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Herbal Studies
Course Code
HERB 1000  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Foundations of Herbal Medicine 
Description This course provides an overview of the ancient systems of medicine including Greek, Ayurvedic, Native American and Traditional Chinese. Through comparison of various systems of medicine, you will learn how herbal medicine was developed as a part of a holistic approach to health and well-being. Beginning with the ancient systems, you will follow the historical thread to the holistic medicine movements in the United States from colonization to the current times. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
HERB 1100  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to Herbal Medicine 
Description Introduction to Herbalism focuses on basic concepts of herbalism including how to research both traditional and modern information pertaining to herbal use, how to examine herb safety and analyze scientific research on herbs. You will learn to assess through research and writing assignments how to choose herbal providers, herbal remedies for personal use, and herbal products. You will be introduced to careers where knowledge of herbalism is used, including; Ethno-botany, product marketing, herb grower, herb manufacturer and health practitioner. You will be introduced to the 24 most commonly used and advertised herbs. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
HERB 1200  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Herbal Pharmacy 
Description This is a hands-on course providing techniques for harvesting and drying herbs and incorporating them into herbal products, such as decoctions, infusions, tinctures, lotions, steams, and salves. You will participate in field trips that include identification of medicinal herbs to develop an understanding of how and when individual herbs are harvested. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
HERB 1220  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Materia Medica 
Description This course provides a comprehensive approach to Materia Medica focusing on 25 commonly used herbs. You will receive detailed information about the plants, encompassing both traditional and contemporary understanding of the key therapeutic actions, indications, constituents, cautions, contraindications, dosages and toxicity of each medicinal herb; alongside nomenclature, habitat, morphology and preparation of indicated forms of delivery of the medicinal herb. You will attend field trips to local natural areas to identify plants. You will be introduced to how herbal medicines work to promote health in the organ systems of the body, including the respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052



Course Code
HERB 1240  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Lifespan and Gender Specific Herbs 
Description In this course, you will learn how herbal medicine can support health in specific life stages and for both women and men. You will discuss modern health concerns, focusing on traditional and contemporary herbal treatments that positively affect health throughout life. Through lectures, case studies and research, you will identify effective strategies for using herbs safely as well as how to change dosages for the age of the individual. You will study how herbal medicine works on organs systems in the body, including the respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular and reproductive systems. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.