AGSC 199 - Plants, People and Places

This course introduces students to the plants that affect people and places and to the uses of plants as sources of oxygen, food, beverages, herbs, spices, medicines, fiber, wood, shade, etc. Psychoactive, poisonous, and allergenic plants are included and so are ornamental and environmental plants. Students will learn effects of these plants on people, places, and society; past and present methods of modifying and studying plants; their morphological and anatomical structures as well as metabolic processes in connection with the uses. Laboratory exercises will require students to document activities digitally and submit reports with photos and videos to the course website. [Summer]

Contact hours: 3
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