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Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

HORT
Horticulture and Landscape Design


HORT 105   MIRACLE GROWING 

HORT 131   LANDSCAPE DESIGN/HISTORY/THEORY

HORT 225   LANDSCAPE GRAPHICS I

HORT 226   LANDSCAPE GRAPHICS II

HORT 231   WOODY ORNAMENTALS

HORT 232   HERBACEOUS ORNAMENTALS

HORT 245   PLANT PROPAGATION

HORT 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

HORT 298   INTERNSHIP

HORT 310   TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT

HORT 331   PLANTING DESIGN

HORT 335   SITE DEVELOPMENT

HORT 336   LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION

HORT 337   VEGETABLE PRODUCTION

HORT 338   FRUIT PRODUCTION

HORT 343   COMMERCIAL PLANT PRODUCTION

HORT 345   ORGANIC MARKET GARDENING

HORT 432   ADVANCED LANDSCAPE DESIGN

HORT 447   ADVANCED PLANT PROPAGATION

HORT 485   HORTICULTURE CAPSTONE I

HORT 486R  HORTICULTURE CAPSTONE II

HORT 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

HORT 491   SPECIAL TOPICS 

HORT 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

HORT 498   INTERNSHIP


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

HORT 105 MIRACLE GROWING
S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Science in the context of horticulture. Learn environmental factors affecting horticulture and current measurement technology. Projects explore global and regional issues, careers, and tools necessary to be a successful horticulturist. Culminates in a presentation at the Horticulture Open House.

HORT 131 LANDSCAPE DESIGN/HISTORY/THEORY
S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Introduction to the history of landscape design from ancient civilizations to the present. The evolution of design theory as it relates to visual arts, material palettes, climate, ecology, cultural, and social issues. Current trends in landscape industry and the work of major designers will be studied.

HORT 225 LANDSCAPE GRAPHICS I
F 3 cr. LEC 1 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 116 or TE 230 or AutoCAD experience.
-- Landscape graphic communication including review of graphic enhancing techniques, rendering and computer presentation drawing applications of site analysis, site planning, landscape and planting design.

HORT 226 LANDSCAPE GRAPHICS II
S 3 cr. LAB 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 116 or TE 230 and HORT 225.
-- Understanding of the opportunities offered by computer-based modeling technologies; exploring software common to the profession of landscape architecture including desktop publishing, image manipulation, modeling and drafting; utilizing computer-aided methods at different phases of a design project.

HORT 231 WOODY ORNAMENTALS
F 3 cr. LEC 1 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 170IN (may be used as a corequisite).
-- Identification, culture and uses of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs and vines commonly used as ornamentals in Montana, and some species utilized outside of Montana. Lab includes extensive plant walks.

HORT 232 HERBACEOUS ORNAMENTALS
S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 170IN (may be used as a corequisite).
-- Identification, characteristics, cultural requirements and ornamental uses of indoor tropical foliage and flowering plants, herbaceous landscape annuals and perennials and flowering bulbs. This is a hybrid course requiring student participation in one lab each week, with all other course information and participation via the web. .

HORT 245 PLANT PROPAGATION
S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 121IN or CHMY 141 and BIOB 170IN.
-- Traditional sexual and asexual reproduction of plants including seed germination, stem and leaf cuttings, grafting, and layering. Includes discussion of the biology and physiology of propagation methods. Lab includes experimentation with the various propagation methods using native plants as model systems.

HORT 298 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 12 cr. IND Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience within the field.

HORT 310 TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 170IN, Quantitative Reasoning Core, and HORT 105.
-- Turfgrass propagation, fertilization, establishment, and maintenance. Recognition and adaptabilities of Northern and Southern turfgrasses used for landscape and sports use. Includes irrigation principles and basic hydraulics, establishment and fertilizer calculations, and pest management. Lab includes experimentation with establishment techniques, equipment calibration, soil testing, and turfgrass maintenance.

HORT 331 PLANTING DESIGN
F 3 cr. LEC 1 STU 2
PREREQUISITE: HORT 231 (may be taken as a corequisite).
-- Graphic communication skills; landscape trends and styles; landscape design principles; and planting design for engineering, architectural, climate control, and aesthetic uses. Emphasis on residential landscape planning. Specification writing and cost estimating for landscape installation.

HORT 335 SITE DEVELOPMENT
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: M 145Q, HORT 331.
-- Site analysis, site survey, structure siting, roadway and parking lot planning, grading and earthwork modifications, site drainage, pedestrian circulation design. Lab includes practical assistance with problem-solving and field measurement for: site analysis, boundary survey, leveling and topographic survey.

HORT 336 LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION
S 4 cr. LEC 2 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: HORT 331, HORT 335(may be taken as a corequisite).
-- Understanding of construction materials used to create the built landscape. Design and production of working drawings for walks, patios, steps, ramps, retaining walls, decks, fences, irrigation systems, and other landscape features. Production of landscape construction portfolio which details a complete site development project including cost estimating and bidding for construction.

HORT 337 VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 110CS or BIOO 230.
-- Modern production practices for all major temperate-zone vegetable crops, including crop management, development, storage, and post-harvest physiology. The class will include production of transplants and detailed discussion of several major vegetable crop families, including Solanaceae, Curcurbitaceae, Brassicaceae, Liliaceae, and the Fabaceae.

HORT 338 FRUIT PRODUCTION
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 110CS OR BIOO 230.
-- Modern production practices for all major temperate-zone tree and small fruit, including crop management, fruit crop growth and development, storage, and post-harvest physiology. The class will include a discussion of rootstocks, grafting, pruning, trellising, and quality control as they impact today's fruit production system.

HORT 343 COMMERCIAL PLANT PRODUCTION
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HORT 245.
-- Focus is on greenhouse and nursery design and operation, including environmental control, growing media, irrigation, and fertilization of field and container grown ornamental crops. Retail and wholesale marketing strategies will be explored. Sustainable practices will be emphasized.

HORT 345 ORGANIC MARKET GARDENING
Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 110CS, ENSC 245IN and Junior standing.
-- Focus is on the production of quality vegetable, herb and flower products for sale through local, regional or non-traditional marketing avenues. Special attention is made to present and analyze sustainable food crop production systems.

HORT 432 ADVANCED LANDSCAPE DESIGN
F 4 cr. LEC 1 STU 3
PREREQUISITE: HORT 331, HORT 335, HORT 336.
-- Senior capstone course.  Advanced graphic communication skills, environmental land use planning, master plan design, site specific design, and construction detailing. Individual and group problem-solving skills are stressed through graphic, verbal, and written landscape design solutions.

HORT 447 ADVANCED PLANT PROPAGATION
F, 3 cr. LEC 1 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: HORT 245.
-- Students will learn specialized sexual and asexual propagation techniques, with an emphasis on the physiological and environmental manipulation of plants associated with in vitro, seed and grafting production. Students will receive extensive tissue culture experience.

HORT 485 HORTICULTURE CAPSTONE I
F 1 cr. IND 1
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing, for majors only.
-- First semester of a two-semester project for seniors majoring in Horticulture Science. This capstone course allows students to pursue a contemporary issue or problem in horticulture within a team research project.

HORT 486R HORTICULTURE CAPSTONE II
S 2 cr. IND 1 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing.
-- Second semester of a two-semester project for seniors majoring in Horticulture Science. This capstone course allows students to pursue a contemporary issue or problem in horticulture within a team research project.

HORT 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1 - 4 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Junior or Senior standing and approval of instructor.
-- Undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

HORT 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand.

HORT 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

HORT 498 INTERNSHIP
F,S,Su 2 - 12 cr. IND.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

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