Plant Life, Human Life

Course Code: NATS 1565 A 3.0

Instructor's Name: Jill Lazenby

Course Description:

The plant world is essential for human life, and shapes human culture. Plants are food, fuel and raw materials. They transform and sustain the soil, air and water of our ecosystems. They produce molecules that are the active ingredients in herbal medicine, modern pharmacology and psychoactive drugs. Humans alter plants using breeding and biotechnology, and use them to enhance their environments and their cultural activities. Using introductory concepts from the life sciences, this course explores these vital relationships between humans and plants.

Course Format:

Three lecture hours per week and one hour online exercise per week.

Course Credit Exclusions:

This course is not open to any student who has passed or is taking SC/BIOL 1000.

Mathematical Content:

Minimal simple arithmetical calculation at about the Grade 10 level.

Course Outlines:

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