Courses - Natural Dimensions

Agricultural Systems Management

AG S M 2220 Agricultural/Industrial Structures

A building science course looking at construction materials, structural component selection, ventilation, moisture control and energy use. Math reasoning proficiency course.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 1100
Recommended: AG_S_M 1040, or instructor's consent

AG S M 2320 Internal Combustion Power

Basic internal combustion engine principles, mechanisms, combustion cycles, fuels, fuel injection, electrical systems, engine testing.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AG_S_M 1040    

AG S M 2340 Pesticide Application Equipment

Principles of pesticide application; sprayer hydraulics and spray atomization; calibration, mixing calculations and compatibility of tank mixes; personal and environmental protection; pesticide labels and regulations. Students earn their private applicators license.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 1100 or instructor's consent            

AG S M 2345 Chemical Application Systems

Systems, components and operation practices used in the chemical application industry. Liquid and granular application systems and respective components will be studied along with procedures for minimizing drift, system calibration, recommended maintenance, and off-season storage procedures.
Credit Hour: 2-3
Prerequisites: MATH 1100 or equivalent

AG S M 2360 Fluid Power

Basic power hydraulic theory. Hydraulic systems, components and circuits. Math reasoning proficiency course.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 1100 and sophomore standing

AG S M 4140 Electricity: Wiring & Equipment

Home and agricultural electricity; emphasis on proper selection and use of electrical wiring materials and equipment. Basic electrical theory.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 1100 and junior standing or instructor's consent

AG S M 4150 Biorenewable Systems Technology

Converting biorenewable resources into bioenergy and biobased products. Biorenewable concepts as they relate to drivers of change, feedstock production, processes, products, co-products, economics, transportation and logistics, and marketing.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 1100, CHEM 1100 and AG_EC 1041 or equivalent

AG S M 4220 Material Handling & Conditioning

Principles required for processing and handling food and feed materials; selection of machines; analysis and development of systems for processing and handling grain and bulk material.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 1100, AG_S_M 1040 and junior standing

AG S M 4320 Agricultural Equipment & Machinery

Operation of agricultural machinery. Selection and management of equipment.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AG_S_M 1040 and junior standing

AG S M 4360 Precision Agriculture Science & Technology

(same as PLNT_S 4360 and SOIL 4360). Precision agriculture is an information-based approach to farming whereby variability is managed to optimize crop production and reduce environmental pollution. This course provides an overview of precision agriculture technologies (like GIS, GPS, remote sensing), mapping methods, and case studies illustrating decisions and management.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: SOIL 2100, PLNT_S 2110 or instructor's consent

AG S M 4370 In-Service Course AG S M. Farm Power & Machinery

A. Farm Power and Machinery B. Farm Buildings and Conveniences C. Soil and Water Management D. Rural Electrification and Processing E. Agricultural Construction and Maintenance Basic principles relating to agricultural systems management. Applies principles and subject matter in successful classroom presentation at the high school level.
Credit Hour: 1-8
Prerequisites: 10 credits from Agricultural System Management courses; a B.S. degree in Agriculture or instructor's consent

AG S M 4390 Optimization & Management of Food & Agricultural Systems

(same as F_S 4390 and HSP_MGMT 4390). This course is designed to introduce the student to the concept of layers and interacting systems within an operation and the analytical methods of modeling and simulation to make effective management decisions for optimal system design and function.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 1100

Ag S M 4420 Surface Water Management

Topics include hydrology; soil erosion precautions; elementary surveying; selection and layout of ponds, terraces and water control structures.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 1100 and junior standing

AG S M 4460 Irrigation & Drainage

Soil, water, plant relationships. Selection and layout of irrigation and drainage systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AG_S_M 4420 or instructor's consent

Animal Science

Animal Science 2165 Intro to Ruminant Livestock Production

This is an introductory theory course which provides fundamental understanding of ruminant livestock - beef cattle and diary cattle, production, management and associate industries. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AN_SCI 1065

Animal Science 2175 Intro to Monogastric Production

Introductory course which provides fundamental understanding of hogs, horses and poultry. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AN_SCI 1065

Animal Science 3212 Principles of Animal Nutrition

The purpose of this course is to teach students the essential nutrients for animal life and to understand the basic principles of nutrition. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: 1 course in biochemistry or at least 4 hours of chemistry and MATH 1100 or equivalent

