Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
9 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. This course meets 5 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: 11-11-11

1. Description -
An introductory look at the use and folklore of herbs grown for specific cultural purposes. Herbs noted for their culinary, aromatic, or medicinal properties.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. identify common herbs used in the landscape.
  2. list cultural uses of herbs.
  3. discuss past and potential future uses of herbs in our culture.
  4. describe the use of herbs in different cultures over time.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Horticultural laboratory with multi-media projection system, horticultural facilities, and arboretum.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Introduction to herbs
    1. Culinary
    2. Aromatic
    3. Medicinal
    4. Culture specific
  2. Identification of herbs
    1. Taxonomy
    2. Growth habits
    3. Environmental requirements and cultivation
  3. Cultural applications
    1. historic and future uses of specialized herbs in different cultures
    2. societal implications of using or promoting the use of herbs
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Field test on herbs (identification, growth habits, etc.)
  2. Documented active participation which furthers student knowledge of herbs and their uses.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Adams, James. Landscaping with Herbs. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2009.

8. Disciplines -
Environmental Horticulture & Design
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Field observation of plants.
  2. Lectures on plant characteristics.
  3. Discussions regarding use and care of plants.
  4. Read assigned reading activities.
  5. Perform self-guided research.
10. Lab Content -
  1. Site visit to plant locations.
  2. Discussion of plant cultural and design implications.
  3. Photography and documentation of plants.
  4. Critical thinking activities to evaluate plants for specific environmental conditions.
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 -
Typical reading assignments will include researching up to 20 plant species per week (approximately 30 pages of reading) in representative text and similar text books.
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 15:39:36

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines