SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany fall 2021

SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany syllabus and calendar Calendar of topics and laboratories for SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany Tuesday A101 3:30 Thursday A101 3:30 01 17 Aug Ethnobotany 001 Course introduction▶️ One📖 19 Aug Tech in ethnobotany ▶️ Bring mobile phone to class: iNat intro▶️ Text 📖 Flora 🌺 Canvas ⭕ iNat 🌿 02 24 Aug 020 An introduction to SVP🎞️ Two📖 26 Aug 020 Seedless vascular plants walk▶️ 🌿 moss 🌿 lyco 🌿 fern 03 31 Aug 030 Healing plants playlist▶️ 030 Healing plants walk Paies Three📖 02 Sep 030 Healing plant presentations in class 🌿 healing plant presented 04 07 Sep Test one 09 Sep 040 Gymno, timber, spice tree intro Four 📖 05 14 Sep 040 Pwunso botanic garden field trip ▶️ 🌲 gymno, 🌿 timber, 🌿 spice 16 Sep Bring smartphone logged onto WiFi 🌿 iNaturalist walk 06 21 Sep 050 Island Food Community field trip Food plants introduction▶️ Five📖 23 Sep Higan walk on campus 07 28 Sep 050 Ethnobotanical food presentations 🌿 food plant presented ▶️ ▶️ 30 Sep 060 Angiosperm introduction 08 05 Oct 060 Vegetative morphology walk ▶️ 🌿 monocot leaf, 🌿 dicot leaf Six📖 07 Oct Test two 09 12 Oct 070 Material culture introduction▶️ Seven📖 14 Oct Thatching activity at gym! 🌿 a plant, any plant, used for thatch 10 19 Oct Material culture presentations 🌿 plant used for material culture presentation 21 Oct 080 Floral meanings and morphology▶️ Eight📖 🌾 monocot flower, 🌸 dicot flower 11 26 Oct 090 Angiosperms: fruit types▶️ Nine📖 🍍 monocot fruit, 🍋 dicot fruit 28 Oct Test three 12 02 Nov Invasive species information🎞️ 04 Nov Invasive species walk 🌿 invasive species 13 09 Nov 100 Shinrin yoku▶️ Ten📖 11 Nov Veteran's Day 14 16 Nov 102 Sacred plants introduction▶️ 18 Nov Plants in legends and stories presentations ▶️ 🌿 plant in legend presentation 15 23 Nov Psychoactive plants introduction 25 Nov Psychoactive plant: Betel nut▶️ 16 30 Nov Psychoactive sacred ceremonial plant:Piper methysticum▶️ 02 Dec Test four 17 07 Dec Last day of class: field walk and review 09 December Test five: field final

▶️ icons are links to a video in support of the section
📖 are links to the relevant chapter of the textbook
⭕ is a test in Canvas

Course structure

Botanic studiesEthnographic experiences
1. 010 Most primitive, least evolved: cyanobacteria
More complex, more evolved
2. 020 Primitive plants: Mosses: spore capsules, spores, sperm, eggs; Monilophytes [ferns]: sori, spores, sperm, eggs; Lycophytes: cones, spores, sperm, eggs
4. 040 Seeded non-flowering plants: Gymnosperms: cones, pollen, naked seeds
Most complex, most evolved: Seeded flowering plants (Angiosperms):
6. 060 vegetative morphology: leaf shapes
8. 080 floral morphology: flower shapes
9. 090 fruit types
3. 030 Healing plants: Plants that heal us
5. 050 Food plants: Plants that feed us
7. 070 Material culture plants: Plants that provide shelter, transportation, clothing, and that decorate our bodies, homes, and gardens
10. 100 Sacred plants: Plants that entertain, inspirit,and enrapture us,plants that inspire legends.


Program learning outcomes:
GE 3.4 Define and explain the concepts, principles, and theories of a field of science.
GE 4.2 Demonstrate knowledge of the major cultural issues of a person's own culture as well as other cultures.
MSP 2 Demonstrate proficiency in the geographical, historical, and cultural literacy of the Micronesian region.
Course learning outcomes:
1. Identify local plants, their reproductive strategies, and morphology.
1.1 Identify local plants by local and scientific names.
1.2 Compare and contrast the distinguishing reproductive characteristics of different phyla of plants including mosses, seedless vascular plants, gymnosperms, and angiosperms.
1.3 Label the key morphological features of the different phyla of plants including mosses, seedless vascular plants, gymnosperms, and angiosperms including the morphology of the reproductive structures.
2. Communicate and describe the cultural use of local plants for healing, as food, as raw materials, and in traditional social contexts.
2.1 Communicate and describe the healing uses of local plants and the cultural contexts in which that healing occurs.
2.2 Communicate and describe the food uses of local plants and engage and describe the production processes
2.3 Communicate and describe the use of plants for transportation, for shelter, and in other material culture applications.
2.4 Engage in activities that explore the use, role, and importance of psychoactive plants within their traditional ceremonial cultural contexts.