Plant Sciences (PLSCI)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

PLSCI 1101

This course will explore the scientific principles and processes forming the foundation of plant-based systems that provide food, fiber, beverage, environmental enhancement, medicine and art. We will explore ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCI 1101

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  1313PLSCI 1101  LEC 001

  • Enrollment in 3-credit option limited to Landscape Architecture students or permission of instructor. Priority given to Agricultural Sciences, Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture majors, plus Horticulture minors.

  •  1314PLSCI 1101  LAB 401

    • W
    • Miller, W

  •  2881PLSCI 1101  LAB 402

    • F
    • Miller, W

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLSCI 1101

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  3762PLSCI 1101  LEC 002

  • Limited to Landscape Architecture students only or permission from instructor.

PLSCI 1110

Seminar provides opportunities to meet other students and faculty; develop collaboration, leadership, and career skills in the discipline; and make connections with the world beyond the campus. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2804PLSCI 1110  SEM 101

  • Enrollment limited to first-semester freshmen or transfer students in the Plant Sciences major.

PLSCI 1125

In our contemporary culture, we are increasingly disconnected from our roots in the natural world. The majority of us live in densely populated urban areas and spend more time in front of a screen than ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one field studies.

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 17482PLSCI 1125  LEC 001

  • 17483PLSCI 1125  FLD 801

    • M
    • Rakow, D

PLSCI 1300

This course provides a comprehensive review of the modern food system from the green revolution to the industrialized model of today. It offers a critical perspective on existing paradigms and insights ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: DSOC 1300

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17486PLSCI 1300  LEC 001

  • 17487PLSCI 1300  LAB 401

  • 17488PLSCI 1300  LAB 402

PLSCI 2990

Intended for students who are new to undergraduate research. Students enrolled in PLSCI 2990 may be reading scientific literature, learning research techniques, or assisting with ongoing research. The ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3662PLSCI 2990  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Intended for students who are new to undergraduate research. Students enrolled in PLSCI 2990 may be reading scientific literature, learning research techniques, or assisting with ongoing research. The faculty supervisor determines the work goals and the form of the final report. Students must register using special studies form, available online at http://cals.cornell.edu/academics/registrar/policies/#independent-study, and get approval from faculty member who will supervise research and assign grade.

PLSCI 4100

This course will cover the most current digital technologies for use in science research and communication, as well as a look forward to new technologies being developed for science education, science ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17490PLSCI 4100  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Buckler, C

  • Prerequisites: One college-level biology course, such as BIOG 1140 or BIOG 1440, and one biology lab course, such as BIOG 1500 or PLSCI 1420; or permission of instructor.

PLSCI 4190

The medical marijuana industry in the US is estimated at $6.7B, and is expected to grow to over $10B by 2021. Hemp-based product sales are projected to rise from $570M in 2015 to over $1B for 2019. According ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17474PLSCI 4190  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: At least one college-level biology course required, such as BIOG 1140, BIOG 1350, BIOG 1440, PLHRT 1115; or a plant production course such as PLSCI 1101 or PLSCS 1900. AP Bio credit will not be accepted as a substitute.

PLSCI 4300

Globalization and the increased movement of people, plants and animals across the planet provide new challenges in combating the spread of pathogens. Essential to the control and monitoring of disease ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second.  Choose one lecture and one field studies.

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 15024PLSCI 4300  LEC 001

    • W
    • Oct 9 - Dec 7, 2019
    • Thompson, J

  • Contact Jeremy (jrt36) for information on applying; instructor consent is required. Students must concurrently enroll in SPAN 1501 or SPAN 3020.

  • 15025PLSCI 4300  FLD 801

    • S
    • Oct 12, 2019
    • Thompson, J

  • Day trip to a Lab in Geneva, NY.

PLSCI 4900

This course is designed to guide Plant Sciences majors in developing career goals around an out-of-classroom experience, in reflecting on that experience, and in recording that experience in the student's ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4041PLSCI 4900  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Bridgen, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4043PLSCI 4900  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Pritts, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4052PLSCI 4900  IND 605

    • TBA
    • De Jong, W

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4083PLSCI 4900  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Drinkwater, L

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4085PLSCI 4900  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Bauerle, T

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4101PLSCI 4900  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Scanlon, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4123PLSCI 4900  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Miller, W

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4134PLSCI 4900  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Smart, C

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4175PLSCI 4900  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Nixon, K

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4483PLSCI 4900  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Bassuk, N

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4506PLSCI 4900  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Viands, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4512PLSCI 4900  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Sorrells, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4528PLSCI 4900  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Mattson, N

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4532PLSCI 4900  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Setter, T

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4533PLSCI 4900  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Pawlowska, T

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4531PLSCI 4900  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Thaler, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4541PLSCI 4900  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Giovannoni, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4542PLSCI 4900  IND 622

    • TBA
    • DiTommaso, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4554PLSCI 4900  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Reiners, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4562PLSCI 4900  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Rossi, F

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4563PLSCI 4900  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Pritts, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17839PLSCI 4900  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Kao-Kniffin, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17840PLSCI 4900  IND 627

    • TBA
    • McCouch, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17867PLSCI 4900  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Perry, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17895PLSCI 4900  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Cheng, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17896PLSCI 4900  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Gan, S

