Course Descriptions - Spring
Please Note: Courses descriptions for Spring 2020; for earlier terms, please contact enrollment services for the appropriate class schedule.
This a list of all courses the College can offer; the College does not offer all courses every semester. For the current semester's courses, go to the class schedule. The class schedule provides more complete information, including course description, instructor, course fee, and textbook required.
HTC100 - Introduction to Horticulture for Horticultural Therapists
Course provides introduction to horticulture required for understanding of horticultural therapy. Content includes plant classifications and structure, plant growth and development, and appropriate soil composition for indoor and outdoor plants. Prerequisite: Program admission and concurrent enrollment in HTC 101 and HTC 110.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 4)
HTC101 - Health through Horticulture: Using Plants for Therapeutic Outcomes
This is an introductory course designed to provide the student with basic knowledge of using plants in a therapeutic way. In addition, the history, current issues, and basic techniques of the profession will be addressed. During the required days on-site at the Chicago Botanic Garden, students will tour examples of therapeutic gardens, experience some HT sessions with a variety of clients and learn to assess and establish goals. Students taking this course are assumed to have acquired basic horticulture knowledge comparable to that covered in Horticulture 100: Introduction to Horticulture for Horticultural Therapists. Prerequisite: Program admission and completion of HTC 100 or consent of instructor or program approved equivalent; concurrent enrollment in HTC 110.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)
HTC110 - Horticultural Therapy Application and Practicum
Course continues the study of horticultural therapy. Emphasis is on application of theory, principles, goal development and session planning. Each student will submit a final project which is a program proposal including a budget, session plans, justification, site assessment and more. During required days on-site at the Chicago Botanic Garden, students will work in small groups to design a therapeutic garden. Prerequisite: Successful completion of HTC 101 with minimum grade of C.
5 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 2)
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