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PSPP
Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology


PSPP 516   RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS

PSPP 518   PLANT VIRUS DISEASES

PSPP 519   PLANT VIRUS DISEASES LAB

PSPP 524   ADVANCED PLANT PATHOLOGY

PSPP 526   PLANT BACTERIAL DISEASES

PSPP 527   PLANT BACTERIAL DISEASES LAB

PSPP 541   ADVANCED PLANT GENETICS

PSPP 542   GENETIC PLANT IMPROVEMENT

PSPP 546   HERBICIDE PHYSIOLOGY

PSPP 548   FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS

PSPP 552   ADVANCED SOIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

PSPP 553   PLANT FUNGAL DISEASE

PSPP 554   PLANT FUNGAL DISEASE LAB

PSPP 575   PROFESSIONAL PAPER

PSPP 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

PSPP 590   MASTER'S THESIS

PSPP 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

PSPP 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

PSPP 594   SEMINAR

PSPP 598   INTERNSHIP

PSPP 690   DOCTORAL THESIS



Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

PSPP 516 RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: STAT 401.
-- Data analysis and interpretation of problems unique to agricultural and biological research. Topics include: sample size determination, transformation of data scale, completely random, randomized block and Latin square designs, comparisons among means, factorial experiments with restricted randomization and analysis of covariance.

PSPP 518 PLANT VIRUS DISEASES
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
-- An in-depth study of viruses with emphasis on plant viruses.

PSPP 519 PLANT VIRUS DISEASES LAB
F alternate years, to be offered even years 1 cr. LAB 1
COREQUISITE: PSPP 518.
-- Laboratory exercises related to plant virology.

PSPP 524 ADVANCED PLANT PATHOLOGY
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
-- This course is designed to give graduate students in the Department of Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology or other departments a broad survey of plant pathology subject matter at the graduate level and to give all graduate students in PSPP a common experience and introduction to PSPP graduate faculty. This course will serve as a companion to 'Genetic Plant Improvement (PSPP 542) taught in spring even years and alternate years by our plant breeding faculty.

PSPP 526 PLANT BACTERIAL DISEASES
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 421.
-- An in-depth study of bacteria and their etiology in causing plant disease.

PSPP 527 PLANT BACTERIAL DISEASES LAB
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 421.
COREQUISITE: PSPP 526.
-- Laboratory exercises related to the study of plant bacterial diseases.

PSPP 531 PHYSIOLOGY OF HOST-PARASITE INTERACTIONS
-- Advanced study of the physiological and biochemical aspects of host-parasite interactions.

PSPP 541 ADVANCED PLANT GENETICS
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Genome and genetic analysis of flowering plants, including structure of the genome, methods of genetic analysis and the genetic basis of plant morphology and development. A familiarity with current and classical literature is stressed.

PSPP 542 GENETIC PLANT IMPROVEMENT
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: STAT 401.
-- The past, present and future of plant improvement. Emphasis on genetical principles underlying classical plant breeding, and on molecular biological principles underlying plant genetic engineering.

PSPP 546 HERBICIDE PHYSIOLOGY
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BCH 380 and BIOO 433 or equivalents.
-- A team-taught, distance delivery course on the biochemistry and physiology of herbicide action in plants. Herbicide discovery, classification, and mechanisms of action and resistance are explored. Offered through Extended University.

PSPP 548 FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Su alternate years, to be offered even years 2 cr. LEC 2
-- A field oriented study of the flowering plants of Montana with a emphasis on plant keying skills. Objectives are: 1) to identify the parts of flowering plants and become familiar with botanical terms; 2) to learn morphological characteristics of common plant families; 3) to learn how to use a plant key to successfully identify flowering plants; application of these skills and botanical texts to the classroom. Mon - Tues are class/lecture days; Wed - Fri are day field trips to local trail heads.

PSPP 552 ADVANCED SOIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LAB 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and instructor's permission.
-- Advanced laboratory course. Microorganisms are targeted for isolation and characterization, emphasizing those not normally encountered in general microbiology laboratory. Biogeochemical cycling, contaminant biodegradation, extremophiles, and plant-microbe interactions are typical topics investigated. Students employ classic and novel cultivation approaches, identifying microbes based morphology, physiology, and phylogeny. Cross-listed with LRES 552.

PSPP 553 PLANT FUNGAL DISEASE
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 421.
-- An in-depth study of fungi and their etiology in causing plant diseases.

PSPP 554 PLANT FUNGAL DISEASE LAB
S alternate years, to be offered even years 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 421.
COREQUISITE: PSPP 553.
-- Laboratory exercises related to the study of plant fungal diseases.

PSPP 575 PROFESSIONAL PAPER
F,S,Su 1-10 cr. IND 1-10 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major adviser and graduate committee.

PSPP 589 GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 3 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their coursework (and thesis, if on a thesis plan), but who needs additional faculty or staff time help.

PSPP 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

PSPP 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others 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.

PSPP 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of Department Head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

PSPP 594 SEMINAR
F,S 1 cr. SEM Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Students prepare, present, and critique scientific presentations.

PSPP 598 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor and approval of Department Head, and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

PSPP 690 DOCTORAL THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing.

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