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Economic Botany

Learning Modules

Syllabus 2013

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Catalog Description:

Study of plants and the link between plant structure and human’s use of plants.
Students will gain an understanding of the form and function of the plant body; plant
nomenclature; history of plant use; origins of economically important plants; use
of flowers and fruits for food and other purposes; use of roots, stems and leaves for food and other purposes. Spring, odd-numbered years. Recommended prerequisites: BIOL 128 (Introduction to Ethnobotany), 149 (General Biology 1) and 151 (General Botany).

3 credits: One hr. lecture, one 4-hr. lab.


Society of Economic Botany Meeting June 2009   see our SEB 2009 slideshow