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Insect Science Minor

Entomology
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2020
  • Required credits in this minor: 16
This minor provides strong background in entomological principles and theory for career preparedness for graduate programs and exciting professions in natural resources and conservation of pollinators and other insects, medicine, plant health, and protection related to agriculture, horticulture, forestry, greenhouse and nursery management, or teaching biology in secondary education institutions. For more information, contact Insect Science Minor Advisor - Matt Petersen (pet03207@umn.edu).
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Minor Core Requirement
ENT 1005 - Insect Biology with Lab [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
Electives
Courses are listed under suggested areas of concentration. However, you may take from any or all categories to complete 12 credits.
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
Conservation & Environmental Assessment
Develop the skills needed for the identification and management of invasive and native insects in forests, prairies, aquatic systems, and other habitats. Learn how insects are used as biological indicators of ecosystem health. Careers options include forest health specialist, ecologist, pest management specialist, agronomist, natural resource manager, or water quality specialist. Take 0 (zero) or more courses from following.
· ENT 2920 - Introductory Lectures in Entomology (1.0-4.0 cr)
or ENT 3294 - Directed Research in Entomology (1.0-4.0 cr)
or ENT 3925 - Insects, Aquatic Habitats, and Pollution (3.0 cr)
or ENT 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship (1.0-3.0 cr)
or ENT 4251 - Forest and Shade Tree Entomology (3.0 cr)
or ENT 5011 - Insect Structure and Function (4.0 cr)
or ENT 5021 - Insect Biodiversity and Evolution (4.0 cr)
or ENT 5041 - Insect Ecology (3.0 cr)
or ENT 5051 - Scientific Illustration of Insects (3.0 cr)
or ENT 5126 - Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Ecological Data (3.0 cr)
or ENT 5341 - Biological Control of Insects and Weeds (3.0-4.0 cr)
or ENT 5361 - Aquatic Insects (4.0 cr)
or ESPM 1012H - Environmental Science and Society [ENV] (3.0 cr)
or ESPM 3480 - Topics in Natural Resources (1.0-4.0 cr)
or HSEM 2637H - Small but Impactful: Insects and the Environment [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· Medicine & Global Health
Develop a strong background in the epidemiology of arthropod-vectored diseases of humans and other animals while enhancing your marketable skills for careers in veterinary science or public health. Take 0 (zero) or more courses from following.
· CFAN 3334 - Parasites and Pestilence (3.0 cr)
or ENT 1021 - An Introduction to Forensic Entomology (3.0 cr)
or ENT 2884 - The Six-legged Conquerors: How insects have shaped human history [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or ENT 2920 - Introductory Lectures in Entomology (1.0-4.0 cr)
or ENT 3275 - Insect-transmitted diseases of humans (3.0 cr)
or ENT 3294 - Directed Research in Entomology (1.0-4.0 cr)
or ENT 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship (1.0-3.0 cr)
or ENT 5011 - Insect Structure and Function (4.0 cr)
or ENT 5361 - Aquatic Insects (4.0 cr)
· Agriculture & Plant Protection
Learn the fundamentals of insect-plant interactions within agricultural and natural environments while developing a strong background in integrated pest management, including pesticide application and biological control strategies. Enhance your marketable skills for careers as a forest health specialist, crop consultant, grounds manager, pest management specialist, agronomist, and greenhouse or nursery technician. Take 0 (zero) or more courses from following.
· CFAN 2333 - Insects, Microbes, and Plants: Ecology of Pest Management [TS] (3.0 cr)
or ENT 2920 - Introductory Lectures in Entomology (1.0-4.0 cr)
or ENT 3211 - Insect Pest Management (3.0 cr)
or ENT 3294 - Directed Research in Entomology (1.0-4.0 cr)
or ENT 4021 - Honey Bees and Insect Societies (3.0 cr)
or ENT 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship (1.0-3.0 cr)
or ENT 4251 - Forest and Shade Tree Entomology (3.0 cr)
or ENT 5011 - Insect Structure and Function (4.0 cr)
or ENT 5041 - Insect Ecology (3.0 cr)
or ENT 5126 - Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Ecological Data (3.0 cr)
or ENT 5341 - Biological Control of Insects and Weeds (3.0-4.0 cr)
or ESPM 3480 - Topics in Natural Resources (1.0-4.0 cr)
or HSEM 2637H - Small but Impactful: Insects and the Environment [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· Pollinator Ecology
Develop your understanding of the important role insects play in plant reproduction while learning how to safeguard pollinator populations through knowledge local and landscape practices. Take 0 (zero) or more courses from following.
· ENT 2920 - Introductory Lectures in Entomology (1.0-4.0 cr)
or ENT 3294 - Directed Research in Entomology (1.0-4.0 cr)
or ENT 4021 - Honey Bees and Insect Societies (3.0 cr)
or ENT 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship (1.0-3.0 cr)
or ESPM 3480 - Topics in Natural Resources (1.0-4.0 cr)
 
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ENT 1005 - Insect Biology with Lab (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01880
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Insects represent one of the most abundant and diverse life forms on Earth, and their environmental importance is displayed across both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Beyond environmental importance, insects shape human society through their impact on our health, the pollination of our food crops, and damage to our commodities and homes. Insect Biology is an introductory entomology course on the biology and ecology of insects, their classification, and their interactions with the environment and human society. This course will provide background on insect diversity and physiology while providing insight into how scientists examine the roles of insects in medicine, agriculture, advances in genetics, and ecology. These topics will provide fundamental biological knowledge needed to make informed decisions about insect-related topics in a global society.
ENT 2920 - Introductory Lectures in Entomology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory lectures or labs in special fields of entomological research. Given by visiting scholar or regular staff member.
ENT 3294 - Directed Research in Entomology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
An opportunity in which a student designs and carries out a directed research project under the direction of a faculty member. Directed research may be taken for variable credit and special permission is needed for enrollment. Students enrolling in a directed research course will be required to use the University-wide online directed research contract process in order to enroll. prereq: department consent, instructor consent, no more than 6 credits of directed research counts towards CFANS major requirements.
ENT 3925 - Insects, Aquatic Habitats, and Pollution
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Effects differing classes of pollutants have on insects that are aquatic. Insect life-cycle dynamics, trophic guilds, community structure. Hypotheses to explain community structure in streams, rivers, wetlands, ponds, lakes, reservoirs. Organic pollution, eutrophication, heavy metal pollution, runoff/siltation, acidification, thermal pollution. Changes in aquatic insect community structure. Designing/maintaining biological monitoring networks. prereq: [[3005 or Biol 3407 or FW 2001], [jr or sr]] or instr consent
ENT 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Professional experience in entomology firms or government agencies through supervised practical experience; evaluative reports and consultations with faculty advisers and employers. prereq: COAFES jr or sr, complete internship contract available in COAFES Career Services before enrolling, UC only, instr consent
ENT 4251 - Forest and Shade Tree Entomology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Biology, ecology, population management of forest/shade tree insects. Emphasizes predisposing factors/integrated management. Lecture/lab.
ENT 5011 - Insect Structure and Function
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comparative study of insect structures/functions from evolutionary perspective. Introduction to physiology of digestion, respiration, other organ systems. prereq: 3005 or instr consent
ENT 5021 - Insect Biodiversity and Evolution
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02865
Typically offered: Every Fall
Insects are the most diverse group of organisms on Earth with almost 1 million described species. Millions more remain to be described, especially in tropical regions of the world. Insects come in a remarkable array of sizes, colors, and shapes. Taxonomists use this morphological complexity as the primary means of identifying insects, but also for inferring evolutionary relationships. In this course, we will learn how to identify insects, explore methods of collection and curation of insects, discuss their evolutionary relationships, see how insects fit in the natural world, and discuss exciting new efforts to inventory, describe, and conserve the remarkable diversity of insects.
