Undergraduate Course: Elective: ethnobotany (ARCH09015)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Indicative course content
What is ethnobotany? Diversity and development of folk taxonomies. Plants, people and the domestic economy. Plants, people and food (paleoethnobotany and the rise of agriculture). Plants, people and health (Traditional and modern systems of plant medicine). Plants, people and culture influence of plants in religion, exploration, trade, slavery and war. Plants for our future. Securing the genetic heritage and sustainable agriculture systems. Scottish ethnobotany case study.
Aims of course
1 This module is designed to provide students with an appreciation and understanding of ethnobotany. Students will learn how plants are critical to the lives of people and society.
Mode of delivery
A lecture based module.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between plants and people.
- demonstrate an understanding of the sustainable use of plant resources and their conservation.
- demonstrate an understanding of the use of laboratory techniques to evaluate plant material for potential utilisation.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Campbell-Culver, M (2001) Origin of Plants: the people & the plants that have shaped Britain. Headline, London. Robinette, G O (1972) Plants, people & environmental quality. Dept. of Interior. Rackham, O (1976) Trees & woodland in the British landscape. Dent. Rackham, O (2003) Ancient woodland: its history, vegetation & uses in England. Castlepoint. Tuxill, J & Nabhan, J & Paul, G (2001) People, Plants, & Protected Areas: a guide to in situ management. Earthscan, London.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Landscape Institute criteria: physical and natural environment.
|Keywords||SOCIETY,SUSTAINABILITY,PLANT UTILISATION AND CONSERVATION
|Course organiser||Mr Kenneth Fraser
Tel: (0131 6)51 5799
|Course secretary||Mrs Karen Biggar
Tel: (0131 6)51 5803