The University of Cincinnati (UC) is located in Cincinnati, Ohio . UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 41,000 students.


Botany (BIOL3010C, 4 Credit Hours)
A survey of the major subdisciplines in the botanical sciences. The class is organized in a hierarchical fashion, with basic processes such as energy, chemistry, and genetics highlighted first, followed by an examination of the structure and function of plants, and ending with a review of the major taxonomic groups of plants and the role these plants play in our lives and the ecosystems around us. Laboratories are experimental and observational in a fashion that will reinforce and deepen the understanding of topics covered in lectures. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the ways in which evolution is the process that unifies all of the core concepts in the botanical sciences.

Medical Botany (BIOL3052, 3 Credit Hours)
This course is designed to educate students on the importance and value of plants and plant-derived compounds in medicine. Participants will learn how plants and plant-based compounds can cause as well as treat a variety of medical conditions in humans and other animals. The course focuses on chemical compounds produced by plants that make medicinal effects possible and the biological mechanisms through which these effects take place. Students will examine both beneficial and poisonous plant compounds used in Western medicine and in other cultures around the world.

Ecological Anthropology (ANTH 2053, 3 Credit Hours)
This course examines the ways in which societies interact with their environments. Topics include subsistence adaptations, population growth and regulation, ethnoecology, cooperative resource management, and globalization. Special consideration is given to the relevance of these topics for conservation and sustainable development. The subsistence strategies of indigenous Amazonian societies and their relevance to broader debates in ecological anthropology will receive particular attention.

Archaeobotany and Ethnobotany (ANTH4022, 3 Credit Hours)
The course approaches the relationship between plants and people from anthropological and archaeological perspectives, and gives students an appreciation of the complexity of human choices and conflicts regarding plant use and management, now and in the past. Students will examine a diversity of case studies from several areas of the world, including Mesoamerica, the Near East, Africa, Europe, and the United States, in order to gain a greater appreciation of the potential of archaeobotanical and ethnobotanical research.

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Cincinnati Center for Field Studies


Susan Allen (Anthropology)
David Lentz (Biology, Director of Center for Field Studies)