933337 Ethnobotany - introduction
- Semester hours
- Lecturer (assistant)
- Pirker, Heidemarie
- Division of Organic Farming (IFÖL)
- Offered in
- Sommersemester 2018
- Languages of instruction
Ethnobotany forms a sub-discipline of ethnobiology research. Ethnobotany describes, analyses and explains the interaction between people and plants. This includes the cultivation, harvest and use of plants for e.g. food, medicine, construction, craft and customs.
Definition of terms, concepts and theories related to ethnobotany and its relevance for the sustainable management of natural plant resources.
This lecture is required for being admitted as participant to the course “Research and Application of Ethnobotany” (933.016).
Workload of 50 working hours (2 ECTS)
- Previous knowledge expected
Good knowledge of English language
- Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)
By completing this course, you will:
become acquainted with definitions of terms related to ethnobotany
get familiar with concepts and theories related to ethnobotany
learn about the application of ethnobotany on topics based on various case studies e.g. migration, wild plants presented in the course
know the most influential journals, working groups and websites dealing with ethnobotany
discuss and understand the relevance of the taught theories and concepts for the sustainable management of natural plant resources.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.