Course code PJH102

PJH102 Introduction to Horticulture and Crop Science

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Course responsible: Anne Kjersti Uhlen
Teachers: Sissel Torre, Siv Fagertun Remberg, Anne-Berit Wold, Per Anker Pedersen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 5 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course are given in the August block (08). 
Course frequency: Annually, August block
First time: Study year 2009-2010
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. Production systems and management practiceds. Important landscape plants and plants for urban greeneries. 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, and the most important principles in agriculture and horticulture.
Learning activities:
Lectures in field, exercises, demonstrations, excursions,  and some overview lectures. Production of reports from student experiments, (max 3)
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:
Reports from exercises and one multiple choise, both parts have to be passed. Examination pass/failed.
Nominal workload:
150 working hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
90t (Lectures in field and greenhouse, exercise/excursion/demonstrations). Self studies 60 hours.
External sensor shall evaluate the course. 
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått