Role of Plant Pathology Faculty in Undergraduate Studies
The faculty of Plant Pathology are extensively involved in undergraduate instruction and advising, as well as in mentoring undergraduate research projects, mostly in association with the Agricultural Biotechnology, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Science, and Sustainable Agriculture majors.
Undergraduate Courses Taught by Plant Pathology Faculty Members
ABT 101 INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY
(1 cr., offered every Fall semester). An introduction to biotechnology: historical perspectives, current applications and future directions. The course consists of informal lectures and interactive discussions led by Biotechnology faculty and visiting professionals. The course also helps orient students to the educational and career opportunities in Biotechnology, and assists them in developing a focus for their individualized degree programs. Lecture, 2 hours per week.
PPA 395 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PLANT PATHOLOGY
(1-4 cr., offered as needed). Independent study in Plant Pathology under the supervision of a faculty member. Often ABT students take a semester of PPA 395 before enrolling in ABT 395. Laboratory, 3 to12 hours per week depending on number of credits.
PPA 400G PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PATHOLOGY
(3 cr., offered every Fall semester). The causes, effects, control and nature of plant diseases are studied. Emphasis is on diseases important in Kentucky. Lecture, 2 hours per week; laboratory, 2 hours per week.
PPA 500 PHYSIOLOGY OF PLANT HEALTH & DISEASE
(3 cr., offered every Fall semester). First-semester graduate students and upper class undergraduate students gain a basic understanding of physiology, structure and development of plants and their associated fungi, viruses, bacteria and nematodes, and are introduced to the ways that symbionts and pathogens influence plant health and disease. Lecture, 3 hours per week.
For more information on undergraduate research programs, grants and scholarships, as well as other resources, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research.