PLSC 248 - Turf Management
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: Students learn the principles of establishing and maintaining residential, commercial, park, and sports turf. Skills are developed in site preparation, identification, and selection of appropriate turf grasses, propagation, fertilization, irrigation, pest control, mowing, and renovation.
Schedule: Fall semester. This course follows the on-campus schedule for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None.
Instructor: Bob Underwood; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Identify characteristics of the most commonly used turf grass species in North America and define conditions for selecting particular types of grasses.
- Demonstrate an understanding of turf management techniques used by lawn service or grounds maintenance workers.
- All assignments are graded. Scores on lab reports that document completion of hands-on learning activities are based primarily on completion of the work.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- All exams are taken online.
- Exams may be taken on any computer with Internet access. Hence, students need to set up or select an environment conducive to testing (e.g. distraction-free area at home, a computer lab in a library, etc.)
- Tests are not proctored. Students may use their books and/or notes while taking exams.
- Exams consist of multiple choice questions. Exams must be completed in sequence and all 5 tests must be completed within the time frame of the semester.
- There is no a final comprehensive exam.
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