The Washington State University Catalog

Courses with the CROPS Prefix

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Courses

Crop Science (CROP_SCI)

102 Introduction to Cultivated Plants 3 Exploring cultivated plant classification and morphology, crop reproduction, basic plant processes, and the biotic and abiotic factors which can influence these processes. (Crosslisted course offered as HORT 102, CROP SCI 102).

202 Crop Growth and Development 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: HORT/ CROP SCI 102. Morphology, anatomy, growth and development of agronomic and horticultural crops. (Crosslisted course offered as HORT 202, CROP SCI 202).

301 Turfgrass Management 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 102, 106, 107, or 120. Principles of establishment and management of turf for lawns, parks, and golf courses. Field trip required. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

302 Forage Crops 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 102, 106, 107, 120, or 135. Adaptation, production, and utilization of forage crops. Field trip required.

305 Ecology and Management of Weeds 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: HORT 202 or AFS 201. Weed ecology/management in crop and non-crop systems; weed growth/development, identification, weed control (chemical, mechanical, biological), and environmental issues

360 World Agricultural Systems 3 Course Prerequisite: 3 units of [B] or [BSCI] GER or UCORE categories. Study of agro-environmental characteristics of world agriculture; historical and contemporary features of world food production. (Crosslisted course offered as CROP SCI 360, SOIL SCI 360). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

401 [M] Turfgrass Science 3 Course Prerequisite: CROP SCI 301. Integration of the principles of turfgrass science into turf management for environmental stewardship of turfgrass systems. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

403 Advanced Cropping Systems 3 Course Prerequisite: HORT 202. Understanding the management of constraints to crop production and quality; biological, physical, and chemical approaches to crop health management. Field trips required. (Crosslisted course offered as CROP SCI 403, CROP SCI 503, PL P 403, PL P 503.) Credit not granted for both CROP SCI 403 and 503, or PL P 403 and 503. Recommended preparation: CROP SCI 305; PL P 429. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

411 [M] Crop Environment Interactions 3 Course Prerequisite: HORT 202. Effects of environment and management on crop growth and development.

412 Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit. Current literature and reports on research or special topics. (Crosslisted course offered as CROP SCI 412, SOIL SCI 412).

435 [CAPS] Interdisciplinary Solutions to the Plant Sciences 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Investigation of current agricultural problems and development of proposed solutions through interdisciplinary teams using advanced technology and production management.

443 Plant Breeding for Organic Agriculture 3 Course Prerequisite: HORT 202; BIOLOGY 106 or 120. Concepts and practice of breeding in and for organic agriculture with an emphasis on field-based, on-farm techniques.

445 [M] Plant Breeding 4 Genetic principles underlying plant breeding and an introduction to the principles and practices of plant breeding. (Crosslisted course offered as CROP SCI 445, HORT 445).

480 Plant Genomics and Biotechnology 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 420. Advanced concepts in plant genomics and biotechnology with emphasis on approaches, techniques, and application. (Crosslisted course offered as HORT 480 and CROP SCI 480). Recommended preparation: MBIOS 301 or CROP SCI 444.

495 Research Experience V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: Not open to graduate students. Planned and supervised undergraduate research experience. (Crosslisted course offered as CROP SCI 495, HORT 495, SOIL SCI 495).

495 (Effective through Summer 2017) Research Experience V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Planned and supervised undergraduate research experience. (Crosslisted course offered as CROP SCI 495, HORT 495, SOIL SCI 495).

497 Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-15 May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.

498 Professional Internship V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Planned and supervised professional work experience. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

503 Advanced Cropping Systems 3 Understanding the management of constraints to crop production and quality; biological, physical, and chemical approaches to crop health management. Field trips required. (Crosslisted course offered as CROP SCI 403, CROP SCI 503, PL P 403, PL P 503.) Credit not granted for both CROP SCI 403 and 503, or PL P 403 and 503. Recommended preparation: CROP SCI 305; PL P 429. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

504 Plant Transmission Genetics 3 Transmission of genes across generations; detailed study of the basic laws of genetics to predict and describe inheritance. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

505 Advanced Classical and Molecular Breeding 3 Characterization and principles of improving crop quality and adaptation traits with emphasis on molecular breeding strategies. Required preparation must include upper-division course in biology, genetics, or plant breeding. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

510 Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit. Literature review; preparation and presentation of reports in crop science.

511 Science Writing Workshop 2 Instruction, tools, and peer review support to write graduate research proposal or journal article. (Crosslisted course offered as CROP SCI 511, ENTOM 511, SOIL SCI 511).

511 (Effective through Fall 2017) Science Writing Workshop 2 Instruction, tools, and peer review support to write graduate research proposal or journal article. (Crosslisted course offered as CROP SCI 511, SOIL SCI 511). S, F grading.

512 Topics in Crop Science V 1-2 May be repeated for credit. Concepts of plant breeding, seed physiology, and technology; crop physiology and management.

545 Statistical Genomics 3 (2-3) Develop concepts and analytical skills for modern breeding by using Genome-Wide Association Study and genomic prediction in framework of mixed linear models and Bayesian approaches. Recommended preparation: BIOLOGY 474; MBIOS 478.

545 (Effective through Spring 2017) Statistical Genomics 3 Concepts and applications in modern breeding programs.

555 Epigenetics in Plants 2 Understanding principles of epigenetics in plants with a focus on its role in understanding and improving plant genomes and their adaptation to the changing environment. Recommended preparation: General genetics. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Crop Science PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.

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