Courses by Department

Descriptions of courses in the MPHM curriculum, listed by department. Subject to change. (rev. SU 2016)

Curriculum

Course number

Course title

Brief course description

Terms Offered (subject to change)

*Online or Distance

 

 

 

 

*New distance education options arise over time

ENTMLGY - Entomology

Specialization

ENTMLGY 5130
(3 cr)

Field Insect Taxonomy

This is a traditional entomology "collect, preserve and identify" course. It is designed for majors, minors and plant health care students to become more fluent in their identification skills using taxonomic keys and performing biodiversity studies.

Autumn

In person

Elective

ENTMLGY 5420
(3 cr)

Insect Behavior Mechanisms & Function

Understanding the mechanisms and evolution of insect behavior and communication. Course will address behavioral physiology and ecology, sociality, learning and cognition, as well as applied aspects of insect behavior.

Spring

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink

Specialization

ENTMLGY 5500
(3 cr)

Biological Control of Arthropod Pests

Covers philosophy, science, and application of biological control. Biology, mass-production, formulation, and application of various parasites, predators, and pathogens of pests will be discussed.

Autumn

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink

Core

ENTMLGY 5600
(3 cr)

Principles and Applications of Integrated Pest Management

Overview of the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) of arthropod pests using an ecological approach, including examining how various management tactics can be used in an integrated manner.

Spring

 Online

Core

ENTMLGY 5800
(3 cr)

Pesticide Science

Exploration of pesticide toxicology and practical use; modes of action in target organisms, regulations, application methods, environmental fate, resistance management, and use in integrated pest management programs.

Autumn

Online

Capstone

ENTMLGY 6193
(4-5 cr)

Individual Studies

Individual work in the field of entomology, involving laboratory, field, or library studies, appropriate for the student's needs. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs or 6 completions. This course is graded S/U.

Autumn, Spring, Summer

N/A

Elective

ENTMLGY 6410
(3 cr)

Insect Ecology and Evolutionary Processes

Overview of abiotic and biotic factors influencing the diversity, distribution, and abundance of insects, including the role of insects as model systems in the development of general ecological and evolutionary principles.

Spring

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink

Specialization

ENTMLGY 6701
(2 cr)

Biodiversity Analysis for Ecosystem Sustainability and Resilience

A graduate level course covering techniques for assessing and quantifying biodiversity and ecosystem services through the use of insects and related organisms; students will measure biodiversity and ecosystem services in specified habitats.

Spring

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink

Elective

ENTMLGY 6702
(2 cr)

Entomological Techniques and Data Analysis

A hands-on course about techniques used with living insects, and design and analysis of simple experiments. Entomological techniques include rearing, colony establishment, behavior assays, growth analysis, and insecticide dose/response bioassays.

Spring

In person

Elective

ENTMLGY 6704
(2 cr)

Systems Analysis from Molecules to Ecosystems

Theory and practice of systems analysis and quantitative methods to describe and test complex hypotheses about insects in natural and managed ecosystems, focusing on processes of interest in entomology from molecular to ecosystem levels.

Autumn

 In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink

Specialization

ENTMLGY 7300
(1 cr)

Plant Health Management Seminar

 This course is designed to cover current topics in plant health management for students in the Master in Plant Health Management program. Topics and guest speakers may differ from semester to semester and will depend on student interest.

 

Online

Elective

ENTMLGY 7910
(2 cr)

The Nature and Practice of Science

Analysis and application of logic underlying scientific reasoning, theory, hypothesis, and their integration with experimental design, discovery, ethics, and science as a human endeavor.

Spring

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink

 PLNTPTH - Plant Pathology

Elective

PLNTPTH 5040
(3 cr)

Science of Fungi: Mycology Lecture

Fungi are some of the most important organisms on the planet. This course studies the diversity, biology, and genetics of fungi.

Autumn

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink

Elective

PLNTPTH 5041
(1 cr)

Science of Fungi: Mycology Lab

Fungi are some of the most important organisms on the planet. This course studies the diversity, biology and genetics of fungi.

Autumn

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink

Specialization

PLNTPTH 5110
(3 cr)

Ecology and Management of Pathogens and Insects Affecting Trees in Forest and Urban Environments

Overview of major pathogens and insects affecting health of forest and shade trees with emphasis on diagnosis, ecology, and management. Cross-listed in Entmlgy.

