HLTH190-000: Freshman Seminar Human Health

Topic: Health and the Natural World

January 10, 2017 - April 24, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
1:00pm - 2:15pm
1462 Clifton Rd 123
Quave, Cassandra
Appropriate for First Year students.

Seminar on various human health topics.

As part of a new Emory initiative, this is one of a number of Freshman seminars that emphasizes the nature of evidence. For more information: http://evidence.emory.edu/in-the-news/evidence-focused-courses.html

We will examine evidence from several perspectives. Using observations of nature, we will explore the human-nature interface as it relates to human health. We will consider not only the role of plants in food and medicine, but will also explore the less tangible aspects of the natural world and its impact on human sense of place and community, as well as connectivity to our world.

  1. Plotkin, M.J.
    Tales of a Shaman´┐Ż??s Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Forest
  2. Balick, M. and P. Cox. P.
    Plants, People and Culture: The Science of Ethnobotany

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