2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Medicinal Botany in Winter: Stems and Roots

Winter quarter

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

Fields of Study: botany, environmental studies and health

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20272 (4)  

Credits: 4(W)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


In this course, students gain an introduction to botanical, artistic, seasonal, and medicinal dimensions of stems and roots through exploring their functions and forms; drawing, and incorporating them into art (specifically basketweaving); maintaining a nature journal of winter plant observations; cultivating winter plant identification skills; considering a place for botanical medicine in home and kitchen; and discovering medicinal plants for the urinary and nervous systems.  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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