EEB 455 - Ethnobotany
Section: 711
Term: SP 2016
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Credits:
5
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Two college-level courses in BIOLOGY.
Other Course Info:
Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Ethnobotany is the direct cultural use of plants by people. Ethnobotany is an integrated course utilizing an ecological framework to explore the botany, mycology, anthropology, natural resource management, history, linguistics, and American Indian studies of the human-plant relationships. This course provides an intensive Northern Michigan field botany/mycology experience, followed by an applied ecology laboratory experience to test the constraints and opportunities of specific plants and fungi. Lectures explore the cultural use of plants from a local to global perspective, with a focus on Great Lakes American Indian perspective. Students will learn to identify, classify, harvest, and culturally process many of the Northern Michigan plants utilized for food, medicines, crafts, cordage, firewood, teas, smudging/smoking, and ceremonies during pre- and post- European-American contact. Local American Indian cultural experts will provide several guest lectures and/or applied workshops.

For information about the University of Michigan Biological Station:
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/umbs

EEB 455 - Ethnobotany
Schedule Listing
711 (LAB)
P
51098
Open
5
 
-
MTuWThF 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Note: OFFERED ONLY AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION. ENROLLMENT BY PERMISSION OF STAFF IN THE BIOL. STATION OFFICE, 2541 CHEM.
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