Plant Pathology Quarter Courses

Ohio State adopted a semester calendar in Summer 2012.  This page lists the quarter system courses

If you have any questions, contact Sarah Williams (williams.4263@osu.edu).


Abbreviations:
U = Undergraduate
UG = Advanced undergraduate and graduate
G = Graduate
Quarters of offering: Su = Summer; Au = Autumn; Wi = Winter; Sp = Spring
Cr = credits.  Prerequ = prerequisites.   S/U = satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade

Course number system:
100-199 Basic courses providing undergraduate credit, but not to be counted on a major or field of specialization in any department.  Courses at this level are beginning courses, required or elective courses that may be prerequisite to other courses.
200-299 Basic courses providing undergraduate credit and may be counted on a major or field of specialization.
300-499 Intermediate courses providing undergraduate or basic professional credit that may be counted on a major or field of specialization.
500-599 Intermediate courses providing undergraduate or professional credit that may be counted on a major or field
of specialization, and may provide graduate credit only in other departments.
600-699 Courses providing undergraduate or professional credit that may be counted on a major or field of specialization, and may provide graduate credit (in all departments).
700-799 Advanced courses providing undergraduate, graduate, or professional credit.
800-999 Courses providing graduate credit and are open to undergraduates only with the consent of the dean of the
Graduate School.


(PLNTPTH 201D) Social Impact of Plant Diseases in Shaping Human Society  (U  3 cr)
Review of the interactions of plant pathogens and the social, economic, and historic consequences for civilization. 201D is an entirely online distance learning class.  Au, Wi, Sp quarters.

(PLNTPTH 294) Group Studies  (U  1-5 cr)
Special group studies of a selected area in plant pathology not provided in other courses.  Repeatable to a maximum of 10 credit hours.  Su, Au, Wi, Sp quarters.

(PLNTPTH 300) Field and Woodland Fungi (U  3 cr)
An introduction to common macrofungi in natural habitats with emphasis on identification and ecology.  Au quarter.  Prerequ: Biology 101 or 113 or Plant Biology 101.

(PLNTPTHh 395) Plant Health Science Forum  (U  1 cr)
A seminar series for those interested in plant health science. Students will meet with professional plant health managers and take field trips. Professional development issues also covered.  Au, Sp quarters.  Repeatable to a maximum of 3 credit hours.  Course graded S/U.

(PLNTPTH 401) General Plant Pathology  (U  5 credits)
An introduction to diseases of plants.  Prerequ: Biology 101 or 113; Biology 114 recommended.  Au quarter.

(PLNTPTH 455) Bioterrorism: An Overview (U  5 credits)
A broad awareness course on the bioterrorism threat to our food supply, crops, animal and public health, and bioterrorist organizations.  Wi quarter.  Prerequ: Jr. or Sr. standing.  Not open to students with credit in Int. Studies 455.  Cross listed in International Studies.

(PLNTPTH 489) Internship Experiences in Plant Health Management (U  1-5 credits)
Ten or more weeks of an individualized experiential learning opportunity designed to link theoretical classroom knowledge with practical field application.  Open to Plant Health Management majors and Plant Pathology minors.  Su, Au, Wi, Sp quarters.  Prerequ: Plant Path 401.  Repeatable to a maximum of 10 credit hrs.  This course is graded S/U.

(PLNTPTH 501) Diseases of Ornamentals (U  G   3 credits)
Biology and integrated control of important diseases of ornamental plants.  Sp quarter.  Not open to students with credit for 610.

(PLNTPTH 597)  Societal Issues: Pesticides, Alternatives, and the Environment (U  5 credits)
Consideration of the political, ethical, and economic issues related to pesticide usage, atmospheric pollution, and release of genetically engineered organisms.  Au, Wi, Sp quarters.  Prerequ: Jr or Sr standing.

(PLNTPTH 600) Introduction to Bacterial and Viral Pathogens of Plants
Introduction to bacterial and viral pathogens and the diseases they cause in plants.  Au quarter.  Prerequ: Plant Path 401 or Microbiol. 521 or permission of the instructor.
(PLNTPTH 600.01)  Phytobacteriology (U  G  3 credits)
Taxonomy, biology, ecology, control and host-parasite interactions of bacteria that cause plant disease.  Taught during the first five weeks.
(Plnt Pth 600.02)  Plant Virology (U  G  3 credits)
Introduction to the diversity, biology and life cycle of plant viruses.  Taught during the second five weeks.

(PLNTPTH 602) Plant-Microbe Interactions (U  G  3 credits)
An introduction to pathogenesis, disease resistance and biological control at the cellular, molecular and biochemical level.  Sp quarter.  Prerequ: Plant Path 401, Biochem 511 or Microbiol 509 or permission of the instructor. 

(PLNTPTH 603) Plant Disease Management (U  G  5 credits)
Theory and practice of plant disease management; emphasis on integration of cultural, biological, chemical, and plant breeding techniques.  Sp quarter.  Prerequ: Plant Path 401, and Sr. standing in agronomy, horticulture, plant health management, or entomology; or permission of the instructor.  GEC course.

(PLNTPTH 610) Diseases of Forest and Shade Trees (U  G  4 credits)
Major types of forest and shade tree diseases with emphasis on diagnosis, etiology, epidemiology, and control.  Au quarter.  Prerequ: Plant Path 401.  Not open to students with credit for Plnt Pth 510.

(PLNTPTH 612) Turfgrass Diseases (U  G  3 credits)
A detailed study of the diseases of turfgrass, factors influencing disease severity, specific measures for disease control.  Sp quarter.  Prerequ: Plant Path 401.

(PLNTPTH 613) Integrated Turf Health and Pest Management (U  G  4 credits)
Identifying the most appropriate genetic, cultural, biological, and chemical programs for reducing pest damage.  Au quarter. Prerequ: H&CS 422, 470; Entomol 462 or 460.01 and Plnt Pth 612.  Not open to students with credit for Agronomy 613.

(PLNTPTH 615) Fruit and Vegetable Crop Diseases (U  G  3 credits)
Major diseases of fruit and vegetable crops with emphasis on etiology, epidemiology and management.  Wi quarter.  Prerequ: Plant Path 401 or equiv.  Not open to students with credit for 615.01.  Offered every other year.

(PLNTPTH 655) Quantitative Methods in Applied Biology (U G  3 credits)
Review of quantitative methods used in biological research especially emphasizing practical application to agricultural and environmental sciences.  Au quarter.  Three 1-hr lectures. Prereq: Stat 528 or equiv. Not open to students with credit for Entomol 655. Cross-listed in Entomology. Recommended to graduate students beginning their research.

(PLNTPTH 660) Mycology (U  G  5 credits)
An introduction to the study of fungi.  Wi quarter.  Prerequ: Plant Path 300 or 401 or 601, or Biology 114, or permission of the instructor. Not open to students with credit for Botany 660.

(PLNTPTH H683) Honors Projects (U  1-10)
Conducting and reporting the honors project.  Su, Au, Wi, Sp quarters.  Prerequ: AGR H590.01, enrollment in honors program, and permission of honors project supervisor.  Repeatable to a maximum of 10 credit hours.  Hours repeatable as H683 or in combination with 293, 593, H593, H599, 693 or H693.  This course is graded S/U.

(PLNTPTH 685) Diagnostic Field Plant Pathology (U  G  3 credits)
Study of traditional and modern diagnostic procedures for diagnosis of plant diseases; study of plant diseases in crop production systems. Course is held at the Stone Laboratory, Gibralter Island, Lake Erie and includes tours of production areas in northern Ohio.  Su quarter.  10 days.  Prerequ: Plant Path 401 or 615, and permission of instructor.

(PLNTPTH 693) Individual Studies (U  G  1-5 credits)
Problems may be selected in the various areas of plant pathology.  Su, Au, Wi, Sp quarters.  Prerequ: 2.50 cumulative pt-hr credit ratio and written permission of the instructor.  Repeatable to a maximum of 10 credit hours.

(PLNTPTH 694) Group Studies (U  G  5 credits)
Special group studies of a selected area in plant pathology not provided in other courses.  Su, Au, Wi, Sp quarters.  Prerequ: Sr. or Grad standing.  Repeatable to a maximum of 10 credit hours.

(PLNTPTH 702) Plant Disease Epidemiology (U  G  4 credits)
Study of the dynamics of plant diseases; statistical modeling of plant disease epidemics.  Wi quarter.  Prerequ: Plant Path 401, Stat 528; or permission of the instructor.  Offered every other year.

(PLNTPTH 703) Agricultural Genomics: Principles and Applications (U  G  3 credits)
Introduction to new developments in genomics and application in agriculture.  Sp quarter.  Prerequ: Molec Genetics 500 or Biochem 613 or permission of the instructor.  New developments in agricultural genomics.

(PLNTPTH 830) Current Topics in Plant Pathology (G   1-2 credits)
Readings from the current literature will be examined in detail for both technical and conceptual content.  Su, Au, Wi, Sp quarters.  Prerequ: permission of the instructor.  Repeatable for a maximum of 10 credit hours.

(PLNTPTH 841) Molecular Mechanisms of Pathogenicity  (G   4 credits)
The molecular mechanisms used by viruses, bacteria and fungi to parasitize plants. The current status of these areas will be reviewed.  Au quarter.  Prerequ: Biochem 511 or Microbiol 509; or permission of the instructor.  Videolinked to OARDC Wooster.  Offered every other year. 

(PLNTPTH 842) Biochemistry of Plant Responses to Infection  (G   3 credits) 
Introduction to the molecular and genetic basis of plant responses to microbial infection and symbiosis.  Wi quarter.  Prerequ: Biochem 511 and 521 or equivalent; one 600-level course in plant physiology or plant biochemistry; or written permission of the instructor.  Biochem 631 or Plant Bio 630 or 631 recommended.  Offered every other year.

(PLNTPTH 843) Ecology of Plant-Associated Microbes  (G   5 credits)
Review of microbial diversity and ecology as it relates to plants and plant health in natural and managed ecosystems.  Sp quarter.  Prerequ: Plant Path 602 or permission of the instructor.

(PLNTPTH 901) Mentored Teaching in Plant Pathology  (G  1-5 credits)
Students work with faculty mentors to gain intensive hands-on and mentored experiences focused on direct interactions with students and on the scholarly aspects of teaching.  Su, Au, Wi, Sp quarters.  Prerequ: Grad standing and completion of the OSU FTAD University-wide orientation on Teaching and Learning.  Agr Educ 135 and Edu P&L 851.  Repeatable to a maximum of 10 credits.  This course is graded S/U.

(PLNTPTH 902) Mentored Extension/Outreach Teaching in Plant Pathology  (G   1-3 credits)
Students work with mentors to gain experiences focused on direct interactions with growers/industry groups and the scholarly aspects of developing/delivering extension-outreach programs and educational materials.  Su, Au, Wi, Sp quarters.  Arr.  Prerequ: grad standing.  Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits.  This course is graded S/U.

(PLNTPTH 995) Seminar (G  1 credit)
Au, Wi, Sp quarters.  Permission of instructor.  This course is repeatable.  This course is graded S/U.

(PLNTPTH 999) Research  (G   1-18 credits)
Research for thesis or dissertation purposes only.  Su, Au, Wi, Sp quarters.  This course is graded S/U.