North Carolina State University is located in Raleigh, NC. This institution was founded in 1887 and currently enrolls approximately 23,600 undergraduate and 8,300 graduate students.
Plants and Civilization (PB 213, 3 credits)
Economic social, political, religious, and medical roles of plants and plant products in human civilization. Foods, beverages, drugs, fibers, oils, latexes, religious symbols and elements.
Medicinal Plants (PB 215, 3 credits)
Plants and their derived pharmaceuticals in Western medicine and in herbal medicine.
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Plants in Folklore, Myth, and Religion (PB 219, 3 credits)
The structural and functional biology of plants and cultural inclusions in folklore, myth, and religion. The myth/religion-plant-human culture nexus. Mythical and religious themes covered, but not limited to, are: the world tree and cosmic order; plants and the creation of Earth; the unity of plants and divine entities; the tree of life; life-giving waters and human immortality; human descent from plants; origin of food plants from humans; plants of witchcraft and magic; psychoactive plants and access to deities; solidarity between humans and plants; death and resurrection of plants and humans.