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Course Description: An eco-humanistic appreciation of the more-than-human world of plants: their architecture, services, and diversity. Balance and unity of plant development and sharing among leaf, stem, and root. Function and forests whose connectedness eclipses competition. Full engagement with summer plant diversity by projects and identifications with Tufts students around the world. Plant diversity responding to ecological challenges of our time, still providing medicinal, poisonous, and nutritional sources from seaweeds and mushrooms to mangos and durians.


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Basic Enrollment Requirements:

Academic Year (Fall/Spring): Unofficial Transcript – High School Diploma or current high school transcript (for high school students only in applicable classes), Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.

Summer: None.

Refund Policy: The refund policy for Courses at Tufts offerings is dependent on the course length. Please refer to the section details to confirm any exceptions to the standard refund policy. The refund policies are viewable here: 

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Affiliated With:

  • School of Arts and Sciences