A sampling of courses that touch on plant and human interaction is below:
ANTHRARC 497. Museum Anthropology
Junior standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
This course examines museums in anthropological theory and practice, tracing the history of anthropology museums from colonial collecting institutions to active collaborators with source communities. We explore issues of ownership, representation, ethics, and research potential of museum collections. Field trips and projects with museum collections provide hands-on learning experiences.
BIOLOGY 102. Practical Botany
(4). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. Credit is granted for a combined total of 17 credits elected in introductory biology. W.
BIOLOGY 212. Plants and Human Health
BIOLOGY 171 & 172/174, or BIOLOGY 195. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in BIOLOGY 230.
Plants are the ultimate source of all human food and most medicine, and also play essential roles in environment for healthy human life. In this course, students learn basic botany, human use of plants as food and medicine, and the important relationship between environment and human health.
BIOLOGY 230. Introduction to Plant Biology
BIOLOGY 171, (172 or 174), & 173; or BIOLOGY 195 & 173. (4; 5 in the half-term). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in BIOLOGY 212. F; Sp/Su at the Biological Station. Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.
This course presents a broad, integrated overview of plant biology including economic and environmental aspects. The main themes are plant diversity, structure, function, development, and ecology.
BIOLOGY 255 / ENVIRON 255. Plant Diversity
(4). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.
This course examines plant diversity by groups, ranging from algae and nonvascular plants through primitive vascular plants and culminating in flowering plants. Using an evolutionary perspective, it treats plants as organisms and emphasizes the innovations and structural adaptations of the various plant groups as well as life history strategies. Weekly field trips allow exploration of local natural areas.
EARTH 115. The Emerald Planet
(1). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.
This minicourse explores the major events in the co-evolution of plants and the Earth. Topics include: how plants moved onto land, the rise of the first forests, the invention of flowers and their impact on animals, and how plants bring about and respond to environmental change.
EEB 455. Ethnobotany
Two college-level courses in BIOLOGY. (5 in the half-term). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.