120.219 Plants and People (15 credits)

Plants as sources of food and beverage, medicine, fibres and dyes, with emphasis on their origin, domestication and the role of plant breeding to improve plants for human use. The physiological effects of active plant compounds on the body. The cultural and geographic origins of commercially important plants.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s):
    General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 100 level

Expected prior learning Requirements help

  • In order to be successful in this course, it is recommended that students will have passed first year biology and chemistry courses (e.g., 162.101, 123.104). Students are also recommended to take on of the courses Plant Biology (120.101) or Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture (119.120), which provide an excellent background.

Offerings Offerings help

Year Semester Mode Location
2021 Summer School Distance
2022 Semester Two full semester Internal Manawatu Campus
2022 Semester Two full semester Distance