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[Plant-education] plants & man course development

Scott Shumway via plant-ed%40net.bio.net (by sshumway from wheatonma.edu)
Tue Sep 8 15:41:31 EST 2009

Plant Folks,

I would like to develop a new course with lab targeted primarily at 
non-science majors, but of interest to majors who might count it as what 
we call a "related course".  The course I envision is taught under 
various names, including "Plants and Human Affairs" (offered by Harvard 
since 1876), "plants and man",  "plants and humanity"...well, you know 
what I'm talking about.

I would like to collect syllabi for similar types of courses.  If anyone 
would like to share, I'd appreciate copies.  I'll also collect them and 
make them available to anyone else who might be interested.

I'm very interested in learning how labs are taught for such a course.

Suggestions of textbooks are welcome.  My favorite is "Economic Botany" 
by Simpson & Ogorzaly, but am not sure if it is still in print or if it 
is the right book for my class.

Thank you,

Scott Shumway
Professor of Biology
Wheaton College
Norton, MA 02766
sshumway from wheatonma.edu

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