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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Plant structure, growth, reproduction, and responses to the environment. How humans modify plants and the environment to grow crops. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (007765)
A study of people, careers, crops, and systems related to crop industries in the area. An opportunity to meet with professionals and learn about the skills required for research, management, and services that support agricultural production. Meets the second half of the semester. 1 hour lecture. Credit/no credit grading. (007779)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (007787)
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.
Soil biology, fertility, chemistry, physical properties, taxonomy and their applications to agricultural management and environmental enhancement. Relationships of soils to the world food supply and population. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007776)
An evaluation of various decisions made in the management of fruit and nut trees. Management topics include studies of climate zones, soil selection, financing, farm organization, irrigation systems, field layout, varietal selection, nutritional needs, harvesting, labor management, marketing, and budgeting. The student is required to prepare a budget and calendar of orchard operations. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (021078)
Greenhouse construction, environment, and management practices, including heating and cooling, irrigation, fertilization, and pest control. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007818)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0 - 3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from semester to semester and be different for different sections. See the class schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar. (020969)
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of a topic or problem and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register with a supervising faculty member. A maximum of 6 units of special problems may be applied toward a bachelor's degree in agriculture. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020960)
Prerequisites: At least 21 years of age.
Grape-growing, and winemaking in California wine regions. Wine and food matching. Sensory evaluation. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion. (007781)
Prerequisite: AGET 150 or faculty permission.
Directed work and discussion on all fall aspects of field and row crop production practices applicable to northern California. Students are encouraged to enroll in PSSC 309B after this course. 1 hour discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (007773)
Prerequisites: PSSC 309A and AGET 150 or faculty permission.
Directed work and discussion on all spring aspects of field and row crop production practices applicable to northern California. 1 hour discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (007788)
Prerequisites: PSSC 101.
Weekly discussions of orchard projects. Group problems and individual instruction emphasizing fruit set and growth. 1 hour discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (007789)
Prerequisites: PSSC 101.
Weekly discussions of orchard projects. Group problems and individual instruction emphasizing harvesting and transport, marketing, pruning, and training systems. 1 hour discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (007790)
Directed work and discussion on all aspects of plant production in the greenhouse environment. Plant species may include ornamentals, crops, and California wildland natives. 1 hour discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (007791)
A survey of North American rangeland resources and the principles of their use and management, including basic plant-animal-soil relationships and multiple uses. 3 hours lecture. (007775)
Prerequisites: Completion of lower-division core or faculty permission.
History of alteration and loss of wetland and riparian resources. Classification, description, and functions of meadows, marshes, lakes, rivers, and riparian corridors. Principal uses, impacts, and values. Inventory, monitoring, and management of riparian resources. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007792)
A survey of the structure and function of insects, leading to a fundamental understanding of applied insect ecology and taxonomy. Particular emphasis is placed on arthropod species of economic importance to humans. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007797)
Prerequisites: PSSC 101.
Major diseases of agricultural crops; their symptoms, causal agents, and control methods. Consideration of the roles of environment, cultural practices, and genetics on crop development. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007800)
Prerequisites: AGRI 331.
Identification, modes of spread, and population ecology of weeds and other invasive plant species. Biological, cultural, mechanical, and chemical control of weeds and invasive species. Methods of crop/vegetation management to control and reduce weed populations. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007801)
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111; PSSC 250.
An examination of materials and application methods used for protecting the health of plants in a manner that is safe for the environment, applicator, and consumer. Comprises the laws and regulations, safety, application, properties, mode of action, toxicology, and environmental impacts of pesticides, fertilizers, and other rmaterials used in agriculture. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007806)
Prerequisites: PSSC 250 or instructor permission.
Course examines the capacity of the soil to function within natural and managed ecosystems to sustain plant/animal productivity, maintain or enhance water and air quality, and support human health and habitation. Soil quality factors include biological, physical, and chemical soil properties. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (007808)
This course covers the requirements and cultural practices needed for maximizing yields of annual field crops. Principles affecting growth development and management will be covered. For field experience, students are advised to enroll in PSSC 309A/PSSC 309B. 3 hours lecture. (007810)
Prerequisites: PSSC 101 or PSSC 330.
Grasses and legumes; their production and management for irrigated pastures, hay, silage, and seed. Plant characteristics and adaptation. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007812)
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.
Managing and optimizing the fruit and nut production system. Selection of planting sites and varieties, tree training and pruning, pollination, thinning, irrigation, mineral nutrition, and pest management are included. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007820)
Prerequisites: Junior standing, faculty permission.
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Internship with private industry, state, federal, international, or non-profit organization. Selected topic must be in a Plant and Soil Science Option area. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (007824)
How ecological factors, technology, and human values interact to determine available choices of food and its production. Consequences of these choices in terms of community structures, resource allocations, and stability of agro-ecosystems. This course is designed to be a component of the Upper-Division Theme on Cross-Cultural Exploration. Not intended for majors, but open to them. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004874)
A study and analysis of various world agriculture systems that provide food and fiber. Environmental, technological, socio-economic, and political factors. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000068)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0 - 3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from semester to semester and be different for different sections. See the class schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar. (007827)
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.
This course is an independent study of a topic or problem and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register with a supervising faculty member. Study/research in plant science and soil science under direct supervision of a faculty member. A maximum of 6 units may be applied toward a bachelor's degree in agriculture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (007828)
Prerequisites: PSSC 330 and completion of lower-division core.
Vegetation ecology with special reference to grassland, shrubland, and woodland communities and ecosystems. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007793)
Prerequisites: PSSC 330 and completion of lower-division core.
Quantitative approaches, methods, and field techniques for the classification, description, and inventory of grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, and forestlands. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007832)
Prerequisites: PSSC 330 and completion of the lower-division core.
Nature and impact of continuity and patchiness, of plant and animal movement and of material flow on the structure and dynamics of wildland and agrarian landscapes. 3 hours lecture. (007833)
Prerequisites: AGRI 331; BIOL 446, PSSC 340, PSSC 342, or PSSC 343.
An introduction to the principles and mechanisms of integrated management of insect pests, plant pathogens, and weeds, dealing with such areas as the agro-ecosystem, population dynamics, and specific approaches to pest management. 3 hours lecture. (007834)
Prerequisites: PSSC 250 or faculty permission.
An examination of the factors of soil formation, criteria and systems of soil classification. The laboratory consists of five all-day field trips. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007837)
Prerequisites: PSSC 250.
Properties of soils, fertilizers, and plant materials. Soil amendments and soil reaction effects on plants. Fertilizer usage. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007840)
Prerequisites: PSSC 389, senior/graduate standing, faculty permission.
Internship with private industry, state, federal, international, or non-profit organization. Selected topic must be in a PSSC option area. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (007861)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar. (007864)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (007865)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
An intensive 6-unit, one-year course in agricultural research. See College office for details. Open only to students with at least a 3.0 GPA in the major. The course consists of a faculty-supervised research project, a thesis, and a public presentation. 18 hours independent study. (020213)
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