during students? capstone planning. Students will also perfect their professional portfolio and present the outcomes of their capstone project.
HOS 4932 Special Topics in Horticultural Sciences 1-3 Credits
Critical review of selected topics in specific areas not covered in other horticultural sciences courses.
Prereq: instructor permission.
HOS 4933 Professional Development in Horticulture 1 Credit
Professional skills development, including job searching, resume writing, interview skills, professional etiquette, communications and salary negotiations.
HOS 4941 Practical Work Experience in Horticultural Sciences 1-4 Credits
Practical work that must be a new experience and related to the field of study. (S-U)
Prereq: advisor arrangement and permission.
PLS 3421C Hydroponic Systems 3 Credits
This course offers students foundational information and hands-on experience on hydroponic and soilless cultivation of horticultural crops. Production practices, growing systems, new technologies and current challenges are discussed.
VEC 2100 World Herbs and Vegetables 3 Credits
Introduces a variety of vegetables and culinary herbs. Emphasizes genetic, phytochemical and botanical diversity and importance of food phytochemicals and role of vegetables in nutrition. (B)
General Education - Biological Science
VEC 3221C Vegetable Production 4 Credits
Principles and practices of successful commercial vegetable production, including crop requirements, growth patterns and production techniques along with consumption/marketing patterns and U.S./Florida production areas.