covers plants and their influence on global culture and history including:
plant domestication and agriculture;
plant biogeography and human migration;
plant use in religious, medical and shamanic traditions; and
cultural aspects of plant conservation.
Botany 105 had its FGC status renewed, effective the Spring Semester 2014 for a five-year period. It may be used to meet part of the UH Manoa core requirements. FG (Global and Multi-cultural Perspectives) courses provide thematic treatments of global processes and cross-cultural interactions from a variety of perspectives. This course is in category C ; it means that the time line is from prehistory to modern times (http://www.catalog.hawaii.edu/corerequirements/core-req.htm; Botany 105 is not listed in the 2013-2014 catalog because the course renewal was not effective until Spring 2014).
Plants provide us with food, beverage, medicine, clothing, housing, religion and
Agriculture is a relatively recent development in human
All people on earth must interact with plants in order to survive. Ethnobotany has been identified as "the science of survival" for the future of life on earth.
Explore the global and local (Hawai'i) past, present. and future of plants in our lives through the study of ethnobotany.
(Photos by G. D. Carr, R. Lani Stemmermann, and Kim W. Bridges)
(March 24, 2014, A.K. Chock)