University of Guelph 2003-2004 Diploma Program Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, Turfgrass Management

DTM*1000 The Turf Industry F(1-4). [0.50].

An introduction to the many disciplines within the turfgrass industry including economic and social importance as well as interactions among the industry sectors and society.

Prerequisite(s):

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*1100 Plant Biology F(3-2). [0.50].

This course covers the structure, function, growth, development and reproduction of turfgrass and landscape plants as they relate to management in the urban environment.

Restriction(s): enrolment in the Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management program

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*1200 Turf Equipment F(2-3). [0.50].

A course dealing with aspects of gasoline, diesel, mechanical, electrical and hydraulic power used for turf construction and maintenance machinery, emphasizing selection, maintenance, operation, safety and training related to machinery.

Prerequisite(s):

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*1300 Turf Soil Principles F(3-2). [0.50].

A study of the basic concepts of all aspects of naturally occurring and constructed soils including physical, chemical, biological and hydrologic properties and their relationship to the use and management of soil materials for turfgrass and landscape plant growth.

Prerequisite(s):

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*1400 Landscape Plants F(2-3). [0.50].

A study of the recognition, identification, naming, physical features and cultural adaptation of both native and introduced woody and herbaceous plants useful in cultivated landscapes.

Prerequisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): DTM*1100

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*1500 Communication Skills F(2-3). [0.50].

This course provides the basis for developing good oral and written communication skills. Practical examples will enable students to talk and write through the simulation of real life situations in turfgrass management.

Prerequisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): DTM*1000, DTM*1300

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*2000 Turf Management I W(2-3). [0.50].

Using turfgrass for home lawns, industrial sites, roadsides, athletic fields, municipal sites, golf courses and reclamation of land; including the basic characteristics and primary cultural management practices of turfgrasses.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*1100, DTM*1300

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*2100 Turf Irrigation and Drainage W(2-3). [0.50].

An understanding of water management in turfgrass systems including the principles of drainage and irrigation as well as the design, installation and maintenance of drainage and irrigation systems. The responsible use of water in turf maintenance will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*1300

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*2200 Computers and Math for Turf W(2-3). [0.50].

An introduction to the use of the computer operating systems and software in turfgrass management applications. This course will also augment mathematics skills necessary to solve actual problems for turfgrass management operations.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*1000

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*2300 Business and Finance for Turf W(3-2). [0.50].

A study of the basic aspects of business management as it applies to turf-related enterprises.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*1000

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*2400 Landscape Design W(1-4). [0.50].

A study of the principles of landscape design and how to integrate different design styles, landscape materials, structures and plant material to create attractive and functional outdoor environments.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*1400

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*2500 Arboriculture W(2-3). [0.50].

A course about the culture and maintenance of trees in turfgrass related urban landscapes, providing students with both the principles and practices of tree care. Case studies will help students develop the skills necessary to diagnose tree problems.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*1100, DTM*1400

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*3000 Turf Management II F(2-3). [0.50].

An intermediate level course dealing with topics in managing turfgrasses for high maintenance uses such as golf courses and sports fields, with particular emphasis on rootzone problems.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*2000, DTM*2100

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*3100 Current Turf Practices F(1-4). [0.50].

This course enables students to develop the reflective aspects of their required summer work semester as well as to study topics of current interest in turfrass management. Students will prepare a major written report, present seminars and prepare presentations on selected topics.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*1000, DTM*2000 plus 4.00 credits

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*3200 Turf Diseases F(2-3). [0.50].

The biology and management of turfgrass diseases, emphasizing ecology of turfrass diseases and cultural methods of management, as well as field recognition and diagnosis. Advances in biological and chemical control measures and their impact on turfgrass ecosystems and surrounding environments will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*1100

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*3300 Turf Insects and Weeds F(2-3). [0.50].

The biology and management of turfgrass insects and weeds, emphasizing the ecology and cultural methods of management as well as field recognition and diagnosis. Advances in biological and chemical control measures and their impact on turfgrass ecosystems and surrounding environments will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*1100

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*3400 Landscape Construction F(1-4). [0.50].

A study of the physical properties and uses of landscape construction materials plus the implications of materials and construction techniques as related to the design of landscape projects applicable to the golf course setting.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*2400

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*3600 Computer Assisted Design F,W(1-4). [0.50].

Landscape designs and visualizations will be prepared with computer technology using landscape and turfgrass related projects. Drafting, design, visualization or modelling software will be taught and used to create plans, views, pictures and/or models.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*1400, DTM*2200, DTM*2400

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*3800 Special Study Project S,F,W(0-0). [0.50].

A self-directed student project focussing on a topic of academic and/or practical interest to the student. The student will identify and propose a detailed course outline to be reviewed and approved by the faculty supervisor prior to the commencement of the project. The project could include a research assignment, a literature review, and/or a hands-on assignment with specific learning objectives and milestones for achieving these objectives.

Prerequisite(s): 4.00 credits

Equate(s): DHRT*3910

Restriction(s): enrolment in the Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management program

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*4000 Turf Management III W(2-3). [0.50].

An advanced course dealing with topics of managing turfgrasses for high maintenance uses such as golf courses and sports fields, with particular emphasis on abiotic and biotic stresses.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*3000, DTM*3200, DTM*3300

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*4100 Turf Environmental Management W(3-2). [0.50].

An overview of the many environmental issues facing professional turfgrass managers, including regulatory issues, waste management, environmental protection and monitoring, and managing the non-turf elements of the landscape.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*3000

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*4200 Golf Course Design and Construction W(1-4). [0.50].

This course is an introduction to both golf course design and construction techniques, emphasizing aesthetics while retaining sense of challenge to the player and adhering to requirements of regulatory bodies.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*2400, DTM*3400

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*4300 Turf Case Studies W(2-3). [0.50].

Case studies and discussion considering integrated management of selected turfgrass sites emphasizing problem analysis, principle application, and decision making.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*3000, DTM*3200, DTM*3300

Co-requisite(s): DTM*4000

Location (s): Guelph

DTM*4400 Human Resources Management W(3-2). [0.50].

This course exposes students to the basic principles of human resource management, such as personnel planning and regulations, recruiting and hiring, supervisory skills and problem solving.

Prerequisite(s): DTM*1500

Location (s): Guelph




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