2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Medicinal Botany in Spring

Spring 2012 quarter

Marja Eloheimo ethnobotany, environmental and cultural anthropology, plant studies
Fields of Study
botany, cultural studies, environmental studies and health
Preparatory for studies or careers in
This course is appropriate for students with interests in botany, environmental studies, health, cultural studies and botanical medicine.
Successful completion of Medicinal Botany: An Introduction; or equivalent. If not a continuing student, submit letter to faculty describing relevant background. 
In this 6-credit course designed to follow “Medicinal Botany: An Introduction,” students will explore medicinal plants in spring with a focus on spring plant identification and flower morphology (botany), medicinal concepts and practices (botanical medicine), botanical drawing and nature journaling (art), and working with plants in the Longhouse Ethnobotanical Garden. Students will also examine selected topics such as community herbalism, creating informative plant art, medicine making, the digestive system, cultural perspectives on health in spring, and ethnobotanical garden care. Activities include lectures, workshops, reading, seminar, and projects. This course is designed for students with background and interests in at least one of the following: botany, environmental studies, health, cultural studies and botanical medicine.
Advertised Schedule
9:30a-5:30p Sat, 9:30a-12:30p Sun (Apr. 7, 15, 21-22, May 5-6, 19-20, 26-27)
Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online
Greener Store
Required Fees
$35 for workshop supplies
Offered During