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BIO-170 Foundations of Ethnobotany

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits

Foundations of Ethnobotany provides students with a broad survey of the major areas of study within the discipline of ethnobotany. Topics include: folk taxonomy, plant identification and ecology, origins of agriculture, traditional foodways, phytomedicinals, fibre technologies, and plants and community. Global indigenous experiences will be used to illustrate course material and when possible, examples from Pacific Northwest cultures will be included. The laboratory component of this course illustrates and further explores lecture topics.


  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment;
  • Take BIO-170L

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