ENVIRON 243 - Topics in Environmental Natural Science
Section: 001 Plants and People
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Plants are an integral part of everyday life and make up the majority of what we eat, what we wear, and what we live in. The relationships between plants and people have varied greatly through time and across cultures, and have markedly changed in the past century due to increased globalization and the ‘green revolution.’ In this course students will explore the unique role plants have played, and still play, in our food, religion, economics, medicine, and a variety of other areas in our everyday lives.

Course Requirements:

Student learning will be assessed with in-class and homework assignments, participation in lecture, and two midterms and a final exam. Students will also have a project investigating the interaction between plants and people in various cultures.

Intended Audience:

This is an introductory course with no prerequisites. Undergraduate students in the Program in the Environment, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and related disciplines are welcome to enroll. This course would be appropriate for students fulfilling the food minor in PitE.

Class Format:

Two lectures per week including in-class exercises and discussions.

ENVIRON 243 - Topics in Environmental Natural Science
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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