Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    Mar 22, 2023  
Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PLBIO 2470 - Plants and People

Fall (offered alternate years). 3 credits. Student option grading.

M. Gandolfo.

The course explores the economic and agricultural importance of plants to people. Topics include the roles of plants as sources of food, shelter, fiber, and medicines, as well as the cultural and historical aspects of economic botany, and will instill an appreciation of our connection with plants.

Outcome 1: Gain an appreciation for the connection between plants and people in our everyday lives.

Outcome 2: Explain the fundamental concepts of the value of plants within different areas (agriculture, medicine, etc.).

Outcome 3: Explain the interactions among plants, people and the biosphere.

Outcome 4: Explain the role of people and plants in relationship to climate change.

Outcome 5: Master the basic principles of economic botany.

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