BOT 105: Ethnobotany

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
The scientific study of the interaction between human culture and plants, including the interrelationship of botany, socio-economics, belief systems and history that have shaped the cultural uses of plants in Hawai‘i, as well as Asia or the Pacific. Lecture/field trip course with service-learning option.
Course Outcomes
  • Identify plants of major importance in various aspects of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Island cultures.
  • Utilize the plants for food, medicine, and other material goods.