HORT 335 FLOWER ARRANGING BYU Idaho Hort Dept.
Office: BEN 145 tel: (208) 496-4590 email: < firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
Flower Center: BEN 147 tel: (208) 496-4599 email: <firstname.lastname@example.org> 3-6pm weekdays
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Hort 335 Flower Arranging BYU Idaho Horticulture Department
WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT FROM THIS COURSE:__
This course is designed to introduce you to the world of floral design. You will have opportunities to learn the following:_
the history of floral adornment
the principles and elements of design
corsage construction _
floral industry opportunities_
identification of floral materials_
Texts for the course:
Required: The AIFD Guide to Floral Design terms, techniques, and traditions (published by the American Institute of Floral Designers) And a subscription to Florists Review Magazine (order information will be given the first week of class)
Recommended: The Art of Floral Design, by Norah Hunter (any edition, Delmar) _
Just a few thoughts to begin:
Regular attendance and careful attention to the lectures and other classroom activities are essential to your success in this course. Much of the learning in this class comes through "hands on" experience and active participation. Weekly assignments, and regular lab activities are a major component of your final grade.
Do not expect to make up labs that you fail to attend.
With permission, in extenuating circumstances, some labs can be completed for partial credit by visiting the Flower Center during the afternoon hours. Check the Flower Center web page, or the entrance sign for specific times. If a significant amount of time has passed since you missed the lab, you may be required to pay for some of the materials, or the activity may not be repeatable.
A Statement of Morals and Ethics:
BYU Idaho standards will be followed in class. Failure to comply with them may be reflected in your grade in the course. One of the major goals at BYU Idaho is that of providing quality educational opportunities in a rich spiritual environment. To obtain this desired level of spiritual influence, students are asked to observe all points of the Code of Honor including the dress and grooming standards.
Let me remind you of the commitment you made to live the Code of Honor: specifically...be honest, refrain from plagiarizing or any other form of cheating; obey all University rules and regulations; help others in fulfilling their responsibilities under the Code of Honor; and comply with the college dress and grooming standards.
The dress and grooming standard is fully defined in the BYU Idaho catalog. The appearance hoped for in dress and grooming is best achieved through the guidelines of modesty and cleanliness. Be modest in your attire and neat and clean in your personal appearance.
Conscientious attention to appropriate dress and grooming will enhance your performance in class and contribute to the spiritual environment of BYU Idaho. I invite your willing participation in this expectation. I reserve the right to reflect your behavior and conduct in the final grade you receive in the class.
Reasonable Accommodation. In compliance with applicable disability law, qualified students with a disability may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation. It is the student's responsibility to disclose to the teacher any special need they may have before the end of the first week of class. This course requires a high level of eye-hand coordination, and manual dexterity that cannot be avoided without limiting the learning experience.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
approximate points possible I reserve the right if necessary to alter the total points, or distribute them according to the particular needs of each section of the class
Study Exam 500
Lab Activities 300
Final Design Project 200
Design Evaluation Notebook 200
Reading and discussion 300 (click here for explanation)
Total points 1500
Let us discuss an evaluation policy: To receive a C or average grade, a student should complete all the assignments in a satisfactory manner, and participate in all the discussion, reading, and activity. A B grade demonstrates that the student does all that is required, and an above average level of participation (with eagerness and commitment). A grade of A is reserved for all who push themselves beyond the norm by studying and bringing to the class more than required. This student masters the subject and becomes proficient enough to gain total confidence in discussing, explaining, and demonstrating the skills and ideas that are learned. This student does not treat learning casually, and does not try to miss learning opportunities. Rarely would this student be asking for any special considerations due to his/her own deficiency, but would strive to fulfill and participate without being asked. This student would make the class a better experience for all the students in the class, not try to look better than the rest. You may notice no mention of a "D" or "F" grade. These can certainly be earned, but indicate a sub average or failing performance.
If you are struggling with the learning process, go to http://www.byui.edu/AcademicLearning, or come to the McKay Library 272 for information about how the writing, reading, math, and study skills centers can help you increase success in all of your classes. To schedule a tutor for a specific class, log on to Tutor Request under Student Services and follow the instructions.
There is some subjectivity to grading a hands-on course. Due to the fact that this is a beginning level course, you will be graded in labs mostly by attendance and participation. You will usually be given a satisfactory mark. If you have neglect to complete the lab properly, follow instructions poorly, or demonstrate an attitude of non- cooperation, you will be given a minus mark. If you fail to attend the exercise, you will be given no mark.
There is a lab fee automatically assessed for this class which applies to the purchase of fresh flowers and design materials. There are additional materials required that you will need to find on your own as indicated by the instructor.
A packet of tools (wire cutter side snip, corsage snips, knife, scissors, and a flower id book) is available through The Flower Center in Benson 147. It should be purchased at the beginning of the semester. Please do not remove the Flower Center lab tools from the facility unless you have purchased them.
Activities and Assignments:
Final design Project: (click here for more information)
A final design project will be completed during the semester. You will be responsible for providing the materials (including your own container and principle permanent botanicals (artificial flowers) that will be used to create it in your choice of style , incorporating the skills learned in the class.
Design Evaluation Notebook: (click here for more information)
A pictorial notebook is required using pictures of various floral arrangements in a variety of room settings, as would be found in home & garden and interior decorating magazines. The notebook project helps develop the ability to explain the design process, and its result.
reviews of the AIFD Guide topics, and weekly periodical reading assignments (click here for more information)
Most important lab rule:
Sneezing is encouraged while in the Flower Center area. (please close your eyes first--I've heard that your eyes could pop out if you don't)