The University of Michigan is a public university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and founded in 1817. It currently enrolls 26,208 undergraduate and 15,466 graduate students.
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Introduction to Plant Biology (Biology 230, 4 credits)
This course will provide a broad, integrated overview of plant biology including economic and environmental aspects.
Web Link: Ethnobotany (EEB 455)
Ethnobotany is an integrated course utilizing an ecological framework to explore the botany, mycology, anthropology, natural resource management, history, linquistics, and American Indian studies of the human-plant relationships. This course provides an intensive Northern Michigan field botany/mycology experience, followed by an applied ecology laboratory experience to test the constraints and opportunities of specific plants and fungi. Lectures explore the cultural use of plants from a local to global perspective, with a focus on Great Lakes American Indian perspective. Students will learn to identify, classify, harvest, and culturally process many of the Northern Michigan plants utilized for food, medicines, crafts, cordage, firewood, teas, smudging/smoking, and ceremonies during pre- and post- European-American contact. Local American Indian cultural experts will provide several guest lectures and/or applied workshops.