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ASAN 465

Hands-on and relevant to many fields…

BOT 101/BOT 101L: General Botany/General Botany Lab

Summer 2

Students with a background in botany can apply that knowledge to many science-related fields — including pharmacy, chemistry, and food science, as well as agriculture, sustainable practices, and liberal arts — that are relevant to Hawai‘i specifically and to really any place in the world.

Our class explores plants and limu, bacteria and fungi, with focus on structure and function and evolution; botany goes beyond these organisms in that we consider food, drugs, and medicine, as well as global climate change.

Both lecture and lab classes involve hands-on elements that include observations, experiments, and field experiences; photo essays, forensics case studies, and group problem solving. Students with diverse backgrounds and interests/majors excel in this course and find applications of both facts and concepts to their diverse studies. Our course is a no-textbook class–but rich in resources.

Fulfills the general education requirement: DB, DY

About the Instructor
Teena Michael, PhD, considers the process of discovery an essential part of both lecture and lab for learning botany. She brings her experience in ethnobotany, Hawaiian plants, microbiology, and biology to teaching this subject and incorporates local and global events in presentations. "I teach this course with my personal passion for the subject as well as a sense of the importance, even urgency, for us to be informed as we go forward in science and/or liberal studies."

For inquiries about the course, email Teena Michael at

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Term Dates

  • Summer 1
    May 21 – June 29, 2018
  • Summer 2
    July 2 – August 10, 2018
  • Varied Date Courses
    Class schedules vary between May 21 – August 10, 2018

  • Registration Dates
    UHM Seniors
    March 13
    UHM Continuing
    March 14
    New or Visiting
    March 20

Questions? Contact Us

UHM Outreach College

Sinclair Library 310

2425 Campus Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7221