PWS 319

Grasses in Urban and Natural Environments

Plant and Wildlife Sciences College of Life Sciences

Course Description

Design, installation, and management of agricultural and urban grass systems. Physiological and soil interaction principles of grass management.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

2

Fixed

2

Title

Gain Appreciation for Importance of Turfgrass

Learning Outcome

Students will be given a pre- and post-class attitude survey to access their understanding and appreciation of the importance of turfgrass in terms of aesthetics, environmental quality, and athlete/child safety with a goal of the score doubling (on average) at the end of semester.

Title

Identify Career Possibilities in Turfgrass Science

Learning Outcome

Students will conduct a research project to the point of having a written manuscript that is in draft form in order to show them the possibility of doing a graduate program. Also, students will write a short paper on how turfgrass science is important in their anticipated field of choice.

Title

Pass Turfgrass Certification Exam

Learning Outcome

Students will become compentant enough to pass a mock up of the Turfgrass Certification exam patterned after the industry standard.