Anthropology

Anthro 2050 Biological Anthropology w/ lab

A survey of biological anthropology. Primary emphasis on the biological evidence for human evolution. Major topics include human paleontology, primate behavior and human variation. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. No credit for both ANTHRO 2050 and ANTHRO 2051. Math Reasoning Proficiency Course.
Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: MATH 1100
Recommended: sophomore standing

Anthro 2051 Biological Anthropology

A survey of biological anthropology. Primary emphasis on the biological evidence for human evolution. Major topics include human paleontology, primate behavior and human variation. No credit for both ANTHRO 2050 and ANTHRO 2051.
Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: Sophomore standing

Anthro 2052 Biological Anthropology lab

Laboratory exercises dealing with human genetics, non-human primates, the human fossil record, and human variation. Credit not given for students who have taken ANTHRO 2050. Math Reasoning Proficiency Course.
Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: ANTHRO 2051 (or equivalent) and MATH 1100

Anthro 3540 Human Biology & Life History

A general survey of human biology, focusing on the development of the individual from infancy to adult and the biology of human populations.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: one course in Anthropology or Biological Sciences

Anthro 4500 Human Origins

History and theory in the study of human paleontology.
Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: ANTHRO 2050 or ANTHRO 2052 or instructor's consent

Anthro 4540 Human Biological Variation

Human biological variation both among and within living populations. Evolutionary, genetic, ecological, demographic and especially cultural factors which contribute to biological variation.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ANTHRO 2050 or ANTHRO 2051 or BIO_SC 1010 and MATH 1100 or MATH 1120

Atmospheric Science

Atm Sc 3600 Climates of the World

(same as GEOG 3600). A study of the world distribution of climates based on "cause and effect" relationships. Special attention is given to the impacts of climate on humanity.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ATM_SC 1050 or equivalent or graduate standing

Atm Sc 4310 Atmospheric Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics of dry and moist air, atmospheric hydrostatics, convection, and development of the fundamental equations of geophysical fluid dynamics.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: ATM_SC 1050, MATH 1700 (C or better), and one physics course

Atm Sc 4320 Atmospheric Dynamics

Dynamics and kinematics of atmospheric flow. Manipulation of fundamental equations, numerical modeling of atmosphere.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: ATM_SC 4310 or ATM_SC 7310

Atm Sc 4350 Mesoscale Meteorology & Dynamics

Survey of mesoscale phenomena, observing systems, analysis techniques, and modeling. Topics include fronts, jet streaks, gravity waves, organized convection, tornadoes, and severe local storm forecasting and structure.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ATM_SC 4720 or ATM_SC 7720 and MATH 2300

Atm Sc 4400 Micrometeorology

Study of transport processes in the surface boundary layer. Important applications in pollution will be discussed.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ATM_SC 4310 or PHYSCS 2760, MATH 2300

Atm Sc 4510 Remote Sensing for Meteorology & Natural Resources

Principles of remote sensing with emphasis on the properties of atmosphere and the earth's surface from airborne and satellite sensors. The techniques for using geosynchronous and orbiting satellite platforms for assessing weather and natural resource features.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ATM_SC 1110, MATH 1500, junior standing or instructor's consent

Atm Sc 4520 Environmental Biophysics

(same as GEOG 4520). Students will learn techniques and principles used to describe the microenvironment of living organisms and use quantitative expressions to estimate missing values, and mass transfer laws to estimate flux of energy, water and gas.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: College Physics and Calculus I

Atm Sc 4550 Atmospheric Physics

Physics of atmospheric nucleation-condensation, cloud droplet and precipitation formation, associated electrical phenomena, radiation transfer and remote sensing.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: 1 year of college Physics and MATH 1700

Atm Sc 4590 Radar Meteorology

Course concerns the theory and application of radar in meteorology. May be repeated for credit.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ATM_SC 1110, MATH 1700, PHYSCS 2750

Atm Sc 4650 Long-Range Forecasting

Physical-dynamical principles of long-range forecasting from a month to a year. Empirical and numerical approaches in forecast practice.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ATM_SC 4050 or ATM_SC 7050 or ATM_SC 3600

