Plant Sciences (PLSCI)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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

  •  1241PLSCI 1101  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Priority given to Agricultural Sciences, Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture majors, plus Horticulture minors.

  •  1242PLSCI 1101  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2158PLSCI 1101  LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  2113PLSCI 1110  SEM 101

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

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

  •  3164PLSCI 1125  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  3165PLSCI 1125  FLD 801

    • M
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Rakow, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: DSOC 1300

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  3166PLSCI 1300  LEC 001

    • MWFMorrison Hall B82
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Pendergrast, T

      Rossi, F

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference given to DSOC and IARD majors.

  •  3167PLSCI 1300  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  3168PLSCI 1300  LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • 17098PLSCI 2260  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17099PLSCI 2260  FLD 801

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Mudge, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  2590PLSCI 2990  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research
    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.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 20629PLSCI 2990  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Gandolfo Nixon, M

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 20630PLSCI 2990  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Liu, J

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

PLSCI 3030

In seeking to understand issues and opportunities at the nexus of agriculture, sanitation, water, health and the natural and built environments, students will gain skills in systems thinking, participatory ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: IARD 3030IARD 5030

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18780PLSCI 3030  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18781PLSCI 3030  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCI 4125

Cover crops are not harvested, but rather they are planted to protect soil and provide other benefits. Use of cover crops has increased dramatically as more people understand their value. In this course, ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCI 6125

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18816PLSCI 4125  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ryan, M

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Asynchronous
    Prerequisite: PLSCI 1101.

  • 18817PLSCI 4125  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18818PLSCI 4125  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  2748PLSCI 4900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Limited to Plant Sciences majors only. Students will be bulk-enrolled by the department.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 20479PLSCI 4900  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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

  •  2727PLSCI 4925  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Limited to Plant Sciences majors only. Students will be bulk-enrolled by the department.

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

  • 15529PLSCI 4960  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 20609PLSCI 4960  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kao-Kniffin, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 20655PLSCI 4960  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Lamb, E

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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

  • 15518PLSCI 4970  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 20611PLSCI 4970  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Bridgen, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 20624PLSCI 4970  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Pawlowski, W

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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 Stdnt Opt

  • 19962PLSCI 4975  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Eames-Sheavly, M

      Peck, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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

  • 15519PLSCI 4980  TA 651

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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

  • 15426PLSCI 4990  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research
    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.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20626PLSCI 4990  RSC 754

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Liu, J

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17797PLSCI 5015  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCI 5190

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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  3163PLSCI 5190  LEC 001

    • TRWarren Hall 401
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Buckler, C

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

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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • 17444PLSCI 5500  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCI 6125

Cover crops are not harvested, but rather they are planted to protect soil and provide other benefits. Use of cover crops has increased dramatically as more people understand their value. In this course, ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCI 4125

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18819PLSCI 6125  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ryan, M

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Asynchronous

  • 18820PLSCI 6125  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18821PLSCI 6125  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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.  Choose one seminar and one discussion.

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 18191PLSCI 6440  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Scanlon, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18192PLSCI 6440  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCI 6900

Individual study for graduate students in the School of Integrative Plant Science under the direction of a faculty member. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 18786PLSCI 6900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Bridgen, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 18787PLSCI 6900  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Buckler, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 18788PLSCI 6900  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Grab, H

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 18789PLSCI 6900  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Mattson, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 18790PLSCI 6900  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Pritts, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 18791PLSCI 6900  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Rakow, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 18792PLSCI 6900  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Rossiter, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 18793PLSCI 6900  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Skelly, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 18794PLSCI 6900  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Vanden Heuvel, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 20438PLSCI 6900  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Russell-Anelli, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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: 1 available
  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 17838PLSCI 7201  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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

  • 17843PLSCI 7202  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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

  • 17867PLSCI 7203  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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

  •  2994PLSCI 7980  TA 652

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Vanden Heuvel, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3017PLSCI 7980  TA 653

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Mazourek, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3018PLSCI 7980  TA 654

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Bassuk, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3019PLSCI 7980  TA 655

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Pritts, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3020PLSCI 7980  TA 656

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Rossi, F

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3021PLSCI 7980  TA 657

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Eames-Sheavly, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3275PLSCI 7980  TA 658

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cox, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3303PLSCI 7980  TA 659

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Moore, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 20264PLSCI 7980  TA 660

    • TBA
    • Sorrells, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person