Plants & People (BIO-113)
Life on Earth, including humans, depends on green plants. The development of civilization has paralleled mankind's use and domestication of plants for food, fiber, medicine, fuel, and ornamentation. This course will study how, why, and where plants grow and the direct and indirect effects they have on diverse cultures around the world. Students will learn how the use of certain plants has shaped the modern world and the civilizations from which our societies have evolved. Emphasis will be placed on current events related to plant science and society, including, but not limited to, plants as sources of medicine and how plants can feed an ever-increasing human population. Will not fulfill the lab science requirement.