Atm Sc 4710 Synoptic Meteorology I

Meteorological Data. Basic techniques for surface and upper air analysis, using selected examples of weather patterns.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites or Corequisites: one physics course
Prerequisites: ATM_SC 1050, MATH 1700 (C or better)

Atm Sc 4720 Synoptic Meteorology II

Graphical analysis and interpretation of physical, kinematical and dynamical properties of the atmosphere. Analysis techniques applicable to atmospheric research.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: ATM_SC 4710 or ATM_SC 7710

Atm Sc 4800 Numerical Methods in Atmospheric Science & Natural Resources 

Examines numerical methods used in solving differential equations, filtering data sets, and Fourier decomposition of discrete data sets.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Math through Calculus III or senior standing

Biological Sciences 

Bio Sc 2100 Infectious Diseases

An introduction to the basic science of bacterial, viral, protozoan, fungal and helminth infections, including discussions of how illness has influenced or been affected by public policy and culture.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 1010. Not open to Biology Majors

Bio Sc 2200 General Genetics

Principles of inheritance in plants and animals; structure and use of genetic material, transmission of genetic information, linkage, modification of genetic information, regulation of genetic activity, population genetics.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 1500 and CHEM 1320 (or concurrent enrollment)

Bio Sc 2300 Intro to Cell Biology

Analysis of cellular organization and function at the molecular level. The mechanisms underlying cellular trafficking, cell motility, and signaling within cells and between cells and their environment will be emphasized.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 2200

Bio Sc 2600 Ornithology

(same as F_W 2600). Structure, identification, habits, importance of regional birds. Field work, lectures, lab.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: 5 hours biology or instructor's consent

Bio Sc 2700 Ichthyology

(same as F_W 2700). A broad introduction to the biology and ecology of fishes. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the adaptations fishes exhibit to aspects of their environment. Includes lab.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: 8 hours biology or equivalent

Bio Sc 3050 Genetics & Society

Introduction to genetics, emphasizing the impact of genetics on human society. Human evolution, molecular genetics, genetic engineering in medicine and agriculture. An intensive writing course.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: a college science course or equivalent (advanced high school biology)

Bio Sc 3210 Plant Systematics

Principles of classification of plants; survey of diversity in flowering plant families; identification of local flora; use of keys. Includes lab.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: 8 hours of Biological Sciences

Bio Sc 3260 Invertebrate Zoology

Structure, ecology and phylogeny of the invertebrate phyla. Includes lab.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 1100 or BIO_SC 1500

Bio Sc 3360 Herpetology

The biology, ecology, taxonomy, and distribution of amphibians and reptiles. Some Saturday field trips.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: 8 hours Biological Sciences or equivalent

Bio Sc 3400 Evolution & Ecology

Introduction to principles of evolution and ecology. Topics include natural selection, adaptation, phylogenetic analysis, human evolution, population growth and regulation, population interactions, ecosystem ecology, and human impacts on ecological processes.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 2200

Bio Sc 3510 Biology of Fungi

(same as PLNT_S 3510). The diverse roles of fungi in the biosphere will be explored by considering fungi we eat, fungi which destroy our food, fungi in folklore and fungi as global nutrient recyclers. Includes lab.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 1100, BIO_SC 1200, or BIO_SC 1500

Bio Sc 3650 General Ecology

Principles of populations, coevolution, density factors, competition; physical environment; concept of community, trophic structure, biotic succession; characterization of biomes, man in ecosystem. Biology majors having completed BIO_SC 3100: 2 hours credit.
Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: 10 hours in biology and junior standing

Bio Sc 3655 Tropical Ecology: Methods and Applications

Field study of tropical community; additional fee for transportation and accommodations required.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 3100, BIO_SC 3650, BIO_SC 4600 or BIO_SC 4660

Bio Sc 3660 Mammology

(same as F_W 3660). Taxonomy, distribution, structure, habits, importance of mammals; emphasizes those of central United States. Includes lab.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: 8 hours of biology or instructor's consent

Bio Sc 3700 Animal Physiology

Introduces concepts of vertebrate organ function and homeostatic control emphasizing mammalian physiology. Some comparisons to function in other vertebrates and strategies for coping with environmental stresses introduced. Includes lab.
Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 2300

