This course provides an introduction to and foundation for the study of Natural Science by allowing us to explore the experimental evidence that supports whether the human capacity to hope and believe in a higher power is hardwired into our biology and could have been acted upon by Natural Selection as humans evolved. Prereq or concur: 1350. GE foundation natural sci course.
Building on the context of the development of evolutionary theory explored during Entmlgy 3797.01E, we will visit key museums and sights in London, Cambridge, and the village of Downe, England. Special visits with archivists, historians, scientists, and certified guides augment course readings and discussion. Prereq: 3797.01E. Not open to students with credit for 3790H or 3797H. GE historical study course. GE foundation historical and cultural studies course.
This course focuses on insect symbioses, the intimate associations among insect species and other organisms that are commonplace in nature. Prereq: Biology 1113, 1113H, 1114, or 1114 H.
Insects are a daily fact of life, exerting major influence on human affairs over the course of history. The course gives students experience in observing, recording and analyzing data associated with insect-human interactions. Prereq or concur: 2101. GE foundation natural sci course.
The basic principles of pathology as applied to pathogens infecting insects and related arthropods. Course content will include how pathogens manifest diseases in individuals and populations, descriptions of major micro- and macro-organisms that routinely cause reduced fitness in arthropods, as well as how insects respond to pathogen challenge, both physiologically and behaviorally. Prereq: Biology 1113 or 1114, or Grad standing.
This lecture and field course focuses on the basic biology and diversity of insects and related arthropods of Ohio. We will study anatomy, physiology, behavior, and evolutionary processes associated with insects, and learn how these principles contribute to the diversity of insects in Ohio. Students will also learn how to identify insects during field based collection and ID sessions. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 4001.
Research for dissertation purposes only. Research may take place in laboratory, greenhouse, and/or field resources at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Wooster and other associated research areas as determined by student and instructor. Research may include experimental studies, revisional studies, or other studies that create original data or technology that contributes to the discipline. Prereq: PhD Grad student standing in Entomology without completion of a candidacy exam. Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.
Research for thesis purposes only. Research may take place in laboratory, greenhouse, and/or field resources at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Wooster and other associated research areas as determined by student and instructor. Research may include experimental studies, revisional studies, or studies that create original data or technology that contributes to the discipline. Prereq: Grad standing in Entomology. Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.
This course covers insects and mites that attack landscape ornamental plants (trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals). Students learn to diagnose and identify common pests, and select appropriate management methods. Management strategies include monitoring techniques, pesticides, biocontrol, resistance, cultural/mechanical controls, in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. Prereq: 1101, 1111, 3000, 4000, or 4600.
This course explores the biology and conservation of animal (primarily insect) pollinators of plants. Special focus will be given to economically important insect pollinators (e.g., bees, moths, flies and beetles). Prereq: 4000 or 4600, or Grad standing, or permission of instructor.