Fundamentals of Entomology - Online and Distance Education

Fundamentals of Entomology

 

Courses

Required

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

Elective Courses (9 hrs are required)

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 207 - Insects and Human Disease

Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the many interactions between insects, other arthropods and humans that result in disease, ranging from simple anxiety, phobias, discomfort and pain, to transmission of pathogenic organisms causing sickness and even death. Included will be an understanding of the special physical and chemical adaptations of insects that enable them to cause us harm. The major groups of insects, mites, ticks and related arthropods associated with human suffering and disease as well as an introduction to the diseases transmitted by them will be presented. Finally, the course will present information on how major outbreaks of disease transmitted by the insects have influenced human populations, demographics, warfare, religion, and societal structure throughout recorded history.

GEP: Global Knowledge

GEP: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

GEP: Natural Sciences

Offered in Spring Only

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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