2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Medicinal Botany: An Introduction


Fall 2012 quarter

Marja Eloheimo ethnobotany, environmental and cultural anthropology, plant studies
Fields of Study
botany, cultural studies, environmental studies and health
Preparatory for studies or careers in
botany and botanical medicine, education, environmental studies, cultural studies, health-related fields

In this 6-credit course, students will gain an introduction to medicinal plants with a focus on plant identification and morphology (botany), medicinal concepts and practices (botanical medicine), botanical art, and engaging with plants in the Longhouse Ethnobotanical Garden. Students will also explore selected topics such as cultural approaches to herbalism, experience/research, medicine making, body systems, seasonal health, and nature journaling. Activities include lectures, workshops, reading, seminar, and projects. This course is appropriate for students with interests in botany, environmental studies, health, cultural studies, and botanical medicine.

Advertised Schedule
9:30a-5:30p Sat, 9:30a-12:30p Sun (Sep 29 & 30; Oct 13 & 14, 27 & 28; Nov 10 & 11; Dec 1 & 2) On-line class during the four alternate weekends
Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online
Greener Store
Required Fees
$35 for workshop supplies
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
March 29th, 2012 This course has been moved to spring quarter. See new listing there.