|Thu||08/12/10||Intro||1. Introduction to Ethnobotany.
Lee Ling: Chapter one
Balick: Chapter one
|Tues||08/17/10||Add end||Botany||2. SVP hike. Outdoor.
Primitive and less complex plants
field hike: Monilophyta: Mosses,
WET MUDDY STEEP.
Lee Ling: Chapter two
Balick: Chapter eight 217 – 251
|Thurs||08/19/10||Ethnogarden||Outdoor. Finding the plants:
Tall razor grass will cut your legs and hands.
Merremia peltata will stain your clothes.
Machetes will be used.
Sweaty. Hot. Wet. Muddy.
1. Tour of the garden as a group
to learn the locations of the plants in the garden
and to cover the garden cleaning ground rules.
2.Clean-up around the plants.
3. Learn the local and Latin names of the plants.
|Tues||08/24/10||Botany||Preparation for group presentations on
cyanobacteria, mosses, monilophytes.
|Thurs||08/26/10||Class lists||Botany||Group presentations cyanobacteria,
mosses (bryophytes), monilophytes.
|Tues||08/31/10||Ethnography||3. Healing plants walk. Outdoor field trip.
Plants that heal us.
Traditional and medicinal plants of Pohnpei
garden at Pohnpei state campus.
Lee Ling: Chapter three
Balick: Chapter seven
|Thurs||09/02/10||Grad app||Botany||Plant collecting process.
Outdoor: a walk through the living herbarium.
|Tues||09/07/10||Ethnography||Healing plant individual presentations|
|Thurs||09/09/10||Ethnography||Healing plant individual presentations|
|Thurs||09/16/10||Botany||4. Outdoor field trip:
Gymnosperms, plants with economic value.
Pohnpei Pwunso Kolonia botanic garden
road trip and walk.
Lee Ling: Chapter four
Balick: page 220
Prevention of ghost diseases by honoring the
dead through respectful cleaning of a cemetery.
Sweaty. Hot. Wet. Muddy. Meet at the cemetery!
|Thurs||09/23/10||Botany||Preparation for gymnosperm presentations.
Determine food groups food presentations.
|Tues||09/28/10||Botany||Group presentations: gymnosperms|
|Thurs||09/30/10||Ethnography||Island Food Presentation?|
|Tues||10/05/10||Ethnography||5. Haruki food plants walk.
Outdoor: Plants that feed us.
Planning session for food presentations.
A walk and talk on campus.
Lee Ling: Chapter five
Balick: Chapters two, three, four, five
|Thurs||10/07/10||Middef||Ethnography||Plants as food:
Each cultural group brings a traditional food
to share. Group presentation with food.
|Tues||10/12/10||Ethnogarden||Outdoor: Cleaning up the garden!
A chance to learn the plants.
Sweaty. Hot. Wet. Muddy. Review also test one plants. Note that J. sambac gives away its name in at least two local languages.
|Thurs||10/14/10||Ethnography||6. Outdoor field walk:
Angiosperms: Vegetative morphology
A walk from the ethnobotanical garden
to the oahs: the family with the
largest leaves on the planet.
Lee Ling: Chapter six
Balick: Chapter eight, pages 251 – 512
|Tues||10/19/10||Ethnography||7. Material culture:
Plants that shelter us, transport us, and
decorate our bodies, homes, and gardens.
Location to be determined and announced.
Lee Ling: Chapter seven
Balick: Chapter eight pages
228, 229, 255, 265, 291, 293, 294, 304, 305, 322,
326, 327, 346, 347, 350, 351, 398, 408, 429, 443,
476, 481, 482, 484
|Thurs||10/21/10||Ethnography||Traditional materials experience: thatching
Balick: Pages 263, 265, 267, 268
|Tues||10/26/10||Ethnography||Material culture individual presentations|
|Thurs||10/28/10||Ethnography||Material culture individual presentations|
|Tues||11/02/10||Botany||8. Outdoor field walk: Angiosperms:
Floral morphology. Sketch flowers.
