Nov 29, 2023  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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BIOL 407 - Plants and Civilization

Plants occupy a central role in the establishment and maintenance of human civilizations. This course examines the historical and current uses of plants in human societies. Included are subjects such as the origins of agriculture, plants used for spices and flavorings, plants in religion, plants used as hallucinogenic drugs, medicinal plants, plants used in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages, plants used in the construction of shelters, the influence of plants on the quality of the environment, and special case studies of plants that changed the course of human history.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisites: [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164]
Corequisite: BIOL 407L

3 cr

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