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  • Horticultural Sciences
    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    FRC 1010 Growing Fruit for Fun and Profit
    Credits: 1; Prereq: freshmen and sophomores only.
    For students, especially non-majors, desiring 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
    Credits: 3.
    Citrus botany, scion and rootstock selection, site selection, fruit quality grove design and production practices.
    FRC 3213L Citrus Culture and Production Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Coreq: FRC 3212.
    Hands-on practical experience in various aspects of citrus culture.
    FRC 3252 Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
    Credits: 2.
    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
    Credits: 3.
    Current principles and cultural practices in deciduous tree, bush and vine crops. Major emphasis will be on practical aspects of production.
    HOS 1014 Vegetable Gardening
    Credits: 1.
    A course primarily for non-majors who desire to learn the basic principles of vegetable gardening. A garden will be required of each student.
    HOS 3020 Principles of Horticulture Crop Production
    Credits: 3.
    Provides a basic understanding of the world fruit and vegetable industry. Emphasis will be placed on world., U.S. and Florida production regions, biology, soils, nutrition, terminology, types of fruits and vegetables, site selection and more.
    HOS 3222C Greenhouse and Protected Agriculture
    Credits: 3.
    The principles and practices of crop production in protected structures. Structure type, media, fertilization and pest control practices are emphasized.
    HOS 3281C Organic and Sustainable Crop Production
    Credits: 3.
    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
    Credits: 3; Prereq: APB 2150 or BOT 2010C or BSC 2010.
    Introduction to plant molecular biology and genetic engineering, emphasizing plant genes and genomes, transformation of plants and basic molecular biology.
    HOS 3430C Nutrition of Horticultural Crops
    Credits: 3.
    Study and discussion of physiological, biochemical and environmental factors influencing nutritional status and productivity of horticultural crops.
    HOS 4283C Advanced Organic and Sustainable Crop Production
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3281C.
    An intensive examination of the methods and techniques necessary for organic and sustainable production and marketing of horticultural products.
    HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010.
    Basic concepts and processes of physiology as they relate to plant growth and development.
    HOS 4313C Laboratory Methods in Plant Molecular Biology
    Credits: 2; Prereq: AGR 3303, or HOS 3305 and PCB 3063.
    Hands-on laboratory experience in plant molecular biology. Utilizing current techniques for isolation, purification and cloning of plant DNA, students will learn many basic techniques in plant biotechnology.
    HOS 4341 Advanced Horticultural Physiology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: HOS 4304.
    Environmental effects (light, temperature and water) on physiology, growth and development of plants.
    HOS 4905 Independent Study in Horticultural Science
    Credits: 1 to 6.
    Selected research topics in molecular biology, physiology and/or genetics of horticultural crops.
    HOS 4909 Honors Project
    Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: admission to the CALS honors program.
    An individual project course restricted to students in the college's honors program. Students will complete a project on a selected topic, issue or problem. Projects may relate to research, teaching or extension. The project will be reviewed by at least two faculty members chosen by the honors coordinator.
    HOS 4932 Special Topics in Horticultural Sciences
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: instructor perrmission.
    Critical review of selected topics in specific areas not covered in other horticultural sciences courses.
    HOS 4933 Professional Development in Horticulture
    Credits: 1.
    Professional skills development, including job searching, resume writing, interview skills, professional etiquette, communications and salary negotiations.
    HOS 4941 Practical Work Experience in Horticultural Sciences
    Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: adviser arrangement and permission.
    Practical work that must be a new experience and related to the field of study. (S-U)
    VEC 2100 World Herbs and Vegetables
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces students to a variety of vegetables and culinary herbs. Emphasis placed on genetic, phytochemical and botanical diversity and importance of food phytochemicals and role of vegetables in nutrition. (B)
    VEC 3221C Vegetable Production
    Credits: 4.
    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.
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