Aug 14, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 4255 - Ethnobotany: Plants, People, and Culture (4)


When Offered: On Demand
Ethnobotany is a multidisciplinary field that investigates the relations of people to local plant populations. This course will provide a broad overview of the field, introducing students to methods of data collection and classic topics in the discipline, such as the use of plants as food, as medicine, in ritual, and in manufacture. This course will challenge students to think critically about the process of knowledge formation and the phenomenological encounter with the environment. In required lab sections, students will gain practical experience in plant identification, manufacturing processes, sensory ecology, and local “folk” knowledge of plants. Lecture three hours, nine laboratory sessions of three hours.
Students who have previously received credit for ANT 4256  may not enroll in or receive credit for ANT 4255  or BIO 4255.
(Same as ANT 4255 .)