Bio Sc 3710 Introductory Entomology

(same as PLNT_S 3710). Emphasizes the role insects play in the scheme of life. Topics include insect structure, development, diversity, ecology, communication and behavior, and management.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 1200, or introductory Biological Sciences course

Bio Sc 3715 Insect Diversity

(same as PLNT_S 3715). Laboratory exercises emphasizing external insect anatomy, classification, and identification (to family level). Preparation of an insect collection is required.
Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: PLNT_S 3710 or BIO_SC 3710

Bio Sc 3800 Developmental Biology

Analysis of the molecular, genetic, cellular, and morphological processes responsible for phenotypic changes in developing organisms. A variety of experimental systems are discussed to identify common mechanisms used by developing organisms.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 2200, BIO_SC 2300, CHEM 2100

Bio Sc 4100 Limnology

(same as F_W 4100). (lecture/lab: 4 hrs.; lecture only: 3 hrs.) Ecology of inland waters with emphasis on productivity.
Credit Hour: 3-4
Prerequisites: senior standing or BIO_SC 3650

Bio Sc 4320 Plant Physiology

(same as PLNT_S 4320). Modern physiology of higher plants using common cultivated plants as examples.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 1200 or BIO_SC 1500 and 5 hours Chemistry

Bio Sc 4328 Intro Radiation Biology

(same as NU_ENG 4328, RADIOL 4328). Concepts of ionizing radiations, their actions on matter through effects on simple chemical systems, biological molecules, cell, organisms, man.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing, Sciences/Engineering; one course in Biological Sciences and Physics/Chemistry; or instructor's consent

Bio Sc 4400 Plant Anatomy

(same as PLNT_S 4400). Comparative structure, growth of meristems; development, structure of important cell types, tissues, tissue systems; comparative anatomy of stem, root, leaf. Emphasizes anatomy of gymnosperms, angiosperms. Includes lab.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 1200 or equivalent

Bio Sc 4600 Evolution

Surveys various processes in organic evolution and underlying genetic mechanisms.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 2200

Bio Sc 4640 Behavioral Biology

Comparative study of animal ethology. Principles of animal ethology illustrated in different animal phyla. May be taken with Laboratory for 4 credits.
Credit Hour: 3-4
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 1500 and one additional upper-level course in Biological Sciences or Psychology

Bio Sc 4670 Avian Ecology

Advanced examination of ecological patterns in birds. Explores the environmental factors affecting the evolution of avian behavior, morphology, community structure and distribution.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 2060 or BIO_SC 3650; BIO_SC 2600

Bio Sc 4983 Molecular Ecology

Application of molecular genetic techniques to topics in ecology and population biology such as sex ratios, dispersal, mating systems, biogeography and conservation genetics.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 2200 or equivalent and BIO_SC 3650

Bio Sc 4984 Mammalian Reproductive Biology

Adult reproductive anatomy, physiology and behavior; gametogenesis and fertilization; placentation; sexual differentiation; parturition; maternal behavior and lactation; puberty; reproductive aging; reproductive ecology.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing and 15 hours of Biological Sciences

Bio Sc 4990 Vertebrate Histology & Microscopic Anatomy

Microscopic anatomy of vertebrate tissues and organs. Includes lab.
Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: junior standing
Recommended: BIO_SC 2300 and BIO_SC 3700, or equivalent

Environmental Science 

Env Sc 3290 Soils & Environment

(same as SOIL 3290). Addresses the role of soils and soil properties on environmental pollution and management. Emphasis will be placed on carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur transformations and transport in natural and disturbed ecosystems and soil management practices and technology to prevent or remediate environmental pollution.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: SOIL 2100, 3 hrs of chemistry, ENGLSH 1000 or instructor's consent

Env Sc 3330 Environmental Land Use Management

An introduction to environmentally sustainable use and management of land.
Credit Hours: 3

Env Sc 3500 Pollutant Fate & Transport 

This course introduces students to concepts governing pollutant fate and transport in the environment, and it provides students with the quantitative tools necessary to estimate the fate and transport of pollutants in the environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENV_SC 1100 or SOIL 2100, and CHEM 1310 and CHEM 1320

Fisheries & Wildlife

F W 2500 Intro to Genetics & Evolution for Conservation

Basic principles and processes of genetics and evolution and their importance for management and conservation. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: NAT_R 1070, BIO_SC 1500, CHEM 1310, MATH 1100

