Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Herbs are used for both culinary and medicinal purposes--and sometimes even spiritual purposes. All About Herbs will cover all the basics so that you are ready to explore all of Herbs' many uses.
Not only will you learn the history and definitions, but you will also be able to:
  • List several benefits of cooking with herbs and have a basic understanding of how to prepare herbs and incorporate them into your favorite foods.
  • Grasp the main traditions in herbal medicine.
  • Understand the benefits of growing herbs at home and how to plan your first herb garden.
  • Know how to select the right herbs, the best containers, the ideal fertilizer and the best amount of water to help your container herb garden thrive.
  • Know when to harvest your herbs and how to dry them for storage so you can enjoy home-grown herbs all year long.
  • How to start a heart-healthy, cold and flu prevention garden using basil, cayenne and garlic.
  • How aloe vera and peppermint make wonderful additions to both your herb garden and your medicine cabinet.
  • Know the beauty of rosemary, fennel and lavender and how to grow them yourself.
  • Understand how these ingredients can add a lovely scent to your garden and delicate ingredients to make your own cosmetic treatments.
  • Know about another facet of herbal medicine, aromatherapy, which is based on the power of herbs' fragrances and helps treat both mood and health issues.
  • Know how to prepare herbs in a variety of forms to best treat any of a number of conditions. These methods range from a simple tea, or infusion, to a good old-fashioned poultice. We'll also share some advice on being very careful with herbs to avoid negative results.
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the history of herbs.
  • Identify, describe, and evaluate various uses for culinary herbs and medicinal herbs.
  • Summarize the basic techniques for growing your own herbs.
  • Summarize the techniques involved in harvesting and drying herbs.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 5 points
Lesson 1: Define Herbs 25 points
Lesson 1 : The History of Herbs 9 points
Lesson 2: Herbs in Food Preparation 25 points
Culinary Herbs 100 points
Lesson 2 : Culinary Herbs 8 points
Lesson 3: Traditions in Herbs 25 points
Lesson 3 : Medicinal Herbs 10 points
Lesson 4: Benefits of Herb Gardening 20 points
Freight Farming 100 points
Lesson 4: Growing Your Own Herbs 9 points
Lesson 5: Benefits of Container Gardening 20 points
Lesson 5: Container Gardening 10 points
Lesson 6: Consideration for Harvesting and Drying Herbs 20 points
Lesson 6: Harvesting & Drying Herbs 10 points
Lesson 7: Uses and the Medicinal Values of Herbs 20 points
Lesson 7: Heart Healthy & Cold & Flu Garden 9 points
Lesson 8: Uses of Aloe Vera and Peppermint 20 points
Lesson 8: First Aid Garden 10 points
Lesson 9: Uses of Rosemary, Fennel and Lavender 25 points
Lesson 9: Cosmetics Garden 9 points
Lesson 10: Treatment in Aromatherapy 20 points
Lesson 10: Aromatherapy 10 points
Lesson 11: Simple Infused Oil Recipe 25 points
Final Thoughts 100 points
Lesson 11: Making Herbal Preparations 10 points
The Final Exam 53 points
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