Introduction to Crop Science

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Crop Science

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Agriculture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This module is not suitable for 2nd year Agriculture students.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This module provides the student with an overview of crop production in Ireland. It will indicate how this production is influenced by such factors as climate and also by political factors at EU and Global level. The student will be provided with an opportunity to see how scientific principles are applied in crop science, including, how plants grow in the field. It will also cover biotic factors such as pests and diseases, and abiotic factors such as light and water availability. An introduction to crop genetics and biotechnology will also be provided. Each student will be assigned a library-based project designed to illustrate how a basic scientific concept is applicable at production level.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.