Plants and People - An Introduction to Ethnobotany

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The study of the interaction between plants and humans is ethnobotany, from ‘ethno’ (the study of people) and ‘botany’ (the study of plants). It is an interdisciplinary subject which can also include elements of anthropology, human geography, biological conservation, pharmacology and nutrition. This is an introductory course that looks at ethnobotany from a world perspective. It also explores the relationship between plants and Māori in New Zealand/Aotearoa while looking at comparable examples of traditional botanical and ecological knowledge found in other indigenous and local cultures.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    20
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    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Trimester 2 2019 Print only
  • Workload

    Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. 

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

Topics covered include

  • how plants influence human culture
  • the relationship between ethnobotany and biological conservation
  • traditional methods of managing and harvesting plants
  • the use of plants by Māori for food, medicines, fibre and construction; and
  • intellectual and cultural property rights issues.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Lecturer / Tutor

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree
  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Trimester 2 2019 Print only
  • Workload

    Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. 

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying