Turfgrass Insect and Mite Pests - Identification, Biology, and Management

This course provides information on the insect groups that attack managed turfgrass (lawns, grounds, sport fields, and golf courses) in such a manner that participants will learn how to diagnose and identify common pests, and be able to select appropriate methods of managing these pests. Prereq: 1101 (101), 1111, 3000, 4000 (500), or 4600.

Evolution in Darwin's World and Ours: Context

Practice historical thinking and research skills while exploring Darwin's life, intellectual development, and theory of species origin in broad historical context. Discussions will include modern evolutionary theory and its broad applications in biology, medicine, and other human endeavors. These themes will be explored during travels abroad in the post-requisite course Entmlgy 3797.02E. Prereq: Fresh standing or above. Not open to students with credit for 3790H or 3797H. GE historical study course.

The Biology of Hope and Belief

The underlying premise of this course is that the human mind and human behaviors have been shaped by the force of natural selection. Some of these behaviors are complex, longstanding and present in every human culture ever studied. This course explores the biological basis for two of them: the human capacity for hope and the human desire to believe in a supernatural deity. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Biology 1350. GE nat sci bio course.

Plant Health Management Seminar

This course is designed to cover current topics in plant health management for students in the Master in Plant Health Management program. Topics and guest speakers may differ from semester to semester and will depend on student interest. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U. Cross-listed in PlntPth.


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