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Courses in Entomology

Courses numbered below 6000 are undergraduate courses. Courses listed as 4000/6000 levels are co-taught with additional requirements for graduate level enrollees. Numbers following course name are credit hours (number of meeting hours per week, separated by lecture and lab in 8000-level courses).

ENT 2000 Six-Legged Science 3 (3) Introduction to insects, their various relationships with humans, other animals, and plants. The general nature of this course makes it beneficial to all students regardless of specialty. Not open to students who have received credit for ENT 3010 or equivalent. Offered: every semester. Instructor: P. Zungoli.

ENT 2010 Selected Topics 1 (1) Discussion course covering topics dealing with insects and related arthropods. Subjects are chosen to reflect issues of current interest as well as those having significance in human history. May be repeated for a maximum of three credits. Offered: every semester.

ENT 3000 Environmental Entomology 3 (3) Exploration of diversity and roles of insects in natural and affected environments, impact of insects and pesticides on environmental quality, and discussion of environmental ethics in entomological science. Preq: BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1040. Instructor: B. Bellinger.

ENT 3010 Insect Biology and Diversity 4 (3) Introduction to the study of insects, with emphasis on their structure, function, ecology, and behavior. Identification of commonly encountered species is highlighted. Relationships between insect and human populations are discussed. Control technologies are introduced, with emphasis on environmentally responsible tactics. Offered fall semester only. Coreq: ENT 3011. Offered: every Fall. Instructor: E. Benson.

ENT 3011 Insect Biology and Diversity Laboratory 0 (3) Non-credit laboratory to accompany ENT 3010. Coreq: ENT 3010.

ENT 4000, 6000 Insect Morphology 4 (3) Study of insect structure in relation to function and of the variation of form in insects. Includes Honors sections. Preq: ENT 3010. Coreq: ENT 4001, 6001. Offered: Even-numbered Fall semesters. Instructor: P. Adler.

ENT 4001, 6001 Insect Morphology Laboratory 0 (3) Non-credit laboratory to accompany ENT 4000, 6000. Coreq: ENT 4000, 6000

ENT 4040, 6040 Urban Entomology 3 (3) Study of pests common to the urban environment with emphasis on arthropod pest biology, pest importance, and management strategies. Students learn both theoretical and practical aspects of urban pest management. Includes  Honors sections. Preq: BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1040; or BIOL 1100 and BIOL 1110; or ENT 3010. Offered: Odd-numbered Spring semesters. Instructors: P. Zungoli & E. Benson.

ENT 4060, 6060 Diseases and Insects of Turfgrasses 2 (2) Host-parasite relationships, symptomatology, diagnosis, economics, and control of infectious diseases of turfgrasses and life histories, diagnosis, and control of important insect pests of turfgrasses. Preq: ENT 3010 and PLPA 3100. Offered: Summer Minimester A. Instructor: B. Bellinger & S. Martin.

ENT 4070, 6070 Applied Agricultural Entomology 4 (3) Topics include recognition, biology, damage, and control of economically important insects and mites found on major Southeastern field, fruit, nut, and vegetable crops. Principles and practices of crop protection, including pesticide application, economic basis for decision making, and development of scouting programs are introduced. Preq: ENT 3010. Coreq: ENT 4071, 6071. Offered: Every Spring. Instructor: B. Bellinger.

ENT 4071, 6071 Applied Agricultural Entomology Laboratory 0 (3) Non-credit laboratory to accompany ENT 4070, 6070. Coreq: ENT 4070, 6070.

ENT 4080, 6080 Diseases and Insects of Turfgrasses Laboratory 1 (3) Laboratory to complement PLPA 4060 or ENT 4060 to learn symptomatology,diagnosis, and control of infectious diseases of turfgrasses and diagnosis of damage caused by important insect pests of turfgrasses. Preq: PLPA 4060 or ENT 4060.

ENT 4090, 6090 Urban Entomology Laboratory 1 (3) Identification of household and structural pests common to the urban environment. Students also gain hands-on experience in termite and general pest control. Includes Honors sections. Preq: BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1040; or BIOL 1100 and BIOL 1110; or ENT 3010. Preq or concurrent enrollment: ENT 4040.

ENT 4150, 6150 Insect Taxonomy 3 (1) Identification of the principal families of the major orders of adult insects. Laboratory work consists of intensive practice of such identification. Lecture material deals with theoretical discussion of taxonomic features observed in the laboratory. Preq: BIOL 4000 or ENT 4000. Coreq: ENT 4151, 6151. Offered: Odd-numbered Spring semesters. Instructor: P. Adler.

ENT 4151, 6151 Insect Taxonomy Laboratory 0 (6) Non-credit laboratory to accompany ENT 4150, 6150. Coreq: ENT 4150, 6150.

