Entomology –

bio335

(3 credits)

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 as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

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.

Ecological Interactions of Insects

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

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.

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