Ethnobotany

Ethnobotany is the study of people and plants—how plants are used by humans for food, medicine, art, clothing, recreation, music, metaphor, and so on.  As our primary life-sustaining resource, plants play a vital role in human survival and culture.  Accordingly, ethnobotany has been termed the “science of survival”.

BIOL 121: PLANTS AND PEOPLE: AN INTRODUCTION TO ETHNOBOTANY (4)

This interdisciplinary course draws from the natural and social sciences to investigate plant-human interactions. We’ll examine modern and historical uses of plants in a variety of cultures. Topics explored include plants as food, medicine, and in ritual and everyday life. The combined lecture/laboratory format allows students to experience the science of ethnobotany firsthand through experimentation and observation.  Also listed as INTL 121.

Syllabus Ethnobotany_Syllabus_Fall_2014

Learning Modules (Please contact me directly to access specific learning modules.)

 

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