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ENT207 Agricultural Entomology Course Page

Description: Introduction to insects and related arthropods emphasizing those aspects of their structure and life history responsible for some of them becoming pests and indicating those aspects towards which control measures can be directed. Principles of integrated control. Prerequisite: One of BIOL 107 or 108 or SCI 100.

ENT220 Insect Biology Course Page

Description: An introduction to the evolution, diversity, phylogeny, life styles, distribution, and classification of hexapods and practical experience in their identification. Prerequisite: BIOL 108 or SCI 100.

ENT222 Insects in Managed Ecosystems Course Page

Description: An introduction to insects and related arthropods emphasizing aspects of their structure, life history and ecology responsible for their importance as pest or beneficial organisms in managed landscapes. Principles of integrated pest management of insects of importance to Albertan and North American agricultural, horticultural and forested ecosystems will be discussed. Students will gain practical experience in identification of pest and beneficial insects. Prerequisite: Biology 108 or SCI 100. Credit may be obtained for only one of ENT 207, 222 or 380.

ENT327 Terrestrial Arthropod Diversity Course Page

Description: Evolution, distribution, and classification of terrestrial arthropods, with emphasis on hexapods. Students practice identification using museum collections, keys and databases, and make a substantive collection of regional insects. Prerequisite: Any one of ENCS 201, ENT 220, 222, or ZOOL 250. Credit can only be obtained for one of ENT 327, 427 or 527. Offered in alternate years.

ENT378 Insect Pathology Course Page

Description: An introduction to the diseases of insects and related arthropods. The use of insect pathogens to reduce pest damage in forestry and agriculture. Roles of diseases in insect population dynamics, Biotechnology and insect pathogens. Prerequisite: *3 in Entomology or Microbiology. Not open to first-year students.

ENT392 Medical and Veterinary Entomology Course Page

Description: An account of the influence of the arthropods on the health of man and domestic animals, and the interactions between arthropod vectors and vertebrate pathogens. Prerequisite: any Entomology course or consent of instructor.

ENT401 Current Topics in Arthropod Biology Course Page

Description: Survey, discussion and analysis of current literature in selected areas of arthropod biology of interest to advanced undergraduates. Prerequisite: ZOOL 250 or an ENT course or consent of instructor. Credit may be obtained more than once. Offered in alternate years.

ENT427 Terrestrial Arthropod Diversity Course Page

Description: Evolution, distribution, and classification of terrestrial arthropods, with emphasis on hexapods. Students practice identification using museum collections, build keys and databases, and make a substantive collection of regional insects. Prerequisite: Any one of ENCS 201, ENT 207, 220, 380, or ZOOL 351; BIOL 335 recommended. Credit cannot be obtained for both ENT 427 and 527.

ENT501 Advanced Current Topics in Arthropod Biology Course Page

Description: Survey, discussion and analysis of current literature in selected areas of arthropod biology of interest to graduate students in Biological Sciences. Discussions are the same as for ENT 401, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Credit may be obtained more than once. Offered in alternate years.

ENT527 Advanced Terrestrial Arthropod Diversity Course Page

Description: Evolution, distribution, and classification of terrestrial arthropods, with emphasis on hexapods. Students practice identification using museum collections, build keys and databases, and make a substantive collection of regional insects. Lectures and labs are the same as for ENT 327, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Credit can only be obtained for one of ENT 327, 427 or 527. Offered in alternate years.

ENT601 Entomology Seminar Course Page

Description: A forum for those with an interest in insects. Presentations may be provided by students, faculty, invited speakers and visiting scientists. Credit may be obtained more than once.

ENT602 Entomology Seminar Course Page

Description: Presentations may be provided by students, faculty, invited speakers and visiting scientists. Each student enrolled for credit gives one seminar for evaluation. Questions and discussion follow; participation also requires written evaluations of each seminar by peers and one or more Faculty members.