Spring

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink

Specialization

PLNTPTH 5120
(2 cr)

Diseases of Ornamental Plants

Biology and integrated control of important diseases of ornamental plants.

Spring

In person; Online version available SP 2017

Specialization

PLNTPTH 5130
(4 cr)

Turf Diseases and Integrated Turf Health Management

A detailed study of the diseases of turfgrass, factors influencing disease severity, and specific measures for disease control such as genetic, cultural, biological, and chemical.

Autumn

In-person

Specialization

PLNTPTH 5140
(2 cr)

Diseases of Field Crops

Key diseases that impact crop plants, emphasis on identification, management strategies and field evaluations of management strategy.

Changing to an Autumn offering starting Autumn 2015

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink; Carmen-Connect web

Specialization

PLNTPTH 5150
(2 cr)

Diseases of Fruit and Vegetables

Study the major diseases of fruit and vegetable crops with emphasis on disease diagnosis and management.

Spring, odd no. years

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink; Carmen-Connect web

Core

PLNTPTH 5603
(3 cr)

Plant Disease Management

Theory and practice of plant disease management; emphasis on integration of cultural, biological, chemical methods and plant disease resistance.

Autumn

Online and In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink and Online

Core

PLNTPTH 5685
(2 cr)

Plant Disease Diagnosis

Study of field and laboratory procedures for diagnosis of plant diseases.

Summer

IN-PERSON REQUIREMENT
Location alternates between Columbus and Wooster

Elective

PLNTPTH 6001
(3 cr)

Advanced Plant Pathology

An advanced level of study in plant pathology covering fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes and parasitic higher plants.

Autumn

In-person and Columbus-Wooster videolink

Capstone

PLNTPTH 6193
(1-4 cr)

Individual Studies

Problems may be selected in the various areas of plant pathology.

Autumn, Spring, Summer

N/A

Elective

PLNTPTH 7300
(1-2 cr) cross-listed with ENTMLGY 7300

Plant Health Management Seminar

This course is designed to cover current topics in plant health management for students in the Master in Plant Health Management program. Topics and guest speakers may differ from semester to semester and will depend on student interest.

Autumn, Spring, Summer

Online

Elective

PLNTPTH 8902
(1 cr)

Mentored Extension/ Outreach Teaching in Plant Pathology

Provides graduate students interested in Extension/Outreach programs with hands-on experience in developing and delivering extension educational programs and materials. Repeatable to a maximum of 5 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.

Autumn, Spring, Summer

N/A

HCS - Horticulture and Crop Science

Core

HCS 5887
( 3 cr)

Introduction to Experimental Design

Introduction to experimental design, including selection and layout of plots, data analysis software, and data interpretation.

Autumn

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink and Online

Core

HCS 5422
(3 cr)

Principles of Weed Ecology and Management

A study of weed biology and ecology, and methods of vegetation management.

Autumn

In-person and Online

Elective

HCS 5602
(3 cr)

Ecology of Agriculture

Examines the key ecological and evolutionary processes at work in agricultural systems and the ways those processes interact with human systems.

Autumn

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink

Core

HCS 5621
(3 cr)

Physiology of Cultivated Plants

A study of basic physiological processes in plants and how they impact crop production and productivity.

Autumn

Online and In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink

Elective

HCS 7625
(3 cr)

Plant Breeding and Biotechnology

Introduction to the principles of plant breeding and biotechnology. Prereq: Undergraduate plant breeding or genetics course, or permission of instructor.

Autumn

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink

Elective

HCS 7821
(3 cr)

Environmental Physiology of Managed Plant Systems

An advanced study of the interaction of cultivated plants with their environment.

Spring

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink

Elective

HCS 8887
(4 cr)

Techniques of Experimental Design

Intended to develop student's ability to use appropriate and robust statistical techniques of experimental design in research, with an emphasis on approaches for biological and agricultural sciences.

Spring

In-person; Columbus-Wooster videolink

 AEDECON - Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Elective

AEDECON 4310
(3 cr)

Environmental and Resource Economics

Economic analysis of the use and management of natural resources and of environmental policy.

