A classical course that surveys the external and internal morphology of insects. Dissection techniques, making biological illustrations and histochemical techniques are also covered. Prereq: 3000 (500), or 4000 (500), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 623.
An overview of arthropod-related epidemiology will examine the role for insects and acarines in direct causation of disease and the transmission of parasites; students will identify practices that promote the emergence of vector-borne diseases. Prereq: 1101 (101), 1111, 3000 (500), 4000 (500), or 4600 (460 or 462).
Students will be presented with a current plant health problem from the industry. They will gather diverse information from consultants, synthesize novel solutions, and develop implementation plans. Prereq: Jr, Sr, or Grad standing in Entmlgy, PlntPth, or Plant Hlth Mgmt. Not open to students with credit for PlntPth 5604. Cross-listed in PlntPth.
Capstone study of one timely issue intersecting science and society; critical and creative analysis of diverse standpoints and disciplines within and beyond agricultural and environmental sciences, including entomology and environmental toxicology. Prereq: Sr standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.
Overview of the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) of arthropod pests using an ecological approach, including examining how various management tactics can be used in an integrated manner. Prereq: Jr standing or above. Not open to students with credit for 660.
Covers philosophy, science, and application of biological control. Biology, mass-production, formulation, and application of various parasites, predators, and pathogens of pests will be discussed. Prereq: Jr standing or above. Not open to students with credit for 650.
Understanding the mechanisms and evolution of insect behavior and communication. Course will address behavioral physiology and ecology, sociality, learning and cognition, as well as applied aspects of insect behavior. Prereq: 3000 (500), 4000 (500), Biology 1114 (114), or 1114H (116H) or equiv, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Entomol 642.
This is a traditional entomology 'collect, preserve and identify' course. It is designed for majors, minors and plant health care students to become more fluent in their identification skills using taxonomic keys and performing biodiversity studies. Prereq: 1101 (101), 1111, 3000 (500), 4000 (500), or 4600 (460 or 462), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Entomol 621.
Overview of major pathogens and insects affecting health of forest and shade trees with emphasis on diagnosis, ecology, and management. Video-linked to Wooster. Sp Sem. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Entomol 461 or PlntPth 610. Cross-listed in PlntPth.
Conducting and reporting Honors research with distinction. Students are expected to present at the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum and the University's Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. Completion of online Honors Research Workshop required prior to enrollment. Prereq: Honors standing, and CPHR 3.40 or above, and GPA 3.40 or above in major, and permission of honors project supervisor. This course is graded S/U.