Integrated Breeding Databases (HS 863)

Course Syllabus

Instructors:

  • Yaniv Semel
  • Todd Wehner
  • Classroom
    • 103 Kilgore Hall
    • Schedule:
      • 9:10 – 10:00 AM, Mon./Wed./Fri.
  • Office hours
    • Drop in or by appointment
  • Course description and objectives
    • This is an introductory Plant Breeding course for first year graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. The emphasis is on traditional methods of developing improved cultivars of cross-pollinated, self-pollinated, and asexually-propagated crops, and the genetic principles on which breeding methods are based. The purpose of this course is to provide the student a general background in all areas of plant breeding. The goal is to develop students who successfully complete this course to be knowledgable in all of the areas of plant breeding, and to have sufficient understanding to be able to master the advanced courses in plant breeding at NC State and other universities.
  • Grading
    • P/F
    • Participation (100%)
  • Prerequisites
    • CS,HS 541
  • Assignments
    • There will be assigned work for each topic.
  • Attendance
    • All students are expected to attend every lecture. Students needing to be absent should notify the instructor in advance.
  • Laboratory
    • This course does not have a laboratory. Students are encouraged to take Plant Breeding Laboratory (CS, HS 860-861).
  • Field trips
    • This course has no field trips.
  • Academic integrity
    • Both faculty and students at North Carolina State University have a responsibility to maintain academic integrity. An informational brochure about academic integrity is available from the university and students are encouraged to obtain a copy. Additional information is contained in the NCSU Code of Student Conduct.
  • Academic dishonesty
    • Scholarly activity is marked by honesty, fairness and rigor. A scholar does not take credit for the work of others, does not take unfair advantage of others, and does not perform acts which frustrate the scholarly efforts of others. The violation of any of these principles is academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty includes the giving, taking, or presenting of information or material by a student with the intent of unethically or fraudulently aiding oneself or another person on any work which is to be considered in the determination of a grade or the completion of academic requirements.
  • Students with disabilities
    • If you have a documented disability, please schedule an appointment with the course instructor to discuss academic accommodations.
  • The honor pledge
    • The students and faculty of NCSU believe that the willingness of students to affirm and adhere to the essential values of honesty and integrity in all their academic endeavors is exemplified in the Honor Pledge: I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this test or assignment. It is university policy that all students sign the Honor Pledge on tests and assignments for each course as specified by the instructor.