ENTOM 2120

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Introduces the science of entomology, focusing on the systematics, anatomy, physiology, basic and applied ecology, and natural history of insects. Early fall laboratories include field trips to collect and study insects in the natural environment. A personal collection emphasizing ecological, behavioral, and taxonomic categories is a requirement of the laboratory.

When Offered Fall.

Fees Lab fee: $25.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite or corequisite: one semester of college biology or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG)

Outcomes
  • To be able to categorize insects based on basic ecological, behavioral, morphological, physiological, or developmental attributes.
  • Demonstrate phylogenetic "tree thinking."
  • To be able to name various structures in some insect and compare them with homologous structures in other insects.
  • To be able to present an insect collection of appropriately preserved specimens using a variety of collecting techniques.
  • To be able to evaluate morphological characters and use a dichotomous key.
  • 1. Conduct an ecological sampling field exercise and write a team report 2. Identify insects in lab and collegially compare identifications with other lab members.
  • Sketch anatomical features in personal dissection and lab demonstrations.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1105ENTOM 2120  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite or co-requisite: one semester of college biology or permission of instructor. Course lab fee: $25.

  •  1106ENTOM 2120  LAB 401

  • Prerequisite or corequisite: one semester of college biology or permission of instructor. Course lab fee: $25.