2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Medicinal Botany in Summer

Summer quarter

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

Fields of Study: botany, cultural studies, environmental studies, sustainability studies and visual arts

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40082 (8) First Session  

Credits: 8(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


In this 8-credit program, students will gain an introduction to medicinal plants in summertime, with particular focus on plant identification and morphology (botany), medicinal concepts and practices (botanical medicine), and botanical arts and nature journaling (art). Students will also explore selected aspects of such topics as approaches to cross-cultural herbalism, research and experience, bringing medicinal plants into our lives, and plants for summertime health. Activities include lectures, workshops, reading, seminar, field activities, and hands-on projects. This course is appropriate for students with interests in botany, environmental studies, health, education, and botanical medicine. 

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Advertised Schedule: 9a-5p Tue/Thu, 9a-noon Wed (Jun. 28 - Jul. 21)

Schedule Details: Note the later start date.

Required Fees: $45 for supplies, entrance fees, workshops

Preparatory for studies or careers in: botany, health-related fields, ecology, education, cultural studies, sustainability

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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