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ENTO 109
Life history and habits of the honeybee; methods of management; honey and wax production; apiary equipment; pollination; identity and control of bee diseases.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTO 115
Insect BiologyCrosslisted as BIOS 115
ENTO/BIOS 116 may be taken as an optional 1 cr hour lab.
Fundamental insect biology (anatomy, development, physiology, behavior, ecology and diversity). Economic and medical importance of insects and principles of insect pest management.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENTO 308, ENTO 400
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 4
ENTO 116
Insect IdentificationCrosslisted as BIOS 116
Identification of representative orders and families of insects by their anatomy, metamorphosis, habits and habitats. Sight recognition emphasized but dichotomous keys also used. Interrelation of insect and habitats stressed.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTO 160
Current Topics in Plant Protection ICrosslisted as PLPT 160, AGRO 160, HORT 160
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTO 260
Current Topics in Plant Protection IICrosslisted as PLPT 260, AGRO 260, HORT 159
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTO 300
Toxins in the EnvironmentCrosslisted as BIOS 300, NRES 300
Prereqs:
One semester BIOS and one semester CHEM.
Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years.
Introduction to the principles of toxicology as they apply to environmental contaminants, agri-chemicals, and industrial and naturally occurring chemicals.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
BIOS 101 and 101L or permission; ENTO 115 recommended.
Offered spring semester.
Injurious and beneficial insects and pest management practices associated with field crop insects and mites.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing; introductory courses in entomology; and permission prior to enrolling.
P/N only. Course must be concluded with preparation of a written report. Offered first five-week summer session.
Career experience in applied practices is provided via employment with an entomology-related agency, business or industry, research, extension, or teaching activity.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
None
A comprehensive introduction to research is covered in this course designed for, but not limited to, insect science majors preparing for their capstone experience.  Students learn about the scientific method, methodologies used to conduct research (including utilizing the library for literature searches), and the process of scientific writing and presentation.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTO 390
Current Topics in Plant Protection IIICrosslisted as PLPT 390, AGRO 390, HORT 390
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 2
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
A faculty adviser for the area of interest must be identified prior to registering for the course.
Application and integration of the Insect Science curriculum within the context of extension and service, research, or teaching experience. A. Research Experience (1-5 cr, max 5) B. Teaching Experience (1-5 cr, max 5) C. Extension Experience (1-5 cr, max 5)
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ENTO 115 or graduate standing.
Offered fall semester of even-numbered calendar years.
Survey of orders and common families of insects with emphasis on biology, ecology, and phylogeny.  Sight recognition of major orders and families, identification of other families with keys. Insect collection required.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTO 401/801
Prereqs:
CHEM 251; 12 hrs entomology or biological sciences (zoology).
Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years
Functions and other phenomena associated with the major organ systems of insects; the cuticle, nervous, circulatory, digestive, metabolism, nutrition, locomotion, reproduction, respiration, and growth and development.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab, Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTO 402/802
Aquatic InsectsCrosslisted as BIOS 485/885, NRES 402/802
Prereqs:
12 hrs biological sciences.
Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years. Offered summer semester of even-numbered calendar years on the Internet via the World Wide Web (WWW).
Biology and ecology of aquatic insects.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ENTO 402L/802L
Identification of Aquatic InsectsCrosslisted as BIOS 485L/885L, NRES 402L/802L
Prereqs:
ENTO 402L/802L is offered fall semester of odd-numbered calender years. BIOS 485L/885L and NRES 402L/802L may be offered in the spring semester.
Identification of aquatic insects to the family level.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Introductory biology course.
Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years on the Internet via the World Wide Web.
The biology, ecology and management of insect pests of horticultural crops such as vegetables, fruit trees, trees and shrubs, greenhouse crops, turf and ornamentals. Employing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies to maintain pests below damaging levels while minimizing the use of traditional insecticides.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTO 406/806
Insect EcologyCrosslisted as BIOS 406/806
Prereqs:
BIOS/NRES 220 and 222.
