OEB 59. Plants and Human Affairs


  • Professor: Charles Davis
  • Term: Spring
  • Days: M, W
  • Time: 1:30-2:45PM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 143445
  • Subject Area: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

An introduction to the uses of plants by humans. Topics include the form, structure, and genetics of plants related to their use as sources of food, shelter, fiber, flavors, beverages, drugs, and medicines. Plant structure and reproduction are studied in lecture and laboratory with a particular focus on relationships between the plant's structural, chemical, or physiological attributes and the utility plant.

Prerequisite: OEB10 or permission of the instructor