F W 3200 Aquaculture

This course aims to develop an understanding of key aspects of the practice of fish culture, an awareness of aquatic species being cultured worldwide, and an appreciation of why aquaculture is expanding so rapidly on a global basis and the emerging environmental concerns associated with aquaculture growth. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3

F W 3400 Water Quality & Nat R Mngmt

Introduction to broad aspects of water quality science, management and policy. Topics include aquatic ecology, eutrophication, lake and coastal management, water supply and treatment, watershed management with respect to agriculture and urban development, and toxicology.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: CHEM 1310 and NAT_R 1070 or instructor's consent

F W 3600 Intro to Conservation Biology

Introduction to principles of conservation biology. Application of ecological concepts and conservation biology principles to management of endangered species, biodiversity and threatened ecosystems.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 3650

Forestry

For 2151 Dendrology

An introduction to the biology of trees, emphasizing identification in the field, taxonomy, ecology, geographic distribution and economic significance of forest species.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 1200 or PLNT_S 2120 and PLNT_S 3130 or instructor's consent

For 3290 Urban Forestry

The culture and management of trees in urban areas, including ownership patterns, species composition, growth environment, amenities provided and evaluation. One-day field trip required.
Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: FOREST 2151 or PLNT_S 2210, or instructor's consent

For 4320 Forest Ecology w/lab

Principles of community, ecosystem, and population ecology and examination of the influence of environmental factors and human activity on forest dynamics, composition, structure and function. Prerequisites: FOREST 2151, BIO_SC 3210 or instructor's consent
Credit Hours: 5

For 4385 Agroforestry

Understand biophysical, ecological, social and economic features of temperate and tropical agroforestry. Covers the basics of design, planning and implementation of agroforestry practices.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing

Geography

Geog 2610 Intro to Physical Geog

Examination of the interacting natural systems that comprise the Earth's physical environment, including the atmosphere, biosphere, and landforms. Focus on relating fundamental physical, chemical and ecological processes to the global geographic patterns they produce.
Credit Hours: 3

Geog 2660 Environmental Geog

Historical perspectives on the human agency in transforming the earth, with emphasis on international environmental problems. Topics include basic biogeography; environmental impacts of population growth, underdevelopment and overdevelopment; and new approaches to management of global resources.
Credit Hours: 3

Geog 3600 Climates of the World

(same as ATM_SC 3600). A study of the world distribution of climates based on "cause and effect" relationships. Special attention is given to the impacts of climate on humanity.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GEOG 1050 or equivalent or graduate standing

Geog 4620 Biogeography

Analysis of the patterns and processes of plant distribution in the contemporary landscape, stressing environmental influences and vegetation dynamics, particularly as they relate to North American vegetation.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GEOG 2610 and junior standing, or instructor's consent

Geology

Geol 2300 Earth Systems & Global Change

Study of the earth as a whole, taking into account the many interwoven components of the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: 1000-level Science course

Geol 2450 Global Water Cycle

Study of environmental geochemical factors controlling the composition of natural waters, and sources of water's constituents (natural or human-produced). Math Reasoning Proficiency Course.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GEOL 1100 or GEOL 1200 and MATH 1100 or MATH 1120

Geol 2600 Mineral & Energy Resources of the Earth

This course examines the geology of Earth's major mineral and energy resources--their origin, distribution, and characteristics--and societal implications of their use and abundance. Major topics: fossil fuels, nuclear energy, base & precious metals, non-metallic minerals, water.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GEOL 1100 or GEOL 1200

Geol 3110 Geology of Missouri

The physical, historical, and environmental geology of Missouri are described, discussed and interpreted.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000 and either GEOL 1100 or GEOL 1200

Human Development & Family Studies

HDFS 2400 Principles of Human Development

Concepts and principles basic to an understanding of human development and learning throughout the life span.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000

Plant Science

Plant Science 2075 Environmental Culture

Investigate interrelationships between plants and the environment. Special emphasis placed on improving homeowners' environmental stewardship and their knowledge of sustainable practices. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3

Plant Science 2100 Intro to Soils

(same as SOIL 2100). Introduction to soil sciences with emphasis placed on physical, biological, and chemical properties and application to land use, plant growth and environmental problems.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: 3 hrs of Chemistry

