Human life, health, and civilization depend on plants. This course introduces basic plant biology, the role of plants in natural ecosystems, and the various uses of plants in both traditional cultures and in developed countries. Topics include the medicinal uses of plants, domestication of plants for agriculture, biotechnology and plant conservation. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Does not count toward upper-division credits required for the major.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; BU SCI; AS NSM