Humboldt State University enrolls nearly 8,000 student. It is located in Arcata, California.

Courses

Plants & Civilization (BOT 300, 3 credits)
Plants that have played important roles in our economic, social, and cultural development. Ethnobotanical aspects of edible, medicinal, and psychoactive plants.

Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 104, 3 credits)
World’s diverse cultures. Richness of human life in different times and places. Multicultural nature of today’s world.

Ethnobotany (Anthro 485)
This is a special topics course, which will include travel to the Klamath/Salmon River area for a weekend to meet with and learn from members of the Karuk Indigenous Basket Weavers and California Indian Basket Weavers Association. Participants in this course will interact one-on-one with the basket weavers and herbalists, collect and process basket making materials, medicinal herbs and foods from local plants, and discuss indigenous life ways in relation to the local environment. Please note that students will not be weaving baskets but will learn about the process. This rare opportunity will also include a visit to the Native Plants Garden, basket displays, a lecture given by a Karuk elder, an evening of Karuk storytelling, and a potluck dinner with the basket weavers. Before the weekend activities, students will also be required to independently tour the Hover Collection of Karuk baskets at the Clarke Historical Museum in Eureka.

Faculty

Mary Glenn (Department of Anthropology)
Leslie VanderMolen (Department of Biological Sciences)