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MSCI-262C World of Plants

3 Credits

This is a course about plants: their evolution, their ecology, and how they impact and are impacted by human societies. Plants form the foundation of every ecosystem that humans rely upon, and their emergence sparked the diversity of life we now observe on Earth. We rely on plants, and in many ways plants rely on us. Through a series of activities that get students out into the New York City environment to explore our own world of plants, the course helps students understand how plants evolved, how plants contribute to ecosystems, and how interactions between people and plants shape the history and sustainability of our societies.