Biology and history of the human species for non-science majors. Course is presented chronologically from the origin of life to the present with emphasis on the impact that plants, animals and diseases have had and are having on human civilizations. (B or H)
Fungus among Us: Mushrooms, Molds and Civilization
The role of fungi in human affairs, including their historical use as food or medicine or in religious activities. Also includes their current impact on society as pathogens of plants and animals, in the deterioration of food and fabric and in the synthesis of important drugs. (B)
Credits: 4; Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010.
Principles and practices of plant pathology. (B)
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: 3; Prereq: BOT 2010 or BSC 2010.
Introduction to the main groups of pathogens that cause plant disease, how they spread and affect plants and how they are identified and managed. The course also includes specific examples of how plant pathogens have changed the course of human history and culture.
Credits: 3; 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.
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: 3; Prereq: PLP 3002C or PLP 4653C.
Introduction to the groups of fungi that cause disease in plants, including morphology, taxonomy, physiology, genetics and control of these fungi.
Principles of Plant Disease Diagnosis
Credits: 2; Prereq: PLP 3002C and PLP 4653C.
Principles, methods and techniques used to identify the microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses) and environmental conditions that cause plant diseases.
Credits: 4; Prereq: BSC 2010 and BSC 2011, or PLP 3002C.
Introduction to the groups of fungi and fungi-like organisms. Discussion of the structure, development, physiology, genetics, ecology and systematics of fungi.
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.
Supervised Research in Plant Pathology
Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
Firsthand, authentic research in plant pathology under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
Honors Thesis Research in Plant Pathology
Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: junior standing, upper division GPA of 3.75 or higher and completed honors thesis proposal on file.
Independent research in plant pathology leading to an honors thesis. Student will be mentored by a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
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.