ENTO800
Insect Biodiversity

Prerequisites: 12 hrs. of biological sciences, graduate standing and ENTO 116 or equivalent for entomology majors

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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ENTO801
Insect PhysiologyCrosslisted with ENTO 401

Prerequisites: CHEM 251 or CHEM 255;12 hrs entomology or biological sciences (zoology).

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ENTO801L
Insect Physiology Lab

Prerequisites: CHEM 251 or CHEM 255; 12 hrs. entomology or biological sciences (zoology)

Must also register for required lecture ENTO 801.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

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ENTO802
Aquatic InsectsCrosslisted with BIOS 485, BIOS 885, ENTO 402, NRES 402, NRES 802

Prerequisites: 12 hrs biological sciences.

Description: Biology and ecology of aquatic insects.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ENTO802L
Identification of Aquatic InsectsCrosslisted with BIOS 485L, BIOS 885L, ENTO 402L, NRES 402L, NRES 802L

Description: Identification of aquatic insects to the family level.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

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ENTO803
Management of Horticultural Crop InsectsCrosslisted with ENTO 403

Prerequisites: Introductory biology course.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO806
Insect EcologyCrosslisted with BIOS 406, BIOS 806, ENTO 406

Prerequisites: BIOS/NRES 220 and 222.

Description: Biotic and abiotic factors as they influence insect development, behavior, distribution, and abundance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ENTO809
Insect Control by Host-Plant ResistanceCrosslisted with ENTO 409

Prerequisites: 12 hrs agricultural sciences and/or biological sciences including one course in entomology and one course in genetics.

Description: Explore resistance of crops to herbivorous arthropods. Iinvestigate how insect behavior and physiology are affected by resistance, critically review current research on plant resistance genes, and the molecular, biochemical and physiological aspects of insect/microbe interactions with host plants.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ENTO810
Insects as Educational Tools for the Classroom

Prerequisites: Introductory entomology course

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO811
Field EntomologyCrosslisted with BIOS 482, BIOS 882, ENTO 411

Prerequisites: 12 hrs biological sciences.

Description: Field course in insect taxonomy and biology emphasizing field collection, specimen preparation, classification, and insect natural history.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ENTO812
Entomology and Pest ManagementCrosslisted with ENTO 412

Prerequisites: Introductory course in ENTO.

Description: Principles and practices of managing insects pests. Pest management theory, us of sampling, evaluation, tactics, types of insect pests, and current issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO813
Biological Control of PestsCrosslisted with PLPT 813

Prerequisites: 12 hrs biological sciences and/or agricultural sciences

Description: Principles and practices of using natural enemies and antagonists to manage the abundance of pests and reduce economic losses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO814
Forensic EntomologyCrosslisted with ENTO 414, FORS 414, FORS 814

Prerequisites: Introductory course in entomology

Description: Application of entomology to legal issues. Criminal investigations, insects of forensic importance, insect succession on carrion, and case studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO815
Medical EntomologyCrosslisted with ENTO 415

Prerequisites: Introductory course in ENTO.

Description: Direct and indirect importance of insects in human medicine. Principles of arthropod-borne disease, medically important arthropod groups, and arthropod-transmitted diseases.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ENTO815A
Self-pollinated Crop BreedingCrosslisted with AGRO 815A

Prerequisites: AGRO 215

Description: Self-pollinated plant breeding theory and methods. Pedigree, bulk, single seed descent, back-crossing methods and inbreeding theory.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 816B; AGRO 816E

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ENTO815B
Germplasm and GenesCrosslisted with AGRO 815B

Prerequisites: AGRO 215

Description: 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.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 816B; AGRO 816E

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ENTO815D
Cross-pollinated Crop BreedingCrosslisted with AGRO 815D

Prerequisites: AGRO 215

Description: Cross-pollinated breeding theory and methods. Genes in populations, recurrent selection methods, creating populations, hybrid production practices, and population improvement theory.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 816B; AGRO 816E

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ENTO817
Pest Management Systems

Prerequisites: 10 hrs entomology and crop production courses or permission

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ENTO818
Insect Identification and Natural History

Prerequisites: Introductory course in entomology

Credit toward the degree may not be earned in both ENTO 800 and ENTO 818. ENTO 818 is offered in summer session on the Internet via the World Wide Web (WWW).

Description: Biology and identification of major insect orders, families, classification, and ecology.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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ENTO819
Insect Behavior

Prerequisites: Introductory course in entomology

Description: 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 characterizing 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO820
Insecticide Toxicology

Prerequisites: 12 hrs biological sciences; 4 hrs organic chemistry

Description: Principles of toxicology, insecticide classification, mode of action, metabolism and consequences of insecticide use.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO825
Management of Agronomic Crop Insects

Prerequisites: An introductory entomology course

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO826
Scientific IllustrationCrosslisted with AGRI 826

Prerequisites: 12 hrs agricultural and/or biological sciences

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO827
Population and Ecological Genetics

Prerequisites: Introductory Genetics, Introductory Algebra

Description: Introduction to key theoretical concepts in population genetics and their application. Mutation, genetic drift, structured populations, natural selection, molecular evolution.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO830
Introduction to the Development of Distance Education CoursesCrosslisted with ALEC 830

Description: Introduction to practical aspects of developing and facilitating distance education courses. Create and facilitate interaction, assessments, course delivery, assignments, course etiquette and ADA compliance. Develop a distance course module grounded in distance education theory and instructional design principles.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO835
Chemical Ecology of Insect-Plant Interactions

Prerequisites: 15 hours of agricultural sciences and/or biological sciences including one course in entomology & one course in biochemistry.

Description: A focus on insect-plant interactions including direct and indirect plant defenses against herbivory, tritrophic interactions among plant, insect herbivores and herbivore natural enemies, biochemical mechanisms of plant defenses, insect herbivore-produced elicitors of plant defenses, semiochemicals based IPM, chemical ecology of insect vectors of plant diseases, and chemical ecology of insect pollination.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ENTO888
MS Degree Project

Prerequisites: Completion of 24 hrs toward the MS degree

Description: Application of graduate course work for the non-thesis MS degree program.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ENTO896
Independent Study in EntomologyCrosslisted with ENTO 496

Prerequisites: 12 hrs biological sciences and/or agricultural sciences.

Independent study contracts for ENTO 496/896 must be filed with the department.

Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ENTO899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

ENTO905
Seminar in Entomology

Description: Presentation of topics in entomology or related subjects.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:8
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ENTO915
Presentation Methods

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ENTO920
Xenobiotics in the EnvironmentCrosslisted with AGRO 920, EOHT 920, HORT 920, NRES 920

Prerequisites: Recommend one course each in organic chemistry, soil science, biochemistry, plant physiology, microbiology and ecology

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO960
Biosystematics and NomenclatureCrosslisted with BIOS 960

Description: Methods and principles of systematics and nomenclature.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

ENTO991
Advanced Topics in Entomology

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Advanced study of selected topics not presented in established courses.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

ENTO996
Research in Entomology
Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

ENTO999
Doctoral Dissertation

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

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