botany

See biology and life sciences for more about how this subject is taught at Evergreen.

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2017–18
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
A Dyer's Garden: Growing, Creating, and Understanding Color SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
8
Advanced Research in Environmental Studies JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
0
Botany: Plants and People FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Bryophytes and Lichens of the Pacific Northwest JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Color Grows in the Garden I: Early Summer Intensive FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Color Grows in the Garden II: Late Summer Intensive FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Field Ecology JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Medicine Grows in the Garden: Intensive FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Plant Biology FR-SR
  • Summer
6
Plants in Motion FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture (Spring, Summer) FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Fall FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture FR-SR
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Summer
16
Tears of Duk'Wibahl: Exploration of Customary and Contemporary Indigenous Arts FR-SR
  • Summer
4, 8, 12
The Nature and Culture of Natural History FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Advanced Research in Environmental Studies JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
0
Botany: Plants and People FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Ecological Agriculture: The Science, Justice, and Policy of Food Systems SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
European Ethnobotany in Historical Context FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Gardens as Creative Non-Fiction FR-SR
  • Spring
12
Medicine of Community and Place FR-SR
  • Fall
8
Plants in Art, Word, and Healing SO-SR
  • Winter
8
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture (Fall) FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture (Spring, Summer) FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Summer
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Symbiosis JR-SR
  • Spring
16
The Fungal Kingdom JR-SR
  • Fall
16