Plant Pests, Pathogens and People - Online and Distance Education

Plant Pests, Pathogens and People

 

Courses

The University Certificate in Plant Pests, Pathology and People requires a total of 12 credit hours. Prerequisites are required in some courses. Students should contact instructors before enrolling to determine eligibility.

Required courses - 6 credit hours

PB 250 - Plant Biology

Units: 4

An introduction for Life Science majors to the ecology, structure, function, processes, reproduction and evolution of higher plants. Students may not receive credit for both PB 200 and PB 250.

Offered in Fall Only

ENT 425 - General Entomology

Units: 3

This course explores the science of entomology by focusing on the basic principles of systematics, morphology, physiology, development, behavior, ecology, and management of insects. Field trips provide opportunities to collect insects and study their adaptations to a wide variety of natural environments.

GEP: Natural Sciences

Offered in Fall Only

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2021 Fall Term

Choose One of the following - 3 credit hours

ENT 201 - Insects and People

Units: 3

An introduction to the fascinating world of insects and how they interact with people. Included is a brief survey of insect history, diversity, structure and function, and behavior. This is followed by examples of beneficial and harmful insects in a variety of human activities including some sampling of the profound impacts insects have had on history, society and culture.

GEP: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

GEP: Natural Sciences

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term

ENT 203 - An Introduction to the Honey Bee and Beekeeping

Units: 3

Introduction to honey bee biology and a fundamental understanding of beekeeping management including crop pollination by bees. Examination of the relationships between honey bees and humans from prehistoric through modern times and the behavior and social system of one of the animal world's most complex and highly organized non-human societies.

GEP: Natural Sciences

Offered in Fall Only

ENT 401 - Honey Bee Biology and Management

Units: 3

A hands-on course in honey bee management including bee pollination of selected crops based on an understanding of bee biology, bee behavior, bee pathology, and bee botany. Students must be able to provide their transportation to field sites or arrange to work with a beekeeping mentor. Students may choose, but are not required, to purchase their own beekeeping equipment and hive.

Offered in Spring Only

Choose One of the following - 3 credit hours

PP 315 - Principles of Plant Pathology

Units: 4

Fundamental principles of plant pathology with emphasis on disease etiology, nature of pathogenesis, ecology of host/parasite interaction, epidemiology of plant diseases, current strategies and practices for integrated disease control.

Offered in Fall and Spring

PP 318 - Forest Pathology

Units: 3

Major diseases of forest trees and deterioration of wood products emphasizing principles of plant pathology; diagnosis; nature, physiology, ecology, and dissemination of disease-causing agents; mechanisms of pathogenesis; epidemiology and environmental influences; principles and practices of control.

Offered in Fall and Spring