Agronomy_1001_Syllabus_Fall_2011

Agronomy_1001_Syllabus_Fall_2011 - Managed Plant Systems in...

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Managed Plant Systems in the Modern World Agronomy 1001 Lecture: Tue. and Thur. 10:40 – 12:00 Room 232 J.C. Miller Hall Lab: Thur. 9:00 – 10:30 Instructor: David G. Himelrick, Ph.D. Office: 137 Julian C. Miller Hall Office Phone: 578-2158 e-mail: dhimelrick@agctr.lsu.edu Course Objective: Students will be introduced to the interrelated importance of plants and people and our dependence on the plants as renewable resources. The course will have a general theme of humanistic and economic botany as well as taking a cultural and historical look at plants and civilization. This course introduces students to plant life and the impact of plants on society including their use as a major food source, as medicine and in the industrial and recreational world. The course looks at the continuing impact of new scientific technologies on society through changes in agriculture. Plant biology and domestication, genetic resource conservation, biological invasions, environmental pollution, genetic engineering, and biotechnology are surveyed. Textbook:
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