Summer 2019 - FNST 332 D100

Ethnobotany of British Columbia First Nations (3)

Class Number: 4681

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 1:30 PM – 7:50 PM
    SWH 9095, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    FNST 101.



This course is an introduction to the study of plant knowledge and use by First Nations peoples in British Columbia. It provides students with information about the role of plants in First Nations' cultures including such areas as foods, medicines, technology, ceremony, ecological indicators, and within First Nations' knowledge and classification systems. Special focus may be placed on the ethnobotany of one or more Aboriginal groups or culture areas. Breadth-Science.


This is an INTERSESSION course in Summer 2019/Term 1194.

** Completion of prerequisite prior to enrollment is required for this course.


  • Prepared plant collection 20%
  • Assignments 20%
  • Midterm Exam 25%
  • Research paper 25%
  • Attendance and participation (in classroom and field activities) 10%


For Summer Term - Intersession 2018:

FNST 332 D100 and FNST 332 D200 are identical. Students may enroll in one of the two sections and not both.


Prerequisites accepted: FNST 101 or FNST 201 or FNST 201W.



  1. A fee of $5.00 is needed to pay for specimen mounting paper and folder.
  2. For students who desire a plant press on a temporary loan basis, a refundable deposit of $40.00 is required.
  3. Fees will be collected on the first day of class (Section D100: May 9, 2019; Section D200: May 10, 2019).
  4. Off-campus class fieldtrips will also require fees – this will be announced as fieldtrips are confirmed.


Jim Pojar and Andy MacKinnon (Eds.). 2005. Plants of Coastal British Columbia.  Lone Pine Publishing. (Revised Edition, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1772130096

Beyond the required text, all reading and discussion materials related to the course will be made available through SFU CANVAS.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

  1. Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability. 
  2. Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or
  3. Remember to check the Student Information System (SIS) at the start of the term to reconfirm your classroom location(s).
  4. All students are expected to read and understand SFU policies with regard to academic honesty and student conduct (S10).
    These policies are available at:

Department of First Nations Studies- Contact Info:
Phone: 778-782-4774
General Office: Saywell Hall (SWH) Room 9091. Burnaby Campus. (M-F, 09:00-16:30 Hrs.)
Academic Advisor's Office: SWH 9081.

For general information, program information, academic advising (appointment or program check-up; enrollment assistance*): Please email

* Students: When submitting a request or an inquiry, please email from your SFU Mail ( email and remember to include your SFU Student ID number in your email. Thank you.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.