Systemic Botany and Ethnobotany

This module aims to introduce students to systematic and ethnobotany, specifically classification and evolution, plant taxonomy, and identification, with an emphasis on ecologically and economically important families, genera, and species. Emphasis is also given to document, describe, and explain complex relationships between cultures and (uses of) plants. Focus is on understanding plant knowledge process and how the uses of plants have shaped past cultural developments, to develop an appreciation for the critical roles of plants in the society and to become aware of the roles that plants and their management play for a sustainable future. Students will also learn about preparing and preserving herbarium specimens.
Course Number: BBOT301
Units: 3.0