ENTO 406/806 is offered spring semester of odd numbered calendar years. ENTO 406/806 is also offered on the internet via the World Wide Web (WWW) in the spring semester of odd-numbered calendar years.
Biotic and abiotic factors as they influence insect development, behavior, distribution, and abundance.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
12 hrs agricultural sciences and/or biological sciences including one course in entomology and one course in genetics. AGRO/HORT 441/841/RNGE 441 recommended.
Offered spring semester of odd-numbered calendar years.
Nature and mechanisms of plant resistance to insect attack and the utilization of resistance for insect control.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Introductory entomology course.
Offered fall semester of even-numbered calendar years on the Internet via the World Wide Web (WWW).
Overview of insects. Insect diversity, insect structure and function, insect ecology and behavior, and the beneficial and detrimental roles insects play. Integrating the study of insects into the classroom to enhance science education.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ENTO 411/811
Field EntomologyCrosslisted as BIOS 482/882
Prereqs:
12 hrs biological sciences.
Offered only at Cedar Point Biological Station.
Field course in insect taxonomy and biology emphasizing field collection, specimen preparation, classification, and insect natural history.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Introductory course in ENTO.
Offered summer semester of odd-numbered calendar years on the Internet via the World Wide Web (WWW).
Principles and practices of managing insect pests. Pest management theory, use of sampling, evaluation, and tactics, types of insect pests, and current issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Web
ENTO 414/814
Forensic EntomologyCrosslisted as FORS 414/814
Prereqs:
Introductory course in entomology.
Also offered on the Internet via the World Wide Web (WWW).
Application of entomology to legal issues. Criminal investigations, insects of forensic importance, insect succession on carrion, and case studies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ENTO 415/815
Prereqs:
Introductory course in ENTO.
Also offered on the Internet via the World Wide Web (WWW).
Direct and indirect importance of insects in human medicine. Principles of arthropod-borne disease, medically important arthropod groups, and arthropod-transmitted diseases.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
Senior standing; completion of ENTO core requirements.
Capstone course. Fulfills the capstone requirement for the insect science major.
The application and integration of biological principles of the insect science program.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
ENTO 495
Grasslands SeminarCrosslisted as AGRO 495, GRAS 495, HORT 495, NRES 495, RNGE 495, SOIL 495
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Topic varies and deals with different aspects of forage and/or range and/or livestock, turf and/or landscape grasses, natural habitats, and wetlands.
Credit Hours: 1-2
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs biological sciences and/or agricultural sciences.
Independent study contracts for ENTO 496/896 must be filed with the department.
Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTO 499H
Prereqs:
Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.
Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs. of biological sciences, graduate standing and ENTO 116 or equivalent for entomology majors.
Offered fall semester of odd-numbered years.
Classification, taxonomy, and biology of adult insects.  Identification of orders and families of insects using keys.  Collection required using techniques for collecting, preparing, and curating.  One oral/written term paper required.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 251 or CHEM 255; 12 hrs. entomology or biological sciences (zoology).
Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.  Must also register for required lecture ENTO 801.
Functions and other phenomena associated with the major organ systems of insects; the cuticle, nervous, circulatory, digestive, metabolism, nutrition, locomotion, reproduction, respiration, and growth and development.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTO 813
Biological Control of PestsCrosslisted as PLPT 813
Prereqs:
12 hrs biological sciences and/or agricultural sciences
ENTO/PLPT 813 is offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years. ENTO/PLPT 813 is also offered on the Internet via the World Wide Web (WWW) in the spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.
Principles and practices of using natural enemies and antagonists to manage the abundance of pests and reduce economic losses.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ENTO 815A
Self-pollinated Crop BreedingCrosslisted as AGRO 815A
Prereqs:
Self-pollinated plant breeding theory and methods. Pedigree, bulk, single seed descent, back-crossing methods and inbreeding theory.
Credit Hours: 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTO 815B
Germplasm and GenesCrosslisted as AGRO 815B
Prereqs:
Obtaining germplasm and genes from cultivated plants, wild relatives of cultivated plants, and the biosphere. Origination of crops, mutation genetics, biotechnology as a source of genes, chromosomal engineering and plant reproduction.
