The University of Florida (UF) is the state’s oldest public university located in Gainesville, Florida. UF has a current enrollment of approximately 34,500 undergraduate students and 11,800 graduate students.

Undergraduate Course Catalog
Graduate Course Catalog

Plants in Human Affairs (BOT 2800C)
The role of plants in the development of civilization and the influence of plants on world history, politics, economics and culture. A survey of useful and harmful plants and plant products.

Food and Culture (ANT 3467)
The role of food in human culture through time and in different geographical settings. Among topics considered are the biological basis of human diet and how it differs from other primates; how food habits develop and change as a result of cultural interaction; and the ritual and religious uses of food. Diets of traditional cultures and the effects of modernization on diet and health are examined.

Ethnoarchaeology (ANT 4193)
A seminar that draws on case studies to examine the theoretical and methodological approaches to enthnoarchaeology. Students will apply these approaches in field exercises.

Economic Anthropology (ANT 4266)
A consideration of economic philosophies and the behavioral bases of formal economic theories. Cross-cultural studies of production, distribution and consumption, money and the acquisition of goods. The latest materials from cultural ecology, Marxism, formalism, substantivism and discourse centered approaches are reviewed.

Geography of Crop Plants (GEO 3315)
Study of the biological structure, means of survival, propagation and distribution of plants, with emphasis on their relationship to the culture and diffusion of man throughout the world and his part in their development and improvement.

Medical Anthropology (ANG 6737)
Theory of anthropology as applied to nursing, medicine, hospital organization, and the therapeutic environment. Instrument design and techniques of material collection.

Ethnographic Methods (ANG 6801)
Methods of collecting ethnographic data. Entry into the field; role and image conflict. Participant observation, interviewing, content analysis, photography and documents, data retrieval, analysis of data.




Richard Stepp (Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies)
Walter Judd (Professor of Biology)


Traditional Stories and Interactive Storytelling
This is a multimedia video report for the Interactive Storytelling Workshop that was given during the 13th International Society of Ethnobiology proceedings in Montpelier, France.

Traditional Stories and Interactive Storytelling
An open-access Wikiversity page containing a description of the session and of our methodological approach for communicating science in creative ways with various audiences, using experiential learning and storytelling techniques.