PLHRT 2150

PLHRT 2150

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Few major food, medicinal, ornamental and industrial crops are native to North America. From coffee and tea, to rubber and quinine, this course explores the social, political, and economic factors associated with the movement of plants from their indigenous homes to the West, and the institutions most closely associated with those migrations.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PLBIO 2470 is recommended.

  • Articulate how the global movement of plants over the last five centuries has significant impacted the treatment of indigenous people; trans-migration of populations; medical practices; and eating habits; and plants we favor.
  • Relate historic approaches regarding the breeding and movement of crops to current practices, and identify positive and negative aspects of each.
  • Better appreciate all that's involved in the trans-continental movement of crops from both economic and human scales.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3881 PLHRT 2150   LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: PLBIO 2470, Plants and People, is recommended.