PLSCI 4925

The purpose of this course is to demonstrate that Plant Sciences students will have met all learning outcomes in the major prior to graduation by documenting relevant in-class and co-curricular activities. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  3897PLSCI 4925  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Reiners, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  3922PLSCI 4925  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Pritts, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  3923PLSCI 4925  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Scanlon, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  3924PLSCI 4925  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Nixon, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  4046PLSCI 4925  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Bauerle, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  4047PLSCI 4925  IND 608

    • TBA
    • De Jong, W

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  4048PLSCI 4925  IND 609

    • TBA
    • DiTommaso, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  4049PLSCI 4925  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Kao-Kniffin, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  4050PLSCI 4925  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Mattson, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  4114PLSCI 4925  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Drinkwater, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  4116PLSCI 4925  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Viands, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  4124PLSCI 4925  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Miller, W

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  4136PLSCI 4925  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Smart, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  4538PLSCI 4925  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Sorrells, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  4539PLSCI 4925  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Setter, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  4557PLSCI 4925  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Vatamaniuk, O

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 17870PLSCI 4925  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Perry, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 17871PLSCI 4925  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Specht, C

PLSCI 4940

The School of Integrative Plant Science teaches "trial" courses under this number. Offerings may vary by semester and will be advertised before the semester begins. Courses offered under the number will ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Plant Micropropagation

  • 17465PLSCI 4940  SEM 101

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Choose one lecture, one laboratory, and one field studies.

  • 2 Credits Opt NoAud

  • Topic: Annuals & Perennial Plants in the Landscape

  • 17475PLSCI 4940  LEC 002

    • W
    • Aug 29 - Oct 18, 2019
    • Bassuk, N

      Rakow, D

  • 17478PLSCI 4940  LAB 402

    • W
    • Aug 29 - Oct 18, 2019
    • Bassuk, N

      Rakow, D

  • 17481PLSCI 4940  FLD 802

    • W
    • Aug 29 - Oct 18, 2019
    • Bassuk, N

      Rakow, D

PLSCI 4960

In this experiential learning opportunity, students participate in a plant science-related work and learning experience equivalent to a minimum of six weeks of full-time effort. Specific learning goals ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-3 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  3920PLSCI 4960  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Permission of instructor required. Students must register using the CALS Special Studies form available online. Details are outlined in a learning agreement. All PLSCI 4960 internship courses must adhere to the CALS guidelines at cals.cornell.edu/academics/student-research/internship.

PLSCI 4970

An opportunity for undergraduate individual study of a special topic in plant sciences under the direction of a faculty member. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  3881PLSCI 4970  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor required. Students must register using the CALS Special Studies form in DUST (available online: http://cals.cornell.edu/academics/registrar/policies/#independent-study), which must be signed by faculty member who will supervise study and assign grade.

PLSCI 4975

Leadership development for Plant Sciences peer mentors, which includes, but is not limited to, learning how to: model and foster a healthy, positive experience for first-year students; respond to student ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-2 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4220PLSCI 4975  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Eames-Sheavly, M

      Peck, G

PLSCI 4980

Designed to give qualified undergraduate students teaching experience through actual involvement in planning and teaching plant sciences courses under the supervision of SIPS faculty members. May include ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  3882PLSCI 4980  TA 651

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Prerequisite: previous enrollment in course to be taught or equivalent, and written permission of instructor. Students must register using the CALS Special Studies form, available online: http://cals.cornell.edu/academics/registrar/policies/#independent-study.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 18003PLSCI 4980  TA 665

    • TBA
    • Cox, K

PLSCI 4990

Affords opportunities for students to carry out independent research under appropriate supervision. Each student is expected to review pertinent literature, prepare a project outline, conduct the research, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3632PLSCI 4990  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Prerequisites: GPA of at least 3.2. Permission of instructor required. Students enrolling in PLSCI 4990 for honors research should take a minimum of 3 credits when conducting the honors research. Students must register using CALS Special Studies form available online. http://cals.cornell.edu/academics/registrar/policies/#special-studies.

PLSCI 5900

Students will engage in a project, either as an individual or as a group, that entails either fieldwork, surveys, or library work. The aim of the project is to give students a supervised experience dealing ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4444PLSCI 5900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4445PLSCI 5900  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Van Wijk, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4446PLSCI 5900  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Sun, Y

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4447PLSCI 5900  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Mattson, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4448PLSCI 5900  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Watkins, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4449PLSCI 5900  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Vanden Heuvel, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4450PLSCI 5900  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Rakow, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4451PLSCI 5900  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pritts, M

PLSCI 6940

The School of Integrative Plant Science offers graduate-level "trial" courses under this number. Offerings vary by semester and are advertised by the school before the semester starts. Courses offered ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • Topic: Let Your Life Speak: Selfhood, Community, Change

  • 18543PLSCI 6940  LEC 001

    • M
    • Eames-Sheavly, M

  • Graduate standing required.

PLSCI 7980

Designed to give graduate students teaching experience through involvement in planning and teaching courses under the supervision of SIPS faculty members. May include leading discussion sections; preparing, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4426PLSCI 7980  TA 652

    • TBA
    • Vanden Heuvel, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4465PLSCI 7980  TA 653

    • TBA
    • Mazourek, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4466PLSCI 7980  TA 654

    • TBA
    • Bassuk, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4467PLSCI 7980  TA 655

    • TBA
    • Pritts, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4468PLSCI 7980  TA 656

    • TBA
    • Rossi, F

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4469PLSCI 7980  TA 657

    • TBA
    • Eames-Sheavly, M