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Entomology (ENT)

Chairperson: Professor Alm (Plant Sciences)

286 Humans, Insects, and Disease

See Biological Sciences 286.

385 (or BIO 385) Introductory Entomology (3)

Introduction to the diverse components of entomology, emphasizing basic principles of insect morphology, physiology, behavior, and ecology. Current topics in insect biodiversity and management strategies. (Lec. 3) Pre: BIO 101 and 102, or permission of instructor.

386 (or BIO 386) Introductory Entomology Laboratory (1)

Insect structure, function, and systematics with field studies in ecology, survey, and collection of beneficial and pest insects in their natural environment. (Lab. 3) Pre: 385 or concurrent enrollment in 385.

387 Insects of Turf and Ornamentals (3)

Biology, ecology, and management of insects affecting turfgrasses, trees, and ornamental plants. (Lab. 3) Pre: PLS 200 or permission of instructor.

390 (or AVS 390) Wildlife and Human Disease (3)

Introduction to the important diseases of humans carried by wildlife, including surveillance, epidemiology, transmission, public health impact, and prevention. Interdisciplinary approach with emphasis on problem solving using real-life examples. (Lec. 3) Pre: BIO 101; BIO 262 or ENT 385 or equivalent.

411, 511 Pesticides and the Environment (3 each)

Review of the historical issues regarding pesticides, regulation, how they work, and costs/benefits associated with their use. Pre: BIO 102, CHM 103, 105; PLS 200, or permission of instructor. 411: not for graduate credit.

519 Insect Biological Control (3)

Natural regulation of pest abundance. Theoretical issues and practical experience in the use of biological controls for managing insect and weed problems. (Lec. 2, Lab. 1) Pre: 385 or permission of instructor. In alternate years. Next offered spring 2008.

520 Insect Morphology and Physiology (3)

An introduction to the structure and function of the insects and related arthropods. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: 385 or permission of instructor.

529 Systems Science for Ecologists (3)

Concepts and techniques for computer analysis and simulation of complex biological systems. (Lec. 3) Pre: MTH 141, BIO 262, or permission of instructor.

544 Insect Ecology (2)

Ecology of insects and other terrestrial arthropods at the physiological, individual, population, community, and ecosystem levels. Pre: permission of instructor. In alternate years. Next offered fall 2007.

550 Insect Taxonomy and Systematics (3)

External morphology of insects and taxonomy of major families. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: 385. In alternate years. Next offered fall 2007.

555 Insect Pest Management (3)

Evaluation of past and present pest-control strategies in light of insect ecology. Development of pest-management systems emphasizing biological control, resistant plants, and ecosystem redesign. (Lec. 3) Pre: PLS 200 or ENT 385 or permission of instructor. In alternate years. Next offered spring 2009.

561 Aquatic Entomology (3)

Biology of insects in aquatic environments, including systematics, morphology, and ecology. Field trips emphasize relations between species and habitat and the role of insects in aquatic management programs. (Lec. 2, Lab. 3) Pre: 385 or permission of instructor. In alternate years. Next offered fall 2008.

571 (or MIC 571) Insect Microbiology (3)

A two-part investigation of insect-microbe associations, concentrating on the comparative pathobiology of microbial agents in the insect host and the transmission of disease organisms by the insect vectors. (Lec. 3) Pre: 385 and MIC 211, or permission of instructor. In alternate years. Next offered spring 2009.

586 Medical and Veterinary Entomology

See Biological Sciences 572.

591, 592 Special Problems in Entomology (1-3 each)

Advanced independent research projects supervised by members of the research and unrelated to thesis research. Projects developed to meet individual needs. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of instructor by override only.


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