bio335 | undergraduate

Entomology

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This course presents students with the study of entomology. Students will examine insects and their interaction with the ecosystem.



This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Ecological Interactions of Insects

    • Compare mechanisms used by insects to parasitize other organisms.
    • Compare mechanisms used by insects to eat other organisms.
    • Analyze the complex social systems present in an insect species.

    Insects and Human Interactions

    • Analyze the interactions between humans and insects.
    • Determine how integrated pest management (IPM) principles affect environmental and community health.
    • Evaluate methods to control common household insects.

    Insect Anatomy

    • Identify the external anatomical features used in keying insects to taxonomic groups.
    • Explain the relationship between the internal structures and physiological function of insects.

    Insect Habitats and Life History

    • Describe the ecological interactions affecting population dynamics of insects.
    • Relate insect behavioral patterns with population dynamics.

    Identifying Insects Using Taxonomic Keys

    • Analyze embryological features and development patterns relevant to identifying adult insects.
    • Identify adult insects using a taxonomic key.
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