Credit Hours: 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTO 815D
Cross-pollinated Crop BreedingCrosslisted as AGRO 815D
Prereqs:
Cross-pollinated breeding theory and methods. Genes in populations, recurrent selection methods, creating populations, hybrid production practices, and population improvement theory.
Credit Hours: 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
10 hrs entomology and crop production courses or permission
ENTO *817 is offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years.
Different philosophies and theories of insect pest management, theory vs. reality of management, interactions of public and private sectors, development and implementation of pest management programs.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Introductory course in entomology
ENTO *818 is offered in summer session on the Internet via the World Wide Web (WWW). Credit toward the degree may not be earned in both ENTO 800 and ENTO *818.
Biology and identification of major insect orders, families, classification, and ecology.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 4
Course Delivery: Web
ENTO 819
Prereqs:
Introductory course in entomology.
*ENTO 819 is offered fall semesters of odd-numbered calendar years on the Internet via the World Wide Web (WWW).
The process of behavioral study involves investigating the relationship between animals and their surroundings, and their response to their kin and to other organisms.  Topics include charaterizing how insects find and defend their resources, how they avoid predators, how they find mates, how they mate, and how some exist in highly ordered social settings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
12 hrs biological sciences; 4 hrs organic chemistry
ENTO *820 is offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years and also on the Internet via the World Wide Web (WWW).
Principles of toxicology, insecticide classification, mode of action, metabolism and consequences of insecticide use.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
An introductory entomology course.
ENTO *825 is offered on the Internet via the World Wide Web (WWW) and requires access to a computer, email, and the Internet.
Identification, biology, ecology and management of insect pests of agronomic crops such as corn, soybeans, sorghum, wheat, and alfalfa. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies employed to maintain pests below damaging levels while minimizing the use of traditional insecticides
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
ENTO 826
Scientific IllustrationCrosslisted as AGRI 826
Prereqs:
12 hrs agricultural and/or biological sciences.
ENTO *826 is offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.
Prepare scientifically accurate, high quality illustrations and graphics for the teaching, presentation, and publication of scientific information. Drawing techniques, drafting, copyright, and publication and presentation of scientific art work.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Introductory Genetics, Introductory Algebra
Introduction to key theoretical concepts in population genetics and their application. Mutation, genetic drift, structured populations, natural selection, molecular evolution.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Web
ENTO 865
Insect Transmission of Plant DiseasesCrosslisted as BIOS 865
Prereqs:
8 hrs biological sciences including BIOS 864 preceding or parallel and 6 hrs entomology or biological sciences (zoology)
ENTO *865 is offered even-numbered calendar years.
Relationships between plant diseases and their vectors with emphasis on virus diseases and transmission by aphids.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Completion of 24 hrs toward the MS degree
Application of graduate course work for the non-thesis MS degree program.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Web
ENTO 899
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 6-10
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 8
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course prepares entomology graduate students to give scientific and public presentations.  It includes instruction in preparing posters and on-screen shows, image editing, finding entomological resources in libraries and on the internet, insect photography, and public speaking.  Students develop a portfolio of their work, and they make two 12- and one 30-minute presentations to their classmates.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab, Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ENTO 920
Xenobiotics in the EnvironmentCrosslisted as NRES 920, HORT 920, AGRO 920
Prereqs:
Recommend one course each in organic chemistry, soil science, biochemistry, plant physiology, microbiology and ecology
ENTO 920 is offered in odd-numbered calendar years.
Fate and ecotoxicological impacts of biologically foreign compounds in soil-water-plant environments; uptake, mechanisms of toxicity and metabolism in plants and other biota. Herbicides and other pesticides.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTO 960
Biosystematics and NomenclatureCrosslisted as BIOS 960
Methods and principles of systematics and nomenclature.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Course offered as the need arises. The amount of credit is determined by the instructor at the time the course is offered. May be repeated for credit.
Advanced study of selected topics not presented in established courses.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-12
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom