Biology and history of the human species. Oriented towards nonscience majors and presented chronologically from the origin of life to the present. Special emphasis on the impact plants, animals, and diseases have had and are having on human civilizations. (B, H)
Molds, Mildews, Mushrooms and Man
The role of fungi in human affairs, including their historical use as food or medicine, in religious activities, and their current impact on society as pathogens of plants and animals, in the deterioration of food and fabric, and synthesis of our most important drugs. (B)
Credits: 4; Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010.
Principles and practices of plant pathology. (B)
Credits: 3; Prereq: BOT 2010C.
The course teaches the students what causes plant diseases, how they develop and spread and how to diagnose and control the diseases affecting turf grasses and ornamental plants.
Credits: 3; Prereq: PLP 3002C.
The principles and practice of plant disease control through cultural practices, competing microorganisms, and chemical pesticides. (This course is offered every other year.)
Credits: 4; Prereq: BOT 2011C or BOT 3303L or PLP 3002C.
Introduction to the groups of fungi and fungi-like organisms. Discussion of the structure, development, physiology, genetics, ecology and taxonomy of fungi. (This course is offered every other year.)
Credits: 4; Prereq: PLP 3002C and BCH 3025.
An introductory course in plant virology covering the principles of plant virology, symptomatology, virus groups, structure, function, spread, detection and control. (This course is offered every other year.)
Credits: 3; Prereq: MCB 3020; Coreq: PLP 3002C.
Discussion of the main characteristics and properties of bacteria that cause disease in plants with emphasis on problems unique to plant pathology. (This course is offered every other year.)
Introduction to Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Credits: 4; Prereq: PLP 3002C and PLP 3653C.
Introduction to the groups of fungi that cause disease in plants, including morphology, taxonomy, physiology, genetics, epidemiology and control of these fungi. (This course is offered every other year.)
Principles of Plant Disease Diagnosis
Credits: 2; Prereq: PLP 3002C and PLP 3653C.
Principles, methods, and techniques used to identify the microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses) and environmental conditions that cause plant diseases.
Problems in Intermediate Plant Pathology
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: PLP 3002 or the equivalent.
Individual study and research in areas of special interest to undergraduate students whose major field is plant pathology.
Credits: 1; can be repeated once. Prereq: PLP 3002.
Discussion of current concepts and procedures related to the practice of plant pathology as a profession.