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Day Date Fixed Ev Area Topic
Thu 06 Jan
Intro 1. Introduction to Ethnobotany. Cyanobacteria. Lee Ling: Chapter one Balick: Chapter one Notes on speech comm presentations Upgraded final
Tue 11 Jan Add end Botany 2. SVP hike. Outdoor. Primitive and less complex plants field hike: Monilophyta: Mosses, lycopodium, ferns WET MUDDY STEEP. Lee Ling: Chapter two Balick: Chapter eight 217 – 251
Thu 13 Jan Class lists Ethnogarden Outdoor. Cleaning up around and learning the plants of the Palikir Ethnobotanical garden. Merremia peltata can stain your clothes. Machetes and rakes will be used. Sweaty. Hot. Wet. Maybe 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. Tougher final.
Tue 18 Jan
Botany Preparation for group presentations on cyanobacteria, mosses, monilophytes.
Thu 20 Jan
Botany Group presentations cyanobacteria, mosses (bryophytes), monilophytes.
Tue 25 Jan
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
Thu 27 Jan
Botany Plant collecting process. Herbarium specimens. Outdoor: a walk through a living herbarium.
Tue 01 Feb Grad app Ethnography Healing plant individual presentations
Thu 03 Feb
Ethnography Healing plant individual presentations
Tue 08 Feb

Test One
Thu 10 Feb
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
Tue 15 Feb
Botany Preparation for gymnosperm presentations. Determine food groups food presentations.
Thu 17 Feb
Botany Group presentations: gymnosperms
Tue 22 Feb
Ethnography Island Food Presentation
Thu 24 Feb
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
Tue 01 Mar
Ethnography Plants as food: Each cultural group brings a traditional food to share. Group presentation with food.
Thu 03 Mar Middef Ethnogarden Outdoor: Cleaning up the garden! A chance to learn the plants. Sweaty. Hot. Wet. Muddy. Review also test one plants. Moss, Asplenium nidus , Cyclosorus maemonensis Nephrolepis spp, Clerodendrum inerme Jasminum sambac Melastoma malabathricum var. marianum Ocimum tenuiflorum, Premna serratifolia Scaevola taccada. Senna alata
Tue 08 Mar
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
Thu 10 Mar
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
Tue 15 Mar
Ethnography Material culture activity Balick: Pages 263, 265, 267, 268
Thu 17 Mar
Ethnography Material culture individual presentations
Tue 22 Mar
Ethnogarden Outdoor: Week of Ohigan. Japanese holiday of Shunbun no hi, vernal equinox day national holiday on Monday or Tuesday. Prevention of ghost diseases by honoring the dead through respectful cleaning of Japanese Haruki cemetery. Sweaty. Hot. Wet. Muddy. Meet at the cemetery!
Thu 24 Mar
Ethnography Material culture individual presentations
Tue 29 Mar
Botany 8. Outdoor field walk: Angiosperms: Floral morphology. Sketch flowers. Floral formulas. Floral SVG handout. [Reminder: one week to bring a fruit to eat] Lee Ling: Chapter eight
Thu 31 Mar Rahn en Tiahk
Tue 05 Apr
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
Thu 07 Apr

Test two
Tue 12 Apr
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
Thu 14 Apr
Ethnography Piper methysticum: Chemistry and Uses, Legends Balick: Chapter six Lee Ling: Sakau ceremony purposes
Tue 19 Apr
Ethnography Field Trip: Kava cultural ceremony
Thu 21 Apr Easter

Tue 26 Apr
Ethnogarden Outdoor: Clidemia hirta (Koster's curse, riahpen rot) pulling exercise. Extremely muddy, very wet, itchy. Coconut oil a must. Gloves recommended!
Thu 28 Apr
Ethnogarden Outdoor work. Sweaty. Hot. Wet. Muddy Ethnobotanical garden: Cleaning the garden and reviewing for the final.
Tue 03 May
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: cyanobacteria [algae] More complex, more evolved 2. Primitive plants Mosses: spore capsules, spores, sperm, eggs Monilophytes 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 angiosperms: 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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