Graduate Courses

Entomology Graduate Courses

ENTO 401/801
Insect Physiology
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Online
Prereqs:
CHEM 251; 12 hrs entomology or biological sciences.
Classroom offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years. Classroom students must also register for required lab - ENTO 801L. Online offered spring 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.
ENTO 402/802
Aquatic Insects Crosslisted as BIOS 485/885, NRES 402/802
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
12 hrs biological sciences.
Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years.
Biology and ecology of aquatic insects.
ENTO 402L/802L
Identification of Aquatic Insects Crosslisted as BIOS 485L/885L, NRES 402L/802L
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
Parallel ENTO 802, NRES 402/802,BIOS 485/885.
Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calender years.
Identification of aquatic insects to the family level.
ENTO 403/803
Management of Horticultural Crop Insects
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Online
Prereqs:
Introductory biology course.
Online offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years. Classroom offered spring semester of odd-numbered calendar years - 403 only.
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.
ENTO 406/806
Insect Ecology Crosslisted as BIOS 406/806
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
BIOS/NRES 220 and 222.
Offered fall semester.
Biotic and abiotic factors as they influence insect development, behavior, distribution, and abundance.
ENTO 409/809
Insect Control by Host-Plant Resistance
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Online
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.
Classroom offered spring semester of odd-numbered calendar years. Online offered summer even-numbered calendar years.
Nature and mechanisms of plant resistance to insect attack and the utilization of resistance for insect control.
ENTO 410/810
Insects as Educational Tools for the Classroom
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
Introductory entomology course.
Offered fall semester of even-numbered calendar years.
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.
ENTO 412/812
Entomology and Pest Management
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
Introductory course in ENTO.
Offered summer semester of odd-numbered calendar years.
Principles and practices of managing insect pests. Pest management theory, use of sampling, evaluation, and tactics, types of insect pests, and current issues.
ENTO 414/814
Forensic Entomology Crosslisted as FORS 414/814
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
Introductory course in entomology.
Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.
Application of entomology to legal issues. Criminal investigations, insects of forensic importance, insect succession on carrion, and case studies.
ENTO 415/815
Medical Entomology
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Online
Prereqs:
Introductory course in ENTO.
Classroom offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years. Online offered spring semester of odd-numbered calendar years.
Direct and indirect importance of insects in human medicine. Principles of arthropod-borne disease, medically important arthropod groups, and arthropod-transmitted diseases.
ENTO 496/896
Independent Study in Entomology
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Delivery: Classroom, Online
Prereqs:
12 hrs biological sciences and/or agricultural sciences.
Offered every fall, spring, and summer.
Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work.
ENTO 800
Insect Biodiversity
Credit Hours: 4
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.
ENTO 801L
Insect Physiology Lab
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 251 or CHEM 255; 12 hrs. entomology or biological sciences (zoology).
Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years. On campus students 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.
ENTO 813
Biological Control of Pests Crosslisted as PLPT 813
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
12 hrs biological sciences and/or agricultural sciences
Offered 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.
ENTO 817
Pest Management Systems
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
10 hrs entomology and crop production courses or permission
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.
ENTO 818
Insect Identification and Natural History
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
Introductory course in entomology
Offered spring semester. Credit toward the degree may not be earned in both ENTO 800 and ENTO 818. This course is not a substitute for ENTO 800 and should not be taken by resident or on-campus graduate students.
Biology and identification of major insect orders, families, classification, and ecology.
ENTO 819
Insect Behavior
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
Introductory course in entomology.
Offered fall semesters of odd-numbered calendar years.
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.
ENTO 820
Insecticide Toxicology
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Online
Prereqs:
12 hrs biological sciences; 4 hrs organic chemistry
Offered fall semester of even-numbered calendar years.
Principles of toxicology, insecticide classification, mode of action, metabolism and consequences of insecticide use.
ENTO 825
Management of Agronomic Crop Insects
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
An introductory entomology course.
Offered fall semester of even-numbered calendar years.
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
ENTO 826
Scientific Illustration - Crosslisted as AGRI 826
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
12 hrs agricultural and/or biological sciences.
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.
ENTO 827
Population and Ecological Genetics
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
Introductory Genetics, Introductory Algebra
Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years.
Introduction to key theoretical concepts in population genetics and their application. Mutation, genetic drift, structured populations, natural selection, molecular evolution.
ENTO 835
Chemical Ecology of Insect-Plant Interactions
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
15 hours of agricultural sciences and/or biological sciences including one course in entomology and one course in biochemistry
Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.
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.
ENTO 888
MS Degree Project
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
Completion of 24 hrs toward the MS degree
Offered every fall, spring, and summer.
Application of graduate course work for the non-thesis MS degree program.
ENTO 899
Masters Thesis
Credit Hours: 6-10
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
Offered every spring, fall,and summer.
ENTO 905
Seminar in Entomology
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 8
Course Delivery: Classroom
Offered every fall and spring.
Presentation of topics in entomology or related subjects.
ENTO 915
Presentation Methods
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
Permission
Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years.
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.
ENTO 991
Advanced Topics in Entomology
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
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.
ENTO 996
Research in Entomology
Credit Hours: 1-12
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTO 999
Doctoral Dissertation
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair

 

NRES 920
Xenobiotics in the Environment - Crosslisted as ENTO 920, HORT 920, AGRO 920
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Recommend one course each in organic chemistry, soil science, biochemistry, plant physiology, microbiology and ecology
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.
AGRO 815A
Self-pollinated Crop Breeding - Crosslisted as ENTO 815A
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
AGRO 315
Self-pollinated plant breeding theory and methods. Pedigree, bulk, single seed descent, back-crossing methods and inbreeding theory.
AGRO 815B
Germplasm and Genes - Crosslisted as ENTO 815B
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
AGRO 315
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.
AGRO 815D
Cross-pollinated Crop Breeding - Crosslisted as ENTO 815D
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Online
Prereqs:
AGRO 315
Cross-pollinated breeding theory and methods. Genes in populations, recurrent selection methods, creating populations, hybrid production practices, and population improvement theory.
ALEC 806
Introduction to the Development of Distance Education Courses - Crosslisted as ENTO 830
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Online
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.
BIOS 865
Insect Transmission of Plant Diseases - Crosslisted as ENTO 865
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
8 hrs biological sciences including BIOS 864 preceding or parallel and 6 hrs entomology or biological sciences (zoology)
Relationships between plant diseases and their vectors with emphasis on virus diseases and transmission by aphids.
BIOS 960
Biosystematics and Nomenclature - Crosslisted as ENTO 960
Credit Hours: 2-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Methods and principles of systematics and nomenclature.

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