Biology 298. Experimental Courses
Humans use plants for food (grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables), drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), fiber (linen, cotton, hemp), drugs (medicinal and recreational), religious rituals (incense to entheogens), construction, and biofuel. The biodiversity of economically important plants, ethnobotany, agriculture, genetic engineering, how plants have shaped human history, and the anatomical, biochemical, and evolutionary traits of plants that shape their use will be covered. Labs and field trips will supplement material learned in class. Students may petition to have this course count toward the Food Connection.
Prerequisite: Bio 101 or Bio 111 or Bio 112 or AP Bio credit or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:50
Lab: Thursday 2:00-5:00 (longer on field trip days)