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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.
General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 100 level
- 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, 119.154, 123.101, 123.171). The courses Biology of Plants (120.101) or Plants in Agriculture (283.101) provide an excellent background.
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