Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
9 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. This course meets 4 times per quarter.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 15 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: .75 Lab Hours: .5 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Certificate of Achievement,   AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 1/27/11

1. Description -
Floral design geared to the preparation of seasonal and holiday floral arrangements using commercially grown fresh and dried materials and other ornamentation. Concentrates on seasonal-specific floral designs and emphasizes the techniques and mechanics used in retail florist shop design.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. master the making of seasonal arrangements such as seasonal centerpieces, fresh and dried wreath making, and evergreen swags.
  2. create seasonal and holiday decorations.
  3. master the proper use of floral accessories in design.
  4. demonstrate an understanding of how flowers are used in seasonal and holiday settings n different cultures.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Horticultural laboratory with floral refrigerator, large tables, and sinks. Students provide flowers, foliage, containers, and all other supplies for floral displays as needed.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Methods for preserving plant materials used in seasonal designs
  2. Steps in construction of designs
  3. Special care of evergreen materials
  4. Themes as used in holiday decor
  5. Trends and traditions for holiday floral designs
  6. Bow making and ribbon use
  7. Decoration of potted plants
  8. Seasonal and holiday floral displays in other cultures
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Evaluation of each design produced in the class.
  2. Project notebook - maintenance of a notebook which includes a sketch or photo of designs produced in class along with details of their construction.
7. Representative Text(s) -
DeJong-Stout, Alisa. A Master Guide to the Art of Floral Design. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2006.

8. Disciplines -
Environmental Horticulture & Design
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Lab
  3. Demonstrations
  4. Discussions
10. Lab Content -
  1. Floral design theory lab: In this lab, students will work with the instructor to examine and disassemble several floral arrangements in order to understand the theory behind their design.
  2. Bow making lab: This lab is dedicated solely to the design and assembly of bows for floral arrangements.
  3. Container plant lab: Students will examine and apply the use of containers in floral designs.
  4. Seasonally appropriate floral design labs: Lab(s) dedicated to the assembly of floral arrangements for seasonal applications and holidays.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading assignments will include reading approximately 20 pages per week from the assigned text (2 hrs.).
  2. Lectures will address reading topics and experiences of the instructor. Classroom discussion and demonstrations in support of lecture topics will be provided.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AS degree in Environmental Horticulture & Design.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-03-10 15:44:20

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines