AGRO/HORT 832 – Learning Plant Science

Innovation Campus Greenhouse

Instructor(s): Dr. Don Lee

Number of Credit Hours: 3

Description: This course combines the biology of plants grown for food, fiber, fuel, and fun with the practice of teaching plant science in the classroom and beyond. Students will master basic plant biology concepts in biology and chemistry for use in developing individually-designed educational applied plant science lesson plans and integrating the plans into science learning standards and curricula. While the course is geared toward science educators, the content will also greatly benefit agribusiness and horticultural professional who want to improve their skills in presenting and explaining basic plant science concepts.

Prerequisites: Admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Successful completion of 12 hours of plant science courses.

Course Requirements & Materials:

  • Technical Requirements: Access to high-speed Internet and email with up-to-date browsers and the ability to view videos (recommended browsers are Firefox, Chrome, and Safari)
  • Textbooks: No textbooks required. All course materials are online in Canvas.

This Course is Ideal For…

  • Students preparing for careers as science teachers
  • Science and agriculture/vocational education teachers
  • Extension educators, agents, and specialists
  • Certified professional agronomists, crop consultants, and crop advisers
  • Agribusiness professionals engaged in marketing, sales or training
  • Government officials and community leaders
  • Anyone interested in plant science and learning how to communicate about plant science to students, clients and laypeople

Questions About This Course or How to Register? Contact Lisa Hilfiker at or (402) 472-8393.