Plant Sciences (PLSCI)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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. Students ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  1245PLSCI 1101  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Miller, W

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    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.

  •  1246PLSCI 1101  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online

  •  2165PLSCI 1101  LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online

  • 19590PLSCI 1101  LAB 403

    • TBA
    • Miller, W

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online

  • 19591PLSCI 1101  LAB 404

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

PLSCI 1105

We make decisions about what to eat every day. Farmer and writer Wendell Berry suggests that "eating is an agriculture act", yet few of us know what is involved in growing fruits and vegetables. Students ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19356PLSCI 1105  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Sudermann, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

PLSCI 1110

This course provides opportunities for new students in the Plant Sciences major to meet continuing students and faculty across the School of Integrative Plant Science; develop leadership skills in the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2119PLSCI 1110  SEM 101

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Pritts, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to first-semester freshmen or transfer students in the Plant Sciences major.

  • 19820PLSCI 1110  SEM 102

    • TBA
    • Pritts, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online

PLSCI 1125

A growing body of evidence points to the positive benefits derived from spending even short periods of time in natural settings, including: reduced levels of stress, blood pressure, and pulse, and increased ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one field studies. Combined with: UNILWYL 1150

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3215PLSCI 1125  LEC 001

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Rakow, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online

  •  3216PLSCI 1125  FLD 801

    • M
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Rakow, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3217PLSCI 1300  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Bezner Kerr, R

      Rossi, F

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online

  •  3218PLSCI 1300  LAB 401

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Bezner Kerr, R

      Rossi, F

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online

  •  3219PLSCI 1300  LAB 402

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Bezner Kerr, R

      Rossi, F

PLSCI 2260

This course is a hands-on, experiential learning opportunity for students who wish to acquire the skills involved in planning and implementing the agroforestry practice known as forest farming. This course ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one laboratory and one field studies.

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • 17065PLSCI 2260  LAB 401

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mudge, K

  • 17066PLSCI 2260  FLD 801

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mudge, K

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

  •  2603PLSCI 2990  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • 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 3600

The pace of climate change projected for this century is likely to have significant impacts on agriculture and food security that will not be equitable across regions or socio-economic groups. We will ... view course details

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18464PLSCI 3600  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Wolfe, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: at least 3 credits in plant, agricultural, or environmental sciences, or similar relevant field of study.

  • 18465PLSCI 3600  DIS 201

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Wolfe, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18466PLSCI 3600  DIS 202

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Wolfe, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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

  •  3214PLSCI 4190  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Buckler, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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: 1 available
  •   Seven Week - Second.  Choose one lecture and one field studies.

  • 1 Credit Multi-Term

  • 13921PLSCI 4300  LEC 001

    • W
    • Sep 30 - Nov 18, 2020
    • Thompson, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Contact Jeremy (jrt36) for information on applying; instructor consent is required. Students must concurrently enroll in SPAN 1501 or SPAN 3020. Mandatory information session on 09/02.

  • 13922PLSCI 4300  FLD 801

    • S
    • Oct 3, 2020
    • Thompson, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    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

  •  2765PLSCI 4900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Limited to Plant Sciences majors only. Students will be bulk-enrolled by the department.

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

  •  2743PLSCI 4925  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Reiners, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  2756PLSCI 4925  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Pritts, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  2757PLSCI 4925  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Scanlon, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  2758PLSCI 4925  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Nixon, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  2833PLSCI 4925  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Bauerle, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  2834PLSCI 4925  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • De Jong, W

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  2835PLSCI 4925  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • DiTommaso, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  2836PLSCI 4925  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Kao-Kniffin, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  2837PLSCI 4925  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mattson, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  2876PLSCI 4925  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Drinkwater, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  2878PLSCI 4925  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Viands, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  2882PLSCI 4925  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Miller, W

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  2885PLSCI 4925  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Smart, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  3103PLSCI 4925  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Sorrells, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  3104PLSCI 4925  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Setter, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  3110PLSCI 4925  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Vatamaniuk, O

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  3262PLSCI 4925  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Perry, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  3263PLSCI 4925  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Specht, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  3327PLSCI 4925  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Cheng, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  3328PLSCI 4925  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Gan, S

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
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 15860PLSCI 4960  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • 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
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 15849PLSCI 4970  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • 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

  •  2913PLSCI 4975  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • 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
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 15850PLSCI 4980  TA 651

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • 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.

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
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15752PLSCI 4990  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • 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 5015

This course will provide students with knowledge of different hemp production systems for fiber, grain and cannabinoids. Students will gain an understanding of field, controlled environment, greenhouse, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18963PLSCI 5015  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Smart, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online

PLSCI 5500

Form trustworthy relationships and be a part of creating and benefiting from reflection and meaningful conversation. Learn principles and practices for deeper listening. Discover an inner capacity to lead ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • 16962PLSCI 5500  LEC 001

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Eames-Sheavly, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online

PLSCI 6440

This course will provide a foundation in Digital Plant Science by introducing major questions and opportunities to be addressed in digital plant science (DPS). Weekly case studies will be taught by different ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 17986PLSCI 6440  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Scanlon, 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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Systems Analysis Tools for Problem-Solving in Agri

  • 18554PLSCI 6940  LAB 401

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McDonald, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: Advanced coursework in agricultural sciences or permission of instructor.

PLSCI 7201

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to experimental designs that are commonly used in plant science and provide participants with the practical coding skills necessary to analyze data ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 17987PLSCI 7201  SEM 101

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Sep 25, 2020
    • Campbell, M

      Robbins, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Prerequisite: Undergraduate-level course in statistics. Enrollment limited to graduate students. Undergraduates must obtain permission of instructor (krr73).

PLSCI 7202

This course will start with a brief refresher on the command line and programming basics as well as data and code management best practices. Students will be given an introduction to machine learning including ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 17989PLSCI 7202  SEM 101

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 28 - Oct 30, 2020
    • De Sa, C

      Moghe, G

      Strickler, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to graduate students. Undergraduates must obtain permission of instructor (gdm67).

PLSCI 7203

In this course we will provide: (1) an introduction to how biological contexts--e.g., development, plant pathology, phenotyping, eco-physiology, and crop management--define opportunities and challenges ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 17990PLSCI 7203  SEM 101

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Nov 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Roeder, A

      Stroock, A

      Sun, Y

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Enrollment limited to graduate students. Undergraduates must obtain permission of instructor (ahr75).

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

  •  3040PLSCI 7980  TA 652

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Vanden Heuvel, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3068PLSCI 7980  TA 653

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mazourek, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3069PLSCI 7980  TA 654

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Bassuk, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3070PLSCI 7980  TA 655

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Pritts, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3071PLSCI 7980  TA 656

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Rossi, F

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3072PLSCI 7980  TA 657

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Eames-Sheavly, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3325PLSCI 7980  TA 658

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Cox, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3355PLSCI 7980  TA 659

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Wolfe, D