botany

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

How to Create 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 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Botany: Plants and People FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Color Grows in the Garden FR-SR
  • Summer
4
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
Introduction to Scientific Illustration FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Medicine Grows in the Garden FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Medicine of Community and Place FR-SR
  • Fall
8
Plant Biology FR-SR
  • Summer
6
Plants in Art, Word, and Healing SO-SR
  • Winter
8
Practice of Organic Farming FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture (Fall) FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Winter
16
Symbiosis JR-SR
  • Spring
16
The Fungal Kingdom JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Botany SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Comparative Eurasian Foodways: A Cultural, Agricultural, and Gastronomic Odyssey SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Deserts JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Ecology, Genetics, and Biodiversity of Riparian Ecosystems JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Farm to Table SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Forests JR-SR
  • Fall
16
From the Ground Up: Writing Natural History SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
8
General Biology: Cells, Populations, and Ecosystems FR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Picturing Plants JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Plant Chemical Ecology: The Secret Life of Plants JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Entrepreneurial Culture and Agriculture FR-SR
  • Spring
16
The Dyer's Art: Understanding, Creating, and Growing Color FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
8