Autumn, Spring

 Online

Elective

AEDECON 4330
(3 cr)

The Sustainable Economy: Concepts and Methods

Core concepts of sustainability in economics and the quantitative methods necessary to understand and evaluate sustainable development.

Spring

In person

Elective

AEDECON 4597.01
(3 cr)

Problems and Policies in World Population, Food, and Environment

Problems related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options

Autumn, Spring, Summer

In person

Elective

AEDECON 5250
(2 cr)

Commodity Futures and Options Markets

Institutional structure, allocative function, and managerial applications of commodity futures and options markets.

 

In person

Elective

AEDECON 5330
(3 cr)

Benefit-Cost Analysis

Benefit-cost analysis theory and methods and their application to projects pertaining to public infrastructure, agriculture, the environment, natural resources, and human health.

Autumn, Spring

In person

Elective

AEDECON 6010
(4 cr)

Applied Economics I

Theories of production, consumption, and finance and their application to the exchange of agricultural and environmental goods and services.

Autumn

In person

Elective

AEDECON 6020
(4 cr)

Applied Economics II

Theories of social welfare, market failure, and public goods and their application to issues in agricultural, environmental, and development economics.

Spring

In person

 AEE - Agricultural Extension and Education

Elective

AEE 7230
(3 cr)

Strategic and Program Planning for Visionary Change

Examination of strategic and program planning models in educational and community settings; strategic and program planning process; change and innovation processes in organizational settings.

Autumn

Online

Elective

AEE 7300
(3 cr)

Advanced Teaching Methods

Designed as advanced preparation for instruction in formal learning environments, this course focuses on skills, strategies and issues common to educators in general. Delivered online in an asynchronized format via Carmen (the university's course management system).

Summer (Even yr)

Online

Elective

AEE 7320
(3 cr)

Adult Learning and Professional Development

This course is designed to provide an introduction to adult learning and professional development to ensure effective programs and education with adult audiences.

Autumn

In-person; possible Columbus-Wooster videolink

Elective

AEE 7700
(3 cr)

Documenting Change through Evaluation and Accountability

The key principles and practices used in evaluating the change resulting from educational programs and activities, and how that relates to programming accountability will be covered.

Autumn, Spring

Online

Elective

AEE 8420
(3 cr)

Leadership and Administration in Agricultural and Extension Education

Theories, concepts, and principles for leadership, administration, and management in communication, education, extension, and community settings

Spring

In-person

Elective

AEE 8735
(2 cr)

Methods in Teaching Agriculture

Theory, principles, and procedures associated with effective teaching in agricultural and extension education at the secondary, technical, and post-secondary levels.

Spring

In-person; possible Columbus-Wooster videolink

 EEOB - Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

Elective

EEOB 5460
(3 cr)

Physiological Ecology

Study of the physiological adjustment, tolerance, and acclimatization to the abiotic and biotic environment by animals and plants.

 

 In-person

 ENR - Environment and Natural Resources

Elective

ENR 5265
(2 cr)

Characterization of Soil in the Field and Laboratory: Sampling

Field soil observations; sampling across the landscape; GPS and GIS data acquisition systems and spatial statistical analysis; soil physical and water measurements in the field.

Autumn

 In-person

Core

ENR 5270
(3 cr)

Soil Fertility

Principles of soil fertility, plant nutrition, and nutrient management; environmental considerations and low input concepts in soil fertility.

Spring

 In-person

Directed Elective

ENR 5272

(2 cr)

Turfgrass Soils

Soil properties and processes of specifically designed and constructed soils meeting the agronomic and playability requirements of golf course and athletic field venues.

Spring

Online

 STAT - Statistics

Elective

STAT 5301
(4 cr)

Intermediate Data Analysis I

The first course in a two-semester non-calculus sequence in data analysis covering descriptive statistics, design of experiments, probability, statistical inference, one-sample t, goodness of fit, two sample problem, and one-way ANOVA.

Autumn, Spring

In-person

Elective

STAT 5302
(3 cr)

Intermediate Data Analysis II

The second course in a two-semester sequence in data analysis covering simple linear regression (inference, model diagnostics), multiple regression models, variable selection, model selection, two-way ANOVA, mixed effects model.

Autumn, Spring

In-person