Alma College is a private, liberal arts college located in Alma, Michigan, one hour north of the state capital of Lansing, in the center of the lower peninsula. Nearly 1,500 students are enrolled.


The following are courses offered by the Sociology and Anthropology Department of Alma College.

Ethnobotany: Plants and People (SOA 216)
Ethnobotanical and paleoethnobotanical approach to relationships between plants and human culture. Philosophical, ethical and technological perspectives of traditional and Western attitudes toward human-plant interactions. Issues of land-use rights, biodiversity, global stewardship and intellectual property rights. Combined lecture and seminar format.

Medical Ethnobotany- Amazon (BIO 380C-01- 4 credits)
This is a lecture based course that includes a laboratory or field experience. Topics vary each semester to cover a variety of biology techniques. This course was taught in the spring of 2012.

For more information, contact Mary Theresa Bonhage-Freund, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Alma College