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EVRN 542 Ethnobotany

EVRN 542.  Ethnobotany.  3 Credits.   S   

Course will involve lectures and discussion of Ethnobotany - the mutual relationship between plants and traditional people. Research from both the field of anthropology and botany will be incorporated in this course to study the cultural significance of plant materials. The course has 7 main areas of focus: 1) Methods in Ethnobotanical Study; 2) Traditional Botanical Knowledge - knowledge systems, ethnolinguistics; 3) Edible and Medicinal Plants of North America (focus on North American Indians); 4) Traditional Phytochemistry - how traditional people made use of chemical substances; 5) Understanding Traditional Plant Use and Management; 6) Applied Ethnobotany; 7) Ethnobotany in Sustainable Development (focus on medicinal plant exploration by pharmaceutical companies in Latin America). (Same as ANTH 582 and ISP 542.) Prerequisite: EVRN 142, EVRN 145, EVRN 148, ANTH 150/151, ANTH 160/162/360 or permission of instructor.

Minor in Environmental Studies

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Why study environmental studies? The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Kansas, established in 1971, is one of the oldest environmental studies programs in the country. The KU Environmental Studies Program provides a rigorous interdisciplinary education and stimulates exchange concerning the environment from natural science, social science, and humanities perspectives.  Learning Pathways , thematic areas of study that match student interest to the environmental expertise of our faculty, are a key aspect of our unique program.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Environmental Studies

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The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Kansas, established in 1971, is one of the oldest environmental studies programs in the country. The KU Environmental Studies Program provides a rigorous interdisciplinary education and stimulates exchange concerning the environment from natural science, social science, and humanities perspectives.  Learning Pathways , thematic areas of study that match student interest to the environmental expertise of our faculty, are a key aspect of our unique program.

Bachelor of Arts in Geology

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...3 EVRN 332 Environmental Law (prerequisite: EVRN 148...541 Geomorphology 4 GEOL 542 Energy and Society...