Plant and Soil Sciences

Students in PLSC140 People & Plants: Feast or Famine with Dr. Tom Evans, working on their potato plants in the Fischer Greenhouse and in the fields with lima beans and roses.

Course Information


Below is a list of undergraduate and graduate courses that are offered, as well as the number of credits for each course.

Undergraduate courses

Course Number Course Title   Credits Term   Instructor
PLSC100 Plants and Human Culture 3 Fall S. Barton
PLSC101 Botany I 3 Fall H. Bais
PLSC104 Botany I Laboratory 1 Fall H. Bais
PLSC128 The Science of Wine 1 Spring P. Green
PLSC140 People and Plants: Feast or Famine 3 Fall T. Evans
PLSC145 Introduction to Sustainable Food Systems 3 Fall G. Johnson
PLSC151 Introduction to Crop Science 3 Spring B. Vasilas
PLSC154 Topics in Production and Management of Ornamental Plants 1 to 6    
PLSC170 Soils and Environmental Quality 3 Spring J. Fuhrmann
PLSC201 Botany II 4 Spring J. Lee
PLSC203 Portfolio Review 1    
PLSC204 Introduction to Soil Science 3 Fall J. Fuhrmann
PLSC205 Introduction to Soil Science Laboratory 1 Fall J. Fuhrmann
PLSC206 Farm to Table (C/L ANFS206, ANTH206, BHAN206) 3 Spring S. Barton
PLSC211 Herbaceous Landscape Plants 3 Fall A. Wik
PLSC212 Woody Landscape Plants 4 Fall  
PLSC214 Indigenous Woody Plants of the Eastern United States 4 Spring A. Brennan
PLSC218 Fermentation Sciences (C/L ANFS218) 3 Spring N. Donofrio
PLSC225 Wetlands 3 Fall B. Vasilas
PLSC270 Biotechnology: Science and Socioeconomic Issues (C/L APEC270) 3 Spring  
PLSC300 Principles of Animal and Plant Genetics (C/L ANFS300, ENWC300) 3 Spring ANFS Faculty
PLSC302 Vegetable Science 4 Fall G. Johnson
PLSC303 Introductory Plant Pathology 4 Spring T. Evans, N. Donofrio
PLSC304 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Lab 1 Spring J. Miller
PLSC305 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition 3 Spring J. Miller
PLSC307 Environmental Sustainability of Food Systems 3 Spring  
PLSC310 Animal and Plant Genetics Laboratory (C/L ANFS310, ENWC310) 2 Spring ANFS Faculty
PLSC313 Turf Establishment and Maintenance 4    
PLSC334 Urban Forestry 3 Fall T. Trammell
PLSC354 Plant Ecology 3 Spring T. Trammell
PLSC364 Plant Science and Sustainable Food Systems Internship 1 to 6 Fall S. Barton
PLSC399 Teaching Experience 1 to 2 Fall, Spring  
PLSC401 Agronomic Crop Science 3 Spring of even years B. Vasilas
PLSC403 Landscape Management 3 Fall S. Barton, E. Ervin
PLSC404 Plant Taxonomy 3 Spring of odd years  
PLSC405 Environmental Forensics and Society 3 Fall D. Jaisi
PLSC410 Introduction to Plant Physiology 3 Fall H. Bais
PLSC411 Molecular Plant Pathology 3 Fall N. Donofrio
PLSC412 Ecosystem Ecology (ENSC412) 3 Fall R. Vargas
PLSC419 Soil Microbiology 4 Spring of odd years J. Fuhrmann
PLSC421 Nonpoint Source Pollution 3 Spring S. Inamdar
PLSC430 Urban Ecology 3 Fall of even years T. Trammell
PLSC435 Plant Developmental Biology 3 Fall of even years E. Sparks
PLSC437 Collections Management and Curation 3 Spring  
PLSC438 Fate/Transport Soil Contaminants 3 Spring  
PLSC439 Plant-Contaminant Interactions 3 Fall of even years  
PLSC441 Forage Resource Management (C/L ANFS402)  3 Spring of odd years B. Vasilas
PLSC445 Biogeochemical Cycling of Nutrients  3 Fall D. Jaisi


