2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Medicinal Botany in Spring: Flowers and Fruit

Spring quarter

Faculty: Marja Eloheimo ethnobotany, environmental and cultural anthropology, plant studies

Fields of Study: botany, environmental studies and health

Spring: CRN (Credit) Level 30249 (4)  

Credits: 4(S)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


In this course, students gain an introduction to botanical, artistic, seasonal, and medicinal dimensions of flowers and fruits through exploring their functions and forms; drawing, pressing, and incorporating them into art; maintaining a nature journal of spring plant observations; cultivating plant identification skills in the field and laboratory; considering harvest and processing of medicinal plants in spring; and discovering medicinal plants for the first aid and the digestive system.  Activities include lectures, workshops, reading, seminar, and an individual project.  This course is appropriate for students with interests in botany, environmental studies, health, and botanical medicine.

Maximum Enrollment: 36

Advertised Schedule: 3-5:30p Tue/Thu for 8 weeks

Required Fees: $35 for workshop supplies

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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