Curriculum

Course Share - Undergraduate Courses

Available Courses

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.
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.
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.
Presents fundamental concepts underlying the science of crop physiology, including crop phenology, canopy development and light interception, photosynthesis and respiration, and dry matter partitioning.
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.
Program Summary
Cost per credit hour:

2021-2022:  Graduate $590 | Undergraduate $420

12–15 Hours


3–4 Hours

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. Ashley Schultz
Breanna Collins
Ashlee Murden
Melissa Sailors
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Jenna Kilawee smiling at the camera as a female resident in her assisted living facility sits next to her kissing her cheek.I needed something flexible that would allow me to "attend" classes in the middle of the night, on the weekends, while at home with my newborn son, or whenever I could spare a minute.  The Great Plains IDEA program allowed me to do just that.  I was able to continue my life while advancing my career.  Even before I graduated I had job offers lined up that I had only dreamed about before pursuing my master's degree in gerontology.

– – Jenna Kilawee, Gerontology Graduate,
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