GEOSCI 203 - Introductory Ethnobotany
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Geological Sciences (GEOSCI)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
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This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will examine the many ways in which plants are integral to our lives--without plants, we would not be here! Their many uses include food, building materials, fibers, and medicines. In addition, plants have important aesthetic value and ecological roles in our lives. This class will examine the importance of plants around the globe and what role they have played in the past, present, and future societies. Students should learn basic botanical terminology and how humans use plants. They should come away with an appreciation for the diversity of plants and respect for the plants upon which our lives are based.

Crs Requirements: One midterm and one final exam. Students required to keep a plant diary during the first week of class and record their encounters with plant products and new plants. Quizzes and online questions. Students write a 2-page summary and a 15-page term paper on a topic of interest in ethnobotany. Five minute presentation on the topic of their term paper.

Intended Audience: Sophomores in biology or environmental studies and any student wishing to learn about the role of plants in our lives.

Class Format: Lecture format, 3 hours weekly

GEOSCI 203 - Introductory Ethnobotany
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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The Botany of Desire is available from Amazon for a discounted rate right now. Also check local bookstores like Borders.
ISBN: 0375760393
The botany of desire : a plant's-eye view of the world, Author: Michael Pollan., Publisher: Random House 1st trade 2001
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