The University of South Carolina (USC) opened in 1805 in a single building in Columbia, South Carolina.  USC has grown over the years and now includes several four-year campuses (Aiken, Beaufort, and Spartanburg-Greenville) and two year campuses (Lancaster, Sumter, Salkehatchie , and Union).  The main campus in Columbia has a current enrollment of about 29,300 students.


Ethnobotany: Plants and Peoples (Anth 213)
The course goals are to learn about the myriad relationships between plants and peoples; share the excitement and fun of studying ethnobotanical subjects; advance ethnographic skills in gathering and analyzing data; advance inquiry-type skills in formulating, researching, writing, speaking, and presentation skills.
Instructor: Gail E. Wagner

Ethnoecology (Anth525)
Ethnoecology is the way in which people understand and participate in human-plant-animal-natural interactions. People acquire Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and, in successful systems, pass on knowledge and cultural means of coping with ecological concerns. In this course we examine ethnoecological issues and case studies under five broad frameworks: native viewpoints, ecoliteracy, folk taxonomy, cultural and biological diversity, and ecosystem management.
Instructor: Gail E. Wagner


Anthropology Faculty
Gail Wagner (Anthropology)


OSN Workshop Session: Digital Storytelling (July 2011, St. Louis, MO)
Gail Wagner and Karen Hall (Clemson University) have organized a workshop on “Making Classroom Movies.” Thiswas part of the OSN Workshop. The link below provides information and resource materials for this session.

Wikis in the Classroom
Free online tools allow anyone to easily make and post a web page. In this teaching module Gail Wagner illustrate how she has incorporated a student-made wiki (web page) assignment into one undergraduate college class. Although the example provided is for an introductory archaeology course, this assignment can be modified to suit other topics or learning objectives.