Plants and Society

The module is designed to increase the general knowledge of non-life sciences discipline students on the diversity and human exploitations of plants. It aims to help the students to understand the dependency of human society on the plant world and deepen the appreciation of the roles played by plants and fungi in the progress of human civilizations. The module consists of lectures, tutorials, video shows and group project works. The main topics include diversity of the world of plants and fungi, how plants and fungi get their scientific names, plants and fungi as sources of food, clothing, shelter and medicines, their industrial uses, fungi that cause human and crop diseases, and plants that protect and beautify our environment.

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