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BOTANY 446
HAWAIIAN ETHNOBOTANY
('ike  no'eau  i  nā  lā'au  like'ole  o  nā  kanaka  Hawai'i)
 
                                        Jan. 14, 2013 -May 8, 2013

                                    MW 11:30 a.m. - 12.20 p. m.[Lecture]
M 2:30 - 5:20 p.m.[Lab - please note time change]

St. John Plant Science Laboratory Room 402
     
The three (3) credit hours course, offered during the Spring Semester (January 14 - May 8, 2013), consists of two lectures and one laboratory.  Some stages of the two project assignments may be completed during some of the laboratory periods.  This class will be held in the St. John Plant Science Laboratory Building, room 402, with the lectures on Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 am to 12:20 p.m., and the laboratory on Monday, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
ETHNOBOTANY
is the study of the interactions and interrelationships of plants and people - how people affect plants, and how plants affect people.  It is an interdisciplinary science, and the term was originated by John W. Harshberger (Professor of Botany, University of Pennsylvania)  in 1895 to describe plants used by primitive and aboriginal people.  Today its meaning has evolved to include the interactions and interrelationships of all peoples and all plants, or in other words, how people affect plants, and how plants affect people.
HAWAIIAN ETHNOBOTANY (Botany 446) 
is involved primarily with the study of the plant material culture of the pre-contact Hawaiians (po'e kāhiko), and their relationships with and between plants, before the beginnings of globalization.  
Outside contact was initiated on Jan. 18, 1778, when Captain James Cook's ships, the HBM Resolution and the HBM Discovery, anchored near Waimea, Kaua'i.  Adaptations, changes, and modifications following globalization, and comparisons with other Pacific cultures, are also reviewed.