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This course is designed to provide an understanding of the use of plants in interior environments. Learn the names, behavior, and characteristics of plants that are typically used indoors. Most of them are indigenous to tropical climates, so we have to learn how to help them acclimatize and survive where the light, soil, water, and nutrients are adjusted to sustainably maintain their health and beauty in conditions less than ideal for their optimum growth. Principles of plant care will be adjusted to the needs of these now captive organisms.
Outcomes, or Objectives of the course:
The Learning Experience:
Prepare: Study the text: Interior Plantscaping Principles and Practices, by James M DelPrince, published by Delmar Cengage Learning, ISBN-13 978-1-4354-3963-4 or ISBN-10: 1-4354-3963-5
Please see the reading assignments below under major learning units and course activities. Completing the reading reviews and discussions on time indicates that you are prepared for class activities and discussions.
Teach each other: Interactive plant ID and plant care labs will allow you to apply things that have been learned in preparation, and explore how to master the skills not only for the class, but in the future as you continue to enjoy caring for plants.
Ponder and Prove: Learning more deeply requires additional time to follow and complete selected assignments that are intended to help you go beyond the text and class discussions. The analects help you to dive into the deep end of the pool. The result will be your Compendium of information.
Major learning units & course activities:
SECTION One: PLANTS IN THE INTERIOR
How do tropical plants make it into our interior environment?
Keeping Plants Indoors, Chapter 1
Plant Uses, Plant Opportunities Chapter 2
Cultivation versus Aesthetics Chapter 3
International Code of Botanical Nomenclature: How it Works Chapter 4
Interior Plant History Chapter 5
ANALECT TOPIC 1: SOURCING PLANTS
ANALECT TOPIC 2: Indoor Plant Identification
Plant names by Family, Genus, Species, and Cultivar
here is a link to a list of the plants we will focus on:
325 Indoor Plant IDentification list by family
link to a Word® doc
Indoor Plant IDentification by Family...
SECTION Two: DESIGN
Principles of Interior Planting Design Chapter 6
Elements of Interior Planting Design Chapter 7
ANALECT TOPIC 8: ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN, APPLIED
Complementary Product and Design Services Chapter 8
SECTION Three: SCIENCE
Origination Chapter 9
Light Chapter 10
Water and Soil Chapter 11
Insect Pests Chapter 12
Diseases Chapter 13
ANALECT TOPIC 3: Pests and Diseases of Indoor Plants…
ANALECT TOPIC 4: Plants clean the air…
ANALECT TOPIC 5: Nutrition, soil, soil environment, water retention…
ANALECT TOPIC 6: Acclimatization…
SECTION Four: BUSINESS
Business Management Chapter 14
Techniques Chapter 15
ANALECT TOPIC 7: Business Decision: Sub Irrigation case study
Honor Code 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.
Breakdown: 94 – 100% = A 90 - 93 = A- 87 - 89 = B+ 84 - 86% = B 80 - 83% = B- 77 - 79% = C+ 74 - 76% = C 70 - 73% = C- 67 - 69 = D+ 64 - 66% = D 60 - 63% = D- Below 60% = F
POSTED ON THE "Analect Topic Page."
EACH STUDENT SHOULD REGULARLY CHECK THIS LINK FOR
READING ASSIGNMENTS AND UPDATED INFORMATION
on a standard percentage basis, as indicated below:
>94=A, 90-93=A-, 87-89=B+, 84-87=B, 80-83=B-, 77-79=C+, 74-76=B, 70-73=C-,
67-69=D+, 64-66=D, 60-63=D-, <60=F
is for general information.
Modifications to grading, lab and lecture schedule may be indicated during class, and will be updated on the web page.
Students should refer to the instruction given in class for specific assignments.
Attendance and adherence to the BYU Idaho Honor and Dress Code will be considered in grades given in the course.
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