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PJH102 Introduction to Horticulture and Crop Science
Course responsible Anne Kjersti Uhlen IPM
Number of credits allocated 10.0
Language Norwegian
Limits for class size Minimum 5 students.
August block Autumn parallel January block Spring parallel June block
Colour explanation: Red/yellow = teaching periods. The red period indicates when the teaching starts.
Teachers Several teachers from IPM.
Type of course Lectures: ca. 30 hours.
Exercise/excursion/demonstrations: ca. 120 hours.
Compulsory educational activities Excursion. Journals. Multiple choice test in plant morphology. Presentation.
Reduction of credits for overlapping courses -
Prerequisites -
Recommended prerequisites
Exam S
Assessment methods Project work with an oral presetation counts 50%. Written exam counts 50%. Both parts have to be passed. 2 hours Written Exam.
Grading Pass/Fail
Examination aids A1: not calculator, no other aids.
Nominal workload 300 working hours.
Course frequency Annually
Comment on frequency All years
Teaching methods Exercises, demonstrations, excursions, overview lectures. Production of reports from student experiments, and oral presentation.
Teaching support Web-support and academic guidance from teachers.
Examiner An external examiner will participate by approving the course arrangements before the course starts, and assess the examinations.
Entrance requirements Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Preferential right BSc in Plant Science.
Objective of course  

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.

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.
List of the required readings will be given at the start of the course.
Last updated 2013-04-16