Course code PJH102

PJH102 Introduction to Horticulture and Crop Science

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Course responsible: Anne Kjersti Uhlen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Plant Sciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:

Minimum 5 students.

Teaching exam periods:

This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, January block, .

Course frequency: <p>Annually</p><p><br/><br/></p>
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Last time: 2015V
Preferential right:

BSc in Plant Science.

Course contents:

Plant production of food and feed, nationally and globally. Important cultivated plants, their uses and the quality of plant products. Anatomy and morphology of important plant products. Production systems and management practiceds. Important landscape plants and plants for urban greeneries. Plants in indoor environments for health and well-being. Introductions to main diciplines in plant science, as soil science, plant protection, plant breeding and plant propagation.

Learning outcome:

The course shall give basic knowledge and motivate students for further studies in plant sciences. The students shall acquire an overview of plant production for food, fodder, ornaments and recreation. They are to be familiar with the most important cultivated plants and plants used in urban greeneries, their morphology, and the most important principles in agriculture and horticulture.

Learning activities:

Exercises, demonstrations, excursions, overview lectures. Production of reports from student experiments, and oral presentation.

Teaching support:

Web-support and academic guidance from teachers.


List of the required readings will be given at the start of the course.



Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

Excursion. Journals. Multiple choice test in plant morphology. Presentation.


Project work with an oral presetation counts 50%. Written exam counts 50%. Both parts have to be passed. 2 hours Written Exam.

Nominal workload:

300 working hours.

Entrance requirements:

Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)

Reduction of credits:


Type of course:

Lectures: ca. 30 hours. Exercise/excursion/demonstrations: ca. 120 hours.


The course will be revised


An external examiner will participate by approving the course arrangements before the course starts, and assess the examinations.

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