Course Share - Undergraduate

Available Courses

Herbaceous Plants

This course focuses on the selection and utilization of herbaceous ornamental plants to provide aesthetic, architectural and engineering solutions to landscape plantings. At the completion of this course, the students will be able to specify appropriate landscape materials to provide a possible planting solution.

Home Horticulture

Introduction and review of home horticulture as it relates to the horticultural enthusiast. A general understanding of plant growth, structure, and development; house plant selection and care, selecting trees, shrubs, and flowers for the home landscape, and other related topics.

Introduction to Permaculture

Exploration, through lectures, discussions, and required projects, of a thinking/design methodology that seeks to provide for our physical needs, food, water, shelter, energy, etc., while doing so in an environmentally friendly, sustainable manner.

Plant Physiology

Presents fundamental concepts underlying the science of crop physiology, including crop phenology, canopy development and light interception, photosynthesis and respiration, and dry matter partitioning.

Principles of Horticulture

The purpose of this class is to acquaint the student with practical techniques that they will be able to apply to their daily life, and help them understand the requirements of plants in the home landscape or garden.

Water Issues in Lawn & Landscape

This course will examine critical water issues related to irrigation in urbanizing watersheds, with an emphasis on water quality and quantity. Factors impacting water scarcity and quality will be discussed. Successful completion of this course will help students understand the interrelatedness of correct irrigation practices and water quality/quantity, and will equip them to help protect water resources through application of science-based irrigation practices.
University Contact
These campus coordinators can help you navigate Great Plains IDEA. Click on the university name to learn more about how Great Plains IDEA works at that campus. Rachel Ohmes
Julie Holder
Leslie McClure Myatt
Diane Wasser
University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

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