Spring 2011

The Wild and the Cultivated

Listed in: History, as HIST-25


Edward D. Melillo (Section 01)


[c] For thousands of years, wild and domesticated plants have played crucial roles in the development of cultures and societies. Students in this course will consider human relationships with plants from a global-historical perspective, comparing trends in various regions and time periods. We will focus on the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution, seed-saving practices, medicinal plants, religious rites, food traditions, biopiracy, agribusiness, and biofuels. Two class meetings per week.

Spring semester. Professor Melillo.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Spring 2019