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101. REGIONAL RESOURCE EXCURSIONS. (2). Field trips/hands-on introduction to Renewable Resources materials and issues. Fa., Sp.

110. ORIENTATION TO APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES. (1, 0, 1). Introduction to the role of the applied life sciences in fostering a sustainable future and enhancing quality of life.

150. PLANT SCIENCE (3, 0, 3). Introduction to the scientific principals of growth, reporduction, commerical usage, and envirnomental impact of plants.

151. PLANT SCIENCE LABORATORY (0, 2, 1). Coreq: RRES 150. Restr: Available to RRES majors only.

180. MICRO-COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN RENEWABLE RESOURCES. (2, 2, 3). A project-oriented introduction to current word processing and spreadsheets applicable to renewable resources. Sp., Fa. Restr: Renewable Resource majors only. Must type a minimum of 25 wpm.

285. SOIL SCIENCE. (3, 2, 4). Introduction to physical, chemical and biological properties of soils. Sp. Prereq: CHEM 101 or 107 or permission of instructor.

301. AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS. (1, 0, 1). Professional oral and written communications, career resources/opportunities, and securing employment in Renewable Resource fields. Sp., Fa. Prereq: RRES 110.

335. SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE. (3, 0, 3). Application of ecosystem biology for developing environmentally sound methods in renewable production of food and fiber. Sp Prereq: RRES 250.

355. WORLD HORTICULTURAL CROPS. (3, 0, 3). A study of the global distribution, cultivation, usage and environmental impact of various horticultural crops. Fa. Even numbered years. Prereq: RRES 250. Coreq: RRES 488.

365. PLANT PROPAGATION. (2, 2, 3). Current plant reproduction techniques to replenish the natural resources of world crops. Sp. Odd numbered years. Prereq: RRES 250.

368. TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT. (3, 2, 4). Solution, establishment, and maintenance of grass species for special use areas such as athletic fields, parks, and lawns. Emphasis on alternative practice that ensures environmental quality. Prereq: RRES 250 or consent of instructor. Sp.

390. SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION. (3, 0, 3). Impact of soil erosion and sedimentation on land use and water quality; emphasis on conservation design and planning. Sp. Prereq: RRES 285 or permission of instructor.


400. CONSULTING AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS. (1, 0, 1). Instruction and practice in professionalism, career development, and application of skills in Renewable Resource fields. Fa., Sp. Prereq: RRES 301.

408. INDOOR PLANTSCAPES. (1, 4, 3). Appropriate use and identification of tropical foliage and flowering plants. Sp. Odd numbered years. Prereq: RRES 250..

410. ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN. (2, 2, 3). Commercial, residential, and indoor placement of plant materials for maximum utilization and energy conservation. Sp. Odd numbered years. Prereq: RRES 250 and 460.

418. LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OPERATION. (1, 4, 3). Course designed to introduce construction, contracting, and maintenance of the landscape. Topics include plant selection and site selection as well as climatic effects and other topics. Emphasis will be given to business management practices and cost estimation. Sp. Prereq: RRES 250.

456. HORTICULTURE LICENSE AND PERMITS. (2, 0, 2). Renewable Resource majors only. Fa.

460. LANDSCAPE PLANTS. (3, 0, 3). Recognition, appropriate use and cultural considerations of important landscape plants including plant nomenclature and botanical relationships. Fa. Odd numbered years. Prereq: RRES 250. Coreq: RRES 488.

472. RENEWABLE RESOURCES INTERNSHIP. (3). Supervised work-study in the field of renewable resources. Restr: Permission of instructor. Juniors or Seniors in RRES only.

475. GREENHOUSE AND FLORIST CROP MANAGEMENT. (3, 0, 3). Principles and related practices involved in crop production and maintenance of a controlled environment. Sp. Even numbered years. Prereq: RRES 250. Coreq: RRES 488.

480(G). INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT. (3, 0, 3). Strategies for developing a pest management program incorporating biological, cultural, mechanical and chemical practices for renewable resources. Fa Even numbered years. Prereq: RRES 250. Coreq: RRES 488.

493(G). SOIL-PLANT RELATIONSHIPS. (3, 0, 3). Chemical, biological and physical properties of soils in relation to nutrient cycling and plant growth, including evaluation of soil supplements. Sp. Even numbered years. Prereq: RRES 285 or permission of instructor.

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Ira Nelson Horticulture Center    P.O. Drawer 43702 Lafayette, LA  70504
Location    2206 Johnston Street Lafayette, LA  70503
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