Plant Science 2110 Plant Growth & Culture

Principles of plant growth with emphasis on anatomy, physiology, and response to environmental factors. Production and protection of economically important crop and horticulture species.
Credit Hours: 3

Plant Science 2125 Plant Structure & Function

Introduction to plant anatomy;physiology; how plant structures and processes are involved in growth/development. Labs explore photosynthesis, mineral nutrition, water relations, growth, and hormonal regulation.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 1200; SOIL 2100; 3 hours of Chemistry

Plant Science 2254 Landscape Design w/ lab

An introduction into the processes, principles, and practices of landscape design, this course begins with site analysis and moves through the drawing and presentation of your landscape concepts.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing

Plant Science 2710 Insects in the Environment

Ways in which insects are adapted for life in particular environments, basics of morphology, taxonomy; how important insect pests affect food and crop production, and principles of control.
Credit Hours: 3

Plant Science 3210 Principles of Weed Science

Introduction to principles of weed growth, reproduction, and impact on human activities. Discussion of weed control techniques and technology, weed identification, and developing weed management strategies.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: PLNT_S 2110 or BIO_SC 1200

Plant Science 3230 Plant Propagation

Principles and practices of propagation of horticultural plants.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 1010 and 1200

Plant Science 3260 Greenhouse Management

Greenhouse design, environmental control and equipment. Practices associated with plant nutrition management, greenhouse pest control, postproduction handling and marketing of greenhouse crops, and greenhouse management are also covered.
Credit Hours: 4

Plant Science 3270 Forage Crops

An introduction to principle forage crops, including identification, anatomy, physiology, and growth characteristics. Pasture production and management, grazing systems, and forage preservation and utilization will also be covered.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: PLNT_S 2110 or PLNT_S 2125

Plant Science 3275 Grain Crops

Lecture and discussion covering production and utilization, plus growth and development of a wide range of grain crops, including Missouri crops. Problem solving tasks include agronomics, economics and environmental factors.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: PLNT_S 2110 or PLNT_S 2125

Plant Science 3710 Intro Entomology

(same as BIO_SC 3710). Emphasizes the role insects play in the scheme of life. Topics include insect structure, development, diversity, ecology, communication and behavior, and management.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIO_SC 1200, or introductory Biological Sciences course

Plant Science 3715 Insect Diversity

(same as BIO_SC 3715). Laboratory exercises emphasizing external insect anatomy, classification, and identification (to family level). Preparation of an insect collection is required.
Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: PLNT_S 3710 or BIO_SC 3710

Plant Science 4730 Insect Pest Mgmt for Plant Protection

History and concepts of Integrated Pest Management of insect pests, emphasizing complementary use of biological control, plant resistance, environmental manipulations, genetic manipulations, and selective use of insecticides.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: PLNT_S 3710 and PLNT_S 3715

Soil Science

Soil 2100/2106 Intro to Soils & Lab

(same as PLNT_S 2100). Introduction to soil sciences with emphasis placed on physical, biological, and chemical properties and application to land use, plant growth and environmental problems.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: 3 hours of Chemistry

Laboratory application of fundamental soil science concepts.
Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in SOIL 2100

Soil 3290 Soils & the Environment

(same as ENV_SC 3290). Addresses the role of soils and soil properties on environmental pollution and management. Emphasis will be placed on carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur transformations and transport in natural and disturbed ecosystems and soil management practices and technology to prevent or remediate environmental pollution.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: SOIL 2100, 3 hours of chemistry, ENGLSH 1000 or instructor's consent

Soil 4308 Soil Conservation

Conservation of soil with respect to topsoil, soil productivity, and fertility.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: SOIL 2100
Recommended: AG_S_M 4420

Soil 4312 Environmental Soil Microbiology

(same as ENV_SC 4312). Microbiology/ecology of life in the soil ecosystem. Emphasis is placed on the role of microbes in nutrient cycling, microbial pesticide/xenobiotic transformation bioremediation, etc.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: general microbiology, SOIL 2100, or instructor's consent

Soil 4313 Soil Fertility & Plant Nutrition

(same as PLNT_S 4313). Explanation of principles of delivery of plant nutrients to plants, discussion of the role of each essential nutrient in crop plants and introduction to the management of soil amendments.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: SOIL 2100 or instructor's consent