Course descriptions for Plant Science (PLSC) courses

Course Number   Course Title   Credits Term Instructor
LARC103 Representation 1: Landscape Drawing 3 Fall S. Barton
LARC150 Representation 2: CAD for Site Design 3 Spring A. Wik
LARC172 Introduction to the Landscape Architecture Profession 1 Fall J. Bruck
LARC202 History of Landscape Architecture: Pre-History to Early 20th Century 3 Fall R. Robinson
LARC222 Introduction to Surveying (C/L CIEG222) 3 Fall C. Balascio
LARC230 Introduction to Construction Materials and Methods 3 Spring E. Bardenhagen
LARC232 History of Landscape Architecture: mid-19th Century to Present 3 Fall A. Wik
LARC233 Studio 1: Foundations 4 Fall A. Wik
LARC250 Studio 2: Design Process 4 Spring J. Bruck
LARC302 Topics: World Literatures and Cultures 3 Fall LLCU Faculty
LARC303 Advanced Digital Representation 3 Spring Adjunct Faculty
LARC330 The Built Environment Studio 3 Fall E. Bardenhagen
LARC332 Landscape Architecture Symposium I 1 Spring S. Barton
LARC333 Landscape Architecture Symposium II 1 Fall S. Barton
LARC343 Site Engineering 3 Spring C. Balascio
LARC350 Studio 3: Urban Design 5 Fall A. Wik
LARC351 Studio 4: Regional Design 5 Spring E. Bardenhagen
LARC364 Landscape Architecture Internship 1 to 6 Fall, Spring S. Barton
LARC431 Urban Hydrology and Drainage Design 3 Spring C. Balascio
LARC433 Studio 5: Advanced Design 5 Fall E. Bardenhagen
LARC440 Professional Practice 3 Spring R. Robinson
LARC442 Stormwater Management for Sustainable Development (C/L CIEG442) 3 Fall C. Balascio
LARC450 Ecological Planting Design 3 Spring J. Bruck
LARC455 Theory & Research Applications in Landscape Architecture 1 Fall E. Bardenhagen
LARC456 Studio 6: Senior Design 6 Spring J. Bruck

Graduate courses

Plant and Soil Sciences (PLSC)

Course Number Course Title   Credits Term   Instructor
PLSC601 Agronomic Crop Science 3 Spring of even years B. Vasilas
PLSC603 Soil Physics (C/L BREG603) 3 Spring Y. Jin
PLSC604 Plant Taxonomy 3 Spring of odd years  
PLSC608 Environmental Soil Chemistry (C/L CHEM608) 3 Spring D. Sparks
PLSC611 Molecular Plant Pathology 3 Fall N. Donofrio
PLSC612 Ecosystem Ecology 3 Fall R. Vargas
PLSC619 Soil Microbiology 4 Spring of odd years J. Fuhrmann
PLSC621 Nonpoint Source Pollution 3 Spring S. Inamdar
PLSC630 Urban Ecology 3 Fall of even years T. Trammell
PLSC635 Plant Developmental Biology 3 Fall of even years E. Sparks
PLSC636 Plant Genes and Genomes 3    
PLSC637 Collections Management and Curation 3 Spring  
PLSC639 Plant-Contaminant Interactions 3 Fall of even years  
PLSC640 Field Methods in Soil-Water-Air 3 Fall A. Seyfferth, R. Vargas
PLSC641 Forage Resource Management (C/L ANFS602) 3 Spring of odd years B. Vasilas
PLSC643 Watershed Hydrochemistry 3 Fall of odd years S. Inamdar
PLSC645 Biogeochemical Cycling of Nutrients 3 Fall D. Jaisi
PLSC671 Paradigms in Cell Signaling (C/L ANFS671) 3   ANFS Faculty
PLSC800 Current Topics in Plant Science 1 to 3 Fall, Spring T. Evans, N. Donofrio
PLSC802 Professional Development 1 Spring E. Wommack
PLSC805 Insect-Plant Chemical Ecology (C/L ENWC805) 3   ENWC Faculty
PLSC811 Current Topics in Microbiology 1 Spring N. Donofrio
PLSC864 Seminar Planning and Development 1    
PLSC865 Seminar 1 Fall, Spring  
PLSC868 Research 1 to 9    
PLSC869 Master's Thesis 1 to 6    
PLSC874 Topics in Molecular Biology (C/L ANFS 874) 1   ANFS Faculty
PLSC964 Pre-Candidacy Study 3 to 12    
PLSC969 Doctoral Dissertation 1 to 12    

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR PLANT SCIENCE (PLSC) COURSES