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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

PLP 2000 Plants, Plagues & People
Credits: 3.
Biology and history of the human species. Oriented towards nonscience majors and presented chronologically from the origin of life to the present. Special emphasis on the impact plants, animals, and diseases have had and are having on human civilizations. (B, H)

PLP 2003 Genetic Engineering, Disease and You
Credits: 3.
This course will look at genetic engineering and its impact on the diagnosis and treatment of plant, animal and human diseases and other related topics. (P)

PLP 2060 Molds, Mildews, Mushrooms and Man
Credits: 3.
The role of fungi in human affairs, including their historical use as food or medicine, in religious activities, and their current impact on society as pathogens of plants and animals, in the deterioration of food and fabric, and synthesis of our most important drugs. (B)

PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
Credits: 4; Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010.
Principles and practices of plant pathology. (B)

PLP 3031C Diseases of Turf and Ornamentals
Credits: 3; Prereq: BOT 2010C.
The course teaches the students what causes plant diseases, how they develop and spread and how to diagnose and control the diseases affecting turf grasses and ornamental plants.

PLP 3103C Control of Plant Diseases
Credits: 3; Prereq: PLP 3002C.
The principles and practice of plant disease control through cultural practices, competing microorganisms, and chemical pesticides. (This course is offered every other year.)

PLP 3151 Biocontrol of Plant Diseases and Weeds
Credits: 3; Prereq: PLP 3002C.
An introduction to the principles, methods and microorganisms used to control plant diseases and weeds. (This course is offered every other year.)

PLP 3653C Introductory Mycology
Credits: 4; Prereq: BOT 2011C or BOT 3303L or PLP 3002C.
Introduction to the groups of fungi and fungi-like organisms. Discussion of the structure, development, physiology, genetics, ecology and taxonomy of fungi. (This course is offered every other year.)

PLP 4222C Introductory Plant Virology
Credits: 4; Coreq: PLP 3002C.
An introductory course in plant virology covering the principles of plant virology, symptomatology, virus groups, structure, function, spread, detection and control. (This course is offered every other year.)

PLP 4242C Introduction to Plant Bacteriology
Credits: 3; Prereq: MCB 3020; Coreq: PLP 3002C.
Discussion of the main characteristics and properties of bacteria that cause disease in plants with emphasis on problems unique to plant pathology. (This course is offered every other year.)

PLP 4260C Introduction to Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Credits: 4; Prereq: PLP 3002C and PLP 3653C.
Introduction to the groups of fungi that cause disease in plants, including morphology, taxonomy, physiology, genetics, epidemiology and control of these fungi. (This course is offered every other year.)

PLP 4290C Principles of Plant Disease Diagnosis
Credits: 2; Prereq: PLP 3002C and PLP 3653C.
Principles, methods, and techniques used to identify the microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses) and environmental conditions that cause plant diseases.

PLP 4905 Problems in Intermediate Plant Pathology
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: PLP 3002, or equivalent.
Individual study and research in areas of special interest to undergraduate students whose major field is plant pathology.

PLP 4909 Honors Project
Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: must be admitted to the college's honors program; 3.5 GPA or greater.
An individual special project course restricted to students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' Honors Program. Students will complete a project on a selected topic, issue, or problem. Projects may relate to research, teaching, or extension. The project will be reviewed by at least two faculty members chosen by the honors coordinator. May be repeated for up to six credits.

PLP 4931 Seminar in Plant Pathology
Credits: 1; can be repeated once. Prereq: PLP 3002.
Discussion of current concepts and procedures related to the practice of plant pathology as a profession.

General Education Categories

  • Composition (C)
  • Mathematical Sciences (M)
  • Humanities (H)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)
  • Physical (P) and Biological (B) Sciences
  • International and Diversity focus (I)

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
    The Schedule of Courses lists the amount of writing credit per course section.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • †† indicates the course may be taken on an S-U basis.