This course covers the concepts needed to understand medicinal plants from a broad scientific and cultural perspective. We will use a case study approach as a means of introducing the basic chemical concepts needed to understand the molecules in a plant and how they function. We'll also consider some concepts from pharmacology and related areas. To complete the picture we will look at the cultural origins of medicinal plant knowledge, the nature of scientific methods/scientific truth and the role of medicinal plants in different societies.
Not open to students with credit for any college chemistry course. May not be counted toward a major in chemistry. May not be taken pass/fail.
|Science and Mathematics||None. Not open to students with credit for any college chemistry course. May not be counted toward a major in chemistry.||1 course|