ENT 4200, 6200 Systematics & Biodiversity 3 (3) Introduces systematic biology, how biologists recognize species, reconstruct the history of life, and use phylogenetic trees to study ecological and evolutionary processes. Preq: BIOL 1100. Offered: Even-numbered Spring semesters. Instructor: M. Caterino.

ENT 4360, 6360 Insect Behavior 3 (2) Fundamentals of insect behavior in an evolutionary and ecological perspective. Laboratory emphasizes generation and testing of hypotheses and observation, description, and quantification of insect behavior. Preq: ENT 3010. Coreq: ENT 4361, 6361. Offered: Odd-numbered Fall semesters. Instructor: P. Adler.

ENT 4361, 6361 Insect Behavior Laboratory 0 (3) Non-credit laboratory to accompany ENT 4360, 6360. Coreq: ENT 4360, 6360.

ENT 4610 Directed Research in Entomology 1-3 (1-3) Development of a senior thesis based on a research problem in a selected entomological area. Emphasis is on integrating the knowledge gained in the students program with the results of the research project. May be repeated for a maximum of three credits. Preq: Senior standing and consent of advisor.

ENT 4690, 6690 Aquatic Insects 3 (1) Identification, life history, habitats, and interrelationships of  aquatic insects; techniques of qualitative field collecting; important literature and research workers. Includes Honors sections. Preq: ENT 3010. Coreq: ENT 4691, 6691. Offered: Odd-numbered Spring semesters. Instructor: J. Morse.

ENT 4691, 6691 Aquatic Insects Laboratory 0 (6) Non-credit laboratory to accompany ENT 4690, 6690. Coreq: ENT 4690, 6690.

ENT 4900 Practicum 1-4 (1-4) Supervised entomological learning opportunity providing highly individualized experiences to complement other programs and courses. Must be prearranged at least two months in advance. Students must file written reports midway during enrollment period and at its conclusion and must appear for oral evaluation at the end of the period. Preq: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

ENT 4950, 6950 Insect Biotechnology 3 (3) Considers many unique genetic features exhibited by insects and describes the applications of biotechnology to enhance useful products from insects and to affect the control of destructive insects. Preq: ENT 3010 and GEN 3020. Offered: Odd-numbered Fall semesters. Instructor: M. Turnbull.

ENT 4960 Selected Topics in Creative Inquiry 1-2 (1-2) Disciplinary and multidisciplinary projects with the goal of developing the student’s ability to discover, analyze, evaluate, and present data. Students are required to document their activities in their ePortfolios. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Preq: Consent of instructor.

ENT 4970 Selected Topics in Creative Inquiry Laboratory 1-2 (1-2) Disciplinary and multidisciplinary research project with the goal of developing the student’s ability to conduct research along with analysis, evaluation and presentation of results. Students are required to document their research activities in their ePortfolios. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Preq: Consent of instructor.

ENT 8020 Conservation Genetics 3 (3) Explores the application of population genetic concepts and genetic data to problems in conservation biology. Examines issues of marker selection, data analysis and interpretation, and practical application to case studies across a diversity of organisms. Offered: Odd-numbered Spring semesters. Instructor: M. Caterino.

ENT 8080 Taxonomy of Immature Insects 3 (1, 6) Identification of immature insects emphasizing the Holometabola. Identified collection is required. Offered: Odd-numbered Fall semesters. Instructors: M. Caterino & J. Morse.

ENT 8090 Seminar in Entomology 1 (1, 0) Current literature and research in entomology. Class at­tendance is mandatory. May be repeated for credit. To be taken Pass/Fail only.

ENT 8100 Selected Topics 1-4 (1-4, 0) Current areas of entomological research and pest management. May be repeated for credit. Preq: Consent of instructor.

ENT 8530 Applied Systematics 3 (2 ,3) Application of evolutionary principles to resolution of contempo­rary zoological problems; legal issues and technical skills for efficient operation of international zoo­logical information storage and retrieval system. Preq: Taxonomic course in entomology or zoology or consent of instructor. Offered: Even-numbered Spring semesters.  Instructor: J. Morse.

ENT 8630 Special Problems in Entomology 1-3 (0, 3-9) Entomological research not related to thesis. Preq: Consent of instructor.

ENT 8700 Insect Physiology and Molecular Biology 4 (3, 3) Advanced instruction on the structure and function of insect physiological processes at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels; physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying the various internal systems of insects. Laboratory emphasizes hands-on experimentation and the scientific writ­ing technique to report experimental findings. Preq: BIOL 1110, CH 2230, ENT 3010, 4950, or consent of instructor. Offered: Even-numbered Spring semesters. Instructor: M. Turnbull.

ENT 8910 Master’s Thesis Research 1-12

ENT 9910 Doctoral Dissertation Research 1-12