Floral formulas. Floral SVG handout.
[Reminder: one week to brint a fruit to eat]
[Share a plant story in a week and a half]
Lee Ling: Chapter eight
|Thurs||11/04/10||Botany||9. Let 'em eat fruit!
Bring an edible fruit to share with the class.
The third morphological component in
the trio leaves, flowers, and fruit.
Lee Ling: Chapter nine
|Tues||11/16/10||Ethnography||Religious uses and significance of plants.
Plants in religion.
|Thurs||11/18/10||Ethnography||10. Plants that entertain us.
Memes and Areca catechu.
Entering other worlds lecture:
Five types of psychoactive substances.
Lee Ling: Chapter ten
Balick: Chapter six
Chemistry and Uses, Legends
Balick: Chapter six
Lee Ling: Sakau ceremony purposes
|Thurs||11/25/10||Ethnography||Field Trip: Kava cultural ceremony|
|Tues||11/30/10||Ethnogarden||Outdoor: Clidemia hirta (riahpen rot)
Extremely muddy, very wet, itchy.
Coconut oil a must. Gloves recommended!
|Thurs||12/02/10||Ethnogarden||Outdoor work. Sweaty. Hot. Wet. Muddy
Ethnobotanical garden: Cleaning the garden
and reviewing for the final.
|Tues||12/07/10||Ethnobotany||4:20 to 6:20 A field practical final in the
ethnobotanical garden identifying the plants
and their uses.
|Botanic studies||Ethnographic experiences|
|1. Most primitive, least evolved:
More complex, more evolved
2. Primitive plants
Mosses: spore capsules, spores, sperm, eggs
lycopodium: cones, spores, sperm, eggs
ferns: sori, spores, sperm, eggs
4. Seeded non-flowering plants :
gymnosperms: cones, pollen, naked seeds
Most complex, evolved
Seeded flowering plants
6. vegetative morphology: leaf shapes
8. floral morphology: flower shapes
|3. Healing plants
Plants that heal us
5. Food plants
Plants that feed us
7. Material culture plants
Plants that provide shelter, transportation, clothing, and that decorate our bodies, homes, and gardens
10. Sacred plants
Plants that entertain, inspirit , and enrapture us, plants that inspire legends.
|Attendance policy: Students who are absent for more than four classes will be automatically dropped from the course . A late is one third of an absence. Thus any combination of absences and lates that exceeds four will result be dropped. Attendance and participation are essential to success in this class. Come to class prepared with your "yam, sakau, and pig" (having read the text and prepared to take notes and learn or give a presentation) and you will do well. If you are absent or unprepared, then your "title" may get "jumped" (your grade may be negatively affected). This class is all about actively being here.|
|Field trips, hikes, and outings: Rain or shine, on and off trail. Hikes over difficult, steep, muddy, and slippery terrain are conducted. Outdoor work days are in pouring rain or hot sun and involve sharp objects such as machetes. Plants grow where they want to, not where it is convenient for us. Plant knowledge gained on hikes is testable material: Ethnobotany is a listen, watch, and learn field!|
|Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons, or by appointment or walk in.|
|No betelnut chewing in class due to college regulations. No food, drink, or gum in the science laboratories.|
|Do not write on the tables, open the taps, or otherwise touch the equipment in the laboratory unless so instructed. Please do not carve your names into anything.|
|Assessment: Tests and examinations include coverage of student learning outcomes on outline. Some outcomes are assessed via presentations. Grade is based on participation in course activities, performing presentations, and achievement on tests. Being here and being an active participant are crucial to success in this course.|
|Ethnobotanical individual presentations include an individual oral presentation.|
|Healing plants presentation: bring the plant. Material culture: bring the item.|
|Some students will have to work with the instructor to find suitable material for presentations.|
|The presentation of a traditional food is done as a group. Each culture presents a single food, bringing that food to share with the class.|
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