BIO-112 - The Biology of Hydroponics

3 credits

As an introduction to the biological basis of hydroponics, the Biology of Hydroponics will use the science of hydroponics as a vehicle for exploring how plants grow and develop. Students will learn basic plant biology, cell physiology, plant structure and function, nutrient requirements and environmental requirements and will apply this knowledge to understanding the design of agricultural hydroponic systems and how they provide what plants need to grow and thrive with some widely grown hydroponic species (e.g. tomatoes and greens) used to provide examples of specific hydroponic systems. Written and oral presentation of student work will be an integral part of this course.

Prerequisite(s): MAT-073 or MAT-078 (minimum grade C-) or placement at MAT-081 or higher. Take DRG-091 (minimum grade C-) or placement at DRG-092 or higher.

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.