BIOL 3559 Ethnobotany | UNB

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Subject Course No. Credit Value
Biology BIOL 3559 Three (3) credit hours

Plants have been used by humans throughout history for food, shelter, recreation, and therapeutic purposes. This course serves as an introduction to ethnobotany, the study of human uses of, and relationships with, plants. Many types of uses are discussed, but the main focus is on plants with significant medical, poisonous, or psychoactive properties and their use by humans.

Instructor: Karsten Fatur (please contact the instructor for an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: BIOL 2063, BIOL 2068, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor
Recommended: BIOL 3083

Why take this course?

  • An introduction to a rapidly growing and fascinating field in the biological sciences.
  • An interdisciplinary approach to biological sciences with broad applications.
  • Valuable content for those interested in botany, chemistry, medicine, ecology, psychology of altered mental states, and anthropology/cultural studies.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 4 x Reading Responses (40% total)
  • 1 x Family Sheet Journal (30% total)
  • 1 x Final Paper (30% total)

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.