Entomology

Listing of Course Designations & Rubrics

Entomology - ENTM

2001 Insects in the Environment (3) F Prereq.: BIOL 1201, 1208; and either BIOL 1402 or BIOL 1502; or BIOL 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004; or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Insect recognition, classification, and life cycles; factors affecting insect diversity and abundance; interactions between insects and the natural environment.

2050 Introduction to Pest Management (4) See PLHL 2050.

4001 Household and Structural Pests (3) F-E Prereq.: ENTM 2001. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Recognition, biology, and management of pests found in structures.

4005 Insect Taxonomy (4) S-O Prereq.: ENTM 2001. 2 hrs. lecture; 4 hrs. lab. A collection is required. Identification, nomenclature, phylogenetic relationships, and life histories of insects at the family level.

4006 Fundamentals of Applied Entomology (3) S Prereq.: ENTM 2001 or ENTM/PLHL 2050 or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Principles and methodology of managing insect pests; emphasis on field crops insect pest management; interdisciplinary perspective.

4007 Forensic Entomology (3) S-O 2hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. No entomology training necessary. Determining the succession and species composition of necrophilous insects and other arthropods on carcasses; estimate time of death using insects; learning investigative procedures used by police and wildlife officers in human and animal deaths; review of case studies from crime scene to courtroom.

4011 Biology and Management of the Honey Bee (3) S-E Prereq.: BIOL 1201, 1208 and either BIOL 1402 or BIOL 1502; or BIOL 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004 or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Behavior, genetics, pollination, pathology, and practical management of honey bees for agricultural and scientific purposes.

4012 Fundamentals of Horticultural Entomology (3) S Prereq.: ENTM 2001. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Principles of insect control; recognition of major pest species of insects and mites and their injury to horticultural plants; economic and aesthetic injury thresholds; methods of control, including identification and utilization of beneficial species.

4015 Conservation Biology (3) F-O Prereq.: 11 sem. hrs. introductory zoology, plant biology, or biology; genetics recommended. Same as BIOL 4015. Evolutionary ecology principles relevant to conservation; origin and threats to biodiversity; conservation biology theory and practice.

4016 Introduction to Insect Physiology (3) S-E Prereq.: 12 hrs. of ENTM or zoology; 1 yr. of organic chemistry or biochemistry. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Also offered as BIOL 4016. Basic functions of insects; principles of physiology, including metabolism, growth, development, and chemical communication systems.

4018 Forest Insects and Diseases (4) F Prereq.: BIOL 1502, 1509; or BIOL 1402; or BIOL 1201, 1208. Also offered as PLHL 4018. 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. One day-long field trip. Identification, ecology, epidemiology, and control of forest insects and diseases.

4099 Undergraduate Entomological Research (1-3) F,S,Su Prereq: ENTM 2001 or 2050 or 4018 or equivalent. Not for graduate credit. May be taken for a max. of 4 hrs. of credit. Supervised entomological research in a laboratory or field setting; data collection and interpretation of results.

4100 Insect Behavior (3) F-O Prereq.: ENTM 2001, 2050, or consent of instructor. Current and classical concepts in behavioral theory; communication systems; stimuli orientation, social interaction; aspects of insect control using behavior modification.

4199 Special Topics in Entomology (1-3) V Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Lab/field trip may be required. Subjects not covered in other entomology courses.

7002 Plant Resistance to Arthropods (4) F-O Prereq.: consent of instructor. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Detailed examination of the mechanistic basis of plant-insect interactions, with special reference to host-plant resistance in agricultural systems; integrates relevant concepts from diverse fields including insect physiology, plant physiology, plant biochemistry, and ecology; evaluation of the current theoretical basis for research in plant-insect interactions; laboratory demonstrations and exercises emphasize the techniques used in host-plant resistance research.

7003 Medical/Veterinary Entomology (4) F-E Prereq.: ENTM 2001 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Relationship of insects and other arthropods to human and animal health.

7005 Classification of Immature Forms of Insects (3) S-O Prereq.: ENTM 4005 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab.

7007 Seminar in Entomology (1) F,S May be repeated for credit. 1 sem. hr. of credit required for each graduate degree in entomology.

7008 Special Topics in Entomology (1-3) F,S,Su Prereq.: consent of department head. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary. Lectures and/or labs on advanced topics in entomology not covered in other entomology courses.

7013 Coevolution (3) F-O Prereq.: 8 sem. hrs. of 4000-level entomology or equivalent. Same as BIOL 7013. Evolutionary interactions of plants, animals, pathogens and parasites; antagonistic and mutualistic interactions at the community, group, and species pair levels; cospeciation.

7014 Insect Morphology and Phylogeny (3) F-O Prereq.: 6 sem. hrs. of 4000-level entomology courses or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Comparative morphology of insects with a conceptual emphasis on understanding the evolutionary relationships among major lineages.

7015 Biological Control (4) S-E Prereq.: ENTM 2001 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Practice and theory of biological control of insect pests and weeds; noninfectious and infectious diseases of insects; etiology, infection processes, pathogenesis, and host responses.

7017 Introduction to Insecticide Toxicology (3) F-E Prereq.: organic chemistry or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Principles of toxicology as they relate to insecticides; bioassays, risk assessment, mode of action, pharmacokinetics, insecticide resistance and selectivity.

7080 Population Ecology (3) See BIOL 7080.

7946 Seminar: Current Topics in Molecular Evolution (1) See BIOL 7946.

7979 Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach (1-8) See BIOL 7979.

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

8900 Research Problems (1-4 per sem.) Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit.

9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

 

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