ENTOM 2011

ENTOM 2011

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Insects are the most abundant and diverse animals on earth. This course explores the bizarre biology of insects and their interaction with humans. It examines both the detrimental roles insects play (e.g., pests and vectors of disease) as well as their beneficial roles (e.g., pollination, edible insects, insect products such as waxes, dyes, and silk). The course also explores the symbolic representation of insects in art, literature, and religion. Students taking the course for 3 credits meet once per week for small group discussions, debates, demonstrations, and documentary films on the biology of insects.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (BIONLS-AG, OPHLS-AG)

Comments Co-meets with ENTOM 2010.

  • 1.1 know and be able to identify the 32 insect orders. 1.2 understand the basic physiological functions of insects. 1.3 appreciate and understand the diversity of insects (relative to other terrestrial organisms). 1.4 appreciate the ecological role that insects play on earth.
  • 2.1 understand the basic principles of evolutionary biology and evolutionary reasoning. 2.2 understand the scientific method and hypothesis testing in the context of biology.
  • 3.1 understand the beneficial roles that insects play in human society. 3.2 understand the negative roles that insects play in human society. 3.3 intelligently distinguish real threats that insects pose from those that are based on a misunderstanding of basic insect biology.
  • 4.1 evaluate critical issues related to the impact of insects on human society based on independent research. 4.2 communicate effectively in a debate format. 4.3 communicate effectively in written format.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ENTOM 2010

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2283 ENTOM 2011   LEC 001

    • MW Ives Hall 105
    • Caillaud, M

      Sanderson, J

  •  2284 ENTOM 2011   DIS 201

  •  2285 ENTOM 2011   DIS 202

  •  2286 ENTOM 2011   DIS 203