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2019-2020 Online Catalog 
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BIO 113 - Plants, People, and Society

The course studies how, why, and where plants grow and the direct and indirect effects they have on diverse cultures around the world. Life on Earth, including human life, depends on green plants. The development of civilization has paralleled the use and domestication of plants for food, fiber, medicine, fuel, and ornamentation. Students will learn how the use of plants has shaped the modern world and the civilizations from which our societies have evolved. Emphasis will be placed on current events related to plant science and society, including but not limited to plants as sources of medicine and how plants can feed an ever-increasing human population.
Prerequisite: ENG 097  , if required
Co-requisite: BIOL 113  
3 lecture and 3 laboratory hours per week
4 credit hours