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Day Date Fixed Ev Area Topic
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,
lycopodium, ferns
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.
Herbarium specimens.
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
Tues 09/14/10

Test One
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
Tues 09/21/10
Ethnogarden Outdoor: Ohigan.
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.
  1. Moss
  2. Asplenium nidus
  3. Cyclosorus maemonensis
  4. Nephrolepis spp
  5. Clerodendrum inerme
  6. Jasminum sambac
  7. Melastoma malabathricum var. marianum
  8. Ocimum tenuiflorum
  9. Premna serratifolia
  10. Scaevola taccada
  11. Senna alata
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.
Angiosperms: fruits.
The third morphological component in
the trio leaves, flowers, and fruit.
Lee Ling: Chapter nine
Tues 11/09/10

Test two
Thurs 11/11/10

Veteran's Day
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
Tues 11/23/10
Ethnography Piper methysticum:
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)
pulling exercise.
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.

Sheet 2: Syllabus

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
9. fruits
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.
Course notes
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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