PLSCI 5060

PLSCI 5060

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course covers the principles and practices used to process industrial hemp into a diverse array of food, extract and fiber products. Lectures will describe key products and production practices, highlighting how hemp products compare to those produced from other materials. Discussion sections will review scientific studies relevant to industrial hemp products and processing. Lab sections will give student hands-on experience using a broad array of processing equipment. To facility student access to the broadest array of processing equipment, many lab meetings will involve visits to nearby commercial production facilities.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment preference for lab given to: MPS students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PLSCI 5015 and PLSCI 5190 recommended.

Outcomes
  • Describe the major product classes and uses of industrial hemp and the plant parts from which they are derived.
  • Select and perform the appropriate processing techniques for producing key hemp products.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the operation of equipment for processing hemp bast fiber, processing hemp hurds for animal bedding, cleaning and dehulling hemp seed, pressing hemp seed for oil, and extraction and analysis of cannabinoids and terpenes from hemp flowers.
  • Explain the attributes (both positive and negative) of products derived from hemp relative to those derived from other crops and compare their relative economics and environmental impacts.

View Enrollment Information

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

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  2095 PLSCI 5060   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLSCI 5015 and PLSCI 5190 recommended. Preference given to MPS students.

  •  2096 PLSCI 5060   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2097 PLSCI 5060   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 2 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  2315 PLSCI 5060   LEC 002

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLSCI 5015 and PLSCI 5190 recommended. Preference given to MPS students.

  •  2316 PLSCI 5060   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person