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General Entomology with Lab
ENTOM & LAB
CLASS CODE: BIO 331 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $10.00
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: BIOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: An examination of the structure, function, and classification of insects and selected arthropod taxa. (Summer, Fall)
DESCRIPTION: This class is an overview of the class Insecta and selected other taxa. We will explore the similarities and differences between the different insect orders, with emphasis on the structure and function of insects and general classification techniques. We will also explore insect behavior, as well as harmful and beneficial insects. We will also look at insect control. Lab exercises will emphasize identification and classification of insect orders. A collection will be part of the class.
TOPICS: Diversity and classification, structure and function, major body systems, metamorphosis, evolution, behavior, medical entomology, and insect control.
OBJECTIVES: To help students to see the amazing diversity of insects and to appreciate the role they play in the world around us. Also, to learn to identify insects and understand a little about how they interact both positively and negaatively with humans.
REQUIREMENTS: Insect collection, exams, papers, and class assignments.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: $10 lab fee
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 2002