Food, Medicine, and Drugs
Ethnobotany is the study of the use of plants by people. The subject includes the use of plants for food, fuel, beverages, medicine and ceremonial purposes by prehistoric cultures, the origins of agriculture from a hunter-gatherer culture, how different cultures use local plants, the uses of herbs and spices, modern foragining and modern economic botany. Students will learn through reading, library research, discussion and lab experiences. This course will not count in the Biology major. Prerequisite: MTH Placement MTH 115, or higher.