AG-088 Landscaping

Course Description: 

It opens a whole new idea to gardening.  Students will be able to understand all aspects associated with landscaping and design.  This course introduces fundamental knowledge of plants and landscape construction (plants and construction relationship).

A.    PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs): 

The students will be able to:

1.   Demonstrate an overall knowledge of the crop production process and to apply in real life experience

2.   Practice good agriculture management and marketing skills

3.   Identify and demonstrate the fundamentals of food processing, preparation techniques, the relationship between scientific principles and cooking procedures

4. Identify and demonstrate basic skills and principles of swine and poultry production techniques including breed selection, feed selection, housing, sanitation, management techniques, animal health and husbandry

5. Apply the basic skills and knowledge of nursery micro-propagation practices, transplanting, harvesting and maintenance

6. Demonstrate and apply overall knowledge of landscaping.

7. Able to apply/exercise/practice overall abilities gain/learn from all other courses in a working environment.

 

B.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:

The students will be able to:

1.      Define landscaping and its relationship with other fields of study.

2.      Landscape relationship with art, ecology, architecture, horticulture and science

3.      Describe basic principle of landscaping design.

4.      Describe steps in developing a landscape design.

5.      Identify and describe common landscape tools.

6.      Understand relationship of landscaping, roots, water, soil, human and infrastructure.

 

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

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I

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

ID

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

ID

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

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ID

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

IDM

 

 

I = Introduced

D = Demonstrated

M = Mastered

 

C.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC: 

The student will be able to: 

 

General SLO 1 Define landscaping and its relationship with other fields

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1. Define landscaping and its relationship with ornamental Horticulture

Pre test, Post test, test

1.2. Define hardscape and its components

Pre test, post test, quiz

 

 

General SLO 2.  Landscape relationship with art, ecology, architecture, horticulture and science 

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Identify relationship between art, ecology, architecture, science and landscape. 

Post test,  report, quiz

 

General SLO 3 Describe basic principle of landscaping design

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Identify elements of color, line, form, texture, focal point, scale, balance and why it is important in landscape

Pre test, Post test

3.2 Identify and explain unity, balance, transition, focalization, rhythm, simplicity

Post test, project, test

 

General SLO 4 Describe steps in developing a landscape design

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Identify landscaping rules

Project, quiz

4.2 Why is important apply landscaping rules

Quiz, test, hands on practice

 

General SLO 5 Identify and describe common landscape tools

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Identify tool safety practices

Quiz, hands on project

 

General SLO 6 Understanding relationship of landscaping, roots, water, soil, human and infrastructure

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

6.1 Explain the relationship between roots and water, roots and cement, trees and building, water and fertilization period. 

Post test, quizzes, field trips

6.2 Demonstrate safe planting guideline for big trees around houses, sewer line and public area.

Quiz, field project, hands on training

 

 

D.  COURSE CONTENT

 

1.      Introduction: history of landscaping

2.      Landscaping: definition; its relation to other areas such as art, architecture, ecology and horticulture

3.      Elements of landscaping

4.      Relationship of landscaping to plant science, water, soil science, humans and infrastructure

5.      The art of trimming and equipment use: pruning and trimming

6.      Safety in landscaping

7.      Construction or design

 

E.  METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

1.      Lectures

2.      Projects: individual or group

3.      Practices: on hands training

4.      Field trips

 

F.  REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

Biondo, R. J., & Schroeder C. B., (2003) Introduction to Landscaping Design, Construction, and Maintenance 3rd Edition, Danville IL: Interstate Publisher, Inc (or most recent edition).

 

G.  REFERENCE MATERIALS

      Motloch, J. L., (2001) Introduction to Landscape Design 2nd Edition. Publisher, Wiley J. & Sons, Inc (or most recent edition).

 

H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS

      None

 

I.   EVALUATION

      None

J.   CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

      None

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