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Entomology (ENTO)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1000. Insect Biology. 3. [(none)<>SB] Introduces insects and related arthropods. Introduces aspects of insect biology, behavior, life history and diversity, as well as many ways that insects affect humans. (Offered both semesters)

1001. Insect Biology. 4. [S1<>SB] Covers same lecture material as ENTO 1000, but includes a laboratory. (Offered both semesters)

1150. Pesticide Safety and Application. 1. Introduces various types and safe methods of pesticides application. Subsequent to completion, students may take the certification test administered by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. Cross listed with PLNT 1150. Offered S/U only. (Normally offered the week prior to spring semester)

4100. Senior Thesis: Proposal Preparation. 1-3. (Max. 6). Individualized preparation of a research proposal for a senior thesis project. Offered S/U only. Prerequisite: senior standing.

4200. Senior Thesis: Research Project. 1-3. (Max. 6). Individualized research project based on the senior thesis proposal. Offered S/U only. Prerequisite: ENTO 4100.

4300. Applied Insect Ecology. 3. Examines concepts of insect ecology and their application to the management of agricultural and rangeland insect pests. Control of rangeland weeds using insects in also examined. Covers population dynamics, predator-prey and insect-plant interactions, biological control and integrated pest management. Prerequisite: ENTO 1000 or 9 hours of biology or ecology-related coursework.

4678. Aquatic Entomology. 3. Emphasizes biology, ecology, distribution, and taxonomy of aquatic insects. Includes aquatic insects as indicators of pollution. Students must make and identify a collection of immature aquatic insects. Dual listed with ENTO 5678. Prerequisite: ENTO 1000, 1001 or consent of instructor. (Normally offered fall semester of even-numbered years)

4682. Insect Anatomy/Physiology. 5. [W3<>(none)] Studies structure and function of the insect body, particularly emphasizing the relationship between anatomical features and their cellular/biochemical functions. Dual listed with ENTO 5682. Prerequisite: ENTO 1000 or consent of instructor. (Normally offered spring semester of even- numbered years)

4684. Classification of Insects. 4. Studies insect orders, families and taxonomic treatises. Requires collection of adult insects representing 100 families, or equivalent museum project, for completion of course requirements. Dual listed with ENTO 5684. Prerequisite: ENTO 1000 or consent of instructor. (Normally offered fall semester of odd-numbered years)

4686. Problems in Entomology. 1-3 (Max. 6). Individual library, laboratory or field study of insects. Prerequisites: 4 hours of biological science and 3 hours of entomology or consent of instructor. (Offered fall, spring and summer semesters)

4687. Insect Evolution. 3. Examines major events of insect evolution including origins, fossils, wings and flight, metamorphosis, extinct orders, diversification patterns of modern orders, climate change, plate tectonics, coevolution with plants, parasitism, social behavior, and origin of modern faunas. Dual listed with ENTO 5687. Prerequisites: ENTO 4684 required; ENTO 4670, 4682 recommended.

4852. Senior/Graduate Seminar. 1 (Max. toward B.S. 2; Max. toward M.S. 2; Max. toward Ph.D. 6). Presentation of results and interpretation of the senior thesis research. Dual listed with ENTO 5852.

4884. Insect Behavior. 3. Examines the behavior of insects, including foraging, mating and social behavior. The course focuses on the applied as well as the fundamental aspects of behaviors, and both the strategic and physiological bases of behavior. Dual listed with ENTO 5884. Prerequisites: ENTO 1000 or consent of instructor.

5080. Statistical Methods for the Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. 3. Brief review of statistical principles. Use of SAS programming. Numerous analysis of variance techniques along with commonly used experimental designs. Multiple mean comparisons, linear contrasts, power of F test, simple linear regression, polynomial regression, analysis of covariance, and some categorical data techniques for student in the agriculture and natural resources sciences. Credit cannot be earned in more that one of the following courses: STAT 2100, 3050, 5050, 5060, 5070, 5080. Cross listed with STAT 5080. Prerequisite: STAT 2050 or equivalent.

5300. Applied Insect Ecology. 3. Examines concepts of insect ecology and their application to the management of agricultural and rangeland insect pests. Control of rangeland weeds using insects is also examined. Covers population dynamics, predator-prey and insect-plant interactions, biological control and integrated pest management. Dual listed with ENTO 4300. Prerequisite: ENTO 1000 or 9 hours of biology or ecology related coursework.

5601. Insects for Teachers: Collection and Identification of Insects. 1. Designed for school teachers K-12. Basic concepts such as insect classification, insect habitats, insect metamorphosis, and destructive and beneficial insects are discussed with emphasis on the presentation of these concepts in the school classroom. Half of the class is devoted to field trips, laboratories, workshop activities, and films. Each student will make an insect collection, and learn how to preserve, mount, and identify specimens to order level. Course may be taken independently of ENTO 5602. Identical to NASC 4790. Prerequisite: junior standing. Offered summer term only.

5602. Insects in the Classroom: Insects and Their Ways. 1. Designed for school teachers K-12. Basic concepts of insect structure and function (insect morphology, insect physiology, insect ecology, and insect behavior) are discussed with emphasis on the presentation of these concepts using living insects in the classroom. Half of the class is devoted to field trips, laboratories, workshop activities, and films. Each student will design, conduct, and write-up an experiment with insects. Course may be taken independently of ENTO 5601. Identical to NASC 4790. Prerequisite: junior standing. Offered summer term.

5678. Aquatic Entomology. 3. Biology, ecology, distribution and taxonomy of aquatic insects will be emphasized. Additional material covered will include aquatic insects as indicators of pollution. Students must make and identify a collection of immature aquatic insects. Dual listed with ENTO 4678. Prerequisite: 1 year of basic biology.

5682. Insect Physiology. 5. Structure and function of the insect body, with particular emphasis on the relationship between anatomical features and their cellular/biochemical functions. Dual listed with ENTO 4682. Prerequisite: ENTO 1000.

5684. Classification of Insects. 4. A study of insect orders, families and taxonomic treatises. Collection of adult insects representing 100 families, or equivalent museum project, is required for completion of course requirements. Dual listed with ENTO 4684. Prerequisite: ENTO 1000; ENTO 4670 is recommended.

5686. Problems in Entomology. 1-3 (Max. 6). Individual library, laboratory or field study of insects. Dual listed with ENTO 4686. Prerequisite: 4 hours of biological science and 3 hours of entomology.

5687. Insect Evolution. 3. Examines major events of insect evolution including origins, fossils, wings and flight, metamorphosis, extinct orders, diversification patterns of modern orders, climate change, plate tectonics, coevolution with plants, parasitism, social behavior, and origin of modern faunas. Dual listed with ENTO 4687. Prerequisite: ENTO 4684/5684 required. Recommended: ENTO 4670/5670, ENTO 4682/5682.

5689. Topics in Entomology. 1-4 (Max. 6). Current topics in entomology taught by entomology faculty, adjunct faculty or visiting faculty. Please check class schedule for current title.

5850. Research in Entomology. 1-3 (Max. 8). Individual investigations of particular problems. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5852. Senior/Graduate Seminar. 1 (Max. 6). Discussion of important contributions to entomology. Dual listed with ENTO 4852. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5884. Insect Behavior. 3. Fundamentals of insect behavior and an analysis of behavioral patterns. Dual listed with ENTO 4884. Prerequisite: one year of basic biology or equivalent; ENTO 5682 is recommended.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 3). Work in classroom with a major professor. Expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate status.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

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