ES 421

Ethnobotany: Plants and Human Cultures

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: ES 416

An introduction to the study of the relationship between plants and human cultures, with a focus on the indigenous peoples and environments of northwestern North America. Use of plants as foods, materials and medicines, plant nomenclature and folk classification, and the role of plants in religion and mythology are topics covered. There will be one or more field trips.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ES 421, ES 416.


Undergraduate course in Environmental Studies offered by the School of Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Summer Fall Spring

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