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ENSC 100 - INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
A dual-credit course with designated high schools to acquaint selected high school students with the basic principles of environmental science-topics such as soils, water, air, energy, wildlife, IPM, population ecology, forestry and waste management will be covered. Students will design and carry out a long-term project which will be based on a current environmental issue.
3 credits (minimum of 45 lecture class hours), spring semester  
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ENSC 101 - AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
Basic introduction to general agricultural and life science principles as an aid to the understanding of plant, animal and soil functions, as well as fundamental computations as applied to agricultural production.
3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester
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ENSC 102 - BOTANY: FORM AND FUNCTION OF SEED PLANTS
Structure and function of higher vascular plants, with emphasis on cell structure, photosynthesis and respiration, anatomy, physiology, reproduction and Mendelian genetics.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall or spring semester  
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ENSC 104 - PLANT PATHOLOGY
Cause, identification and control of major plant disease of the region. Laboratory includes individual study of selected diseases.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester  
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ENSC 106 - PESTICIDE USE AND HANDLING
Basic principles of pesticide use, handling and application, including laws, safety, the environment, storage and disposal. Students will be given the opportunity to be tested by the Department of Environmental Conservation to receive certification at the end of the course.
2 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours/week for first 10 weeks), spring semester
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ENSC 107 - INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
Principles of pest control emphasizing biological, cultural, and regulatory control methods in a sound ecological and economic manner. Introduction to integrated pest management tactics of monitoring, forecasting, determining thresholds and control options. The course will also survey pest management programs used in various agricultural environments.
Prerequisite or corequisite: Plant Pathology, Forest Protection, Entomology,or permission of instructor.
1 credit (1 lecture hour), spring semester
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