ENT 5041 - Insect Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Synthetic analysis of the causes of insect diversity and of fluctuations in insect abundance. Focus on abiotic, biotic, and evolutionary mechanisms influencing insect populations and communities. prereq: Biol 5041 or EBB 5122 or instr consent
ENT 5051 - Scientific Illustration of Insects
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Techniques for preparing and observing insects for subsequent illustration. Traditional illustration techniques using the drawing tube and ocular grid on the microscope, including pencil sketching and pen and ink line drawing. Other ?traditional? rendering methods will include line and ink, stippling, cross-hatching, color illustration. Major emphasis will be in computer-assisted techniques of scientific illustration using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, including instruction on preparing full body, true-to-life, color illustrations of insects on the computer.
ENT 5126 - Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Ecological Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
This course covers linear models (regression and ANOVA) and extensions to temporal data and spatial point processes, lattice/areal data, and geostatistics. The course bridges sufficient theory to understand why contending with spatiotemporal dependence is important with enough application to make students confident in their own data analyses.
ENT 5341 - Biological Control of Insects and Weeds
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Biological control of arthropod pests and weeds. Analysis of relevant ecological theory and case studies; biological control agents. Lab includes natural enemy identification, short experiments, and computer exercises. prereq: 3001, Biol 1009, EEB 3001 or grad
ENT 5361 - Aquatic Insects
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Taxonomy, natural history of aquatic insects including their importance in aquatic ecology, water resource management, recreation, and conservation. Emphasizes family-level identification of immatures/adults. Field trips scheduled to local aquatic habitats. A collection is required. prereq: instr consent
ESPM 1012H - Environmental Science and Society (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Selection of current environmental issues affecting our daily lives. Evaluate the scientific and social approaches necessary to resolve environmental issues. Students explore how everything we do affects the environment in different ways.
ESPM 3480 - Topics in Natural Resources
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lectures by visiting scholar or regular staff member. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
HSEM 2637H - Small but Impactful: Insects and the Environment (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson referred to insects and other invertebrates as the ?little things that run the world?. Insects may be small but are numerous, diverse and present almost everywhere ? as humans we encounter them not matter where we are and what we do! In this course, Honors students and the Instructor will jointly explore influences of insects as pollinators, ?recyclers?, and as invasive species that lead to environmental pollution; adaptations that enable insects to handle diverse environmental conditions including climate change; and impacts on humans of insects on planet earth. The course will include brief interactive lectures, select readings and videos for providing background and context related to a specific topic. Students will then explore each topic by engaging in open conversations, small/large discussions using active learning approaches such as think-pair-share, jigsaw discussion groups, and debates for sharing their perspectives based on individual backgrounds/major/interests.
CFAN 3334 - Parasites and Pestilence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of protozoan and metazoan parasites, focusing on the biology and epidemiology of parasitic diseases and on the parasite- host association. Special emphasis will be placed on those parasites of major medical/veterinary consequence, because parasites continue to be one of the primary causes of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. It is anticipated that you will obtain an awareness of the importance and complexity of these diseases, and how they impact the majority of the world?s population that is less fortunate than those of us living in developed countries. Parasites are explored in the context of transmission, associated disease, diagnosis and treatment options; and environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic drivers of disease epidemiology. Content will be presented on the blackboard and via Power Point. Additional information is available through the lecture outline in the course website, and in the text. Occasionally, we will have guest lectures on specific topics. The speakers are UMN faculty members and highly recognized scientists, from whom you will receive state-of-the-art information.
ENT 1021 - An Introduction to Forensic Entomology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
What can maggots and beetles collected at a crime scene tell investigators about the body? Often, insect evidence collected at the scene of a crime can help experts make a variety of conclusions, such as time of death and whether or not the body has been moved from the original crime scene. In this seminar, students will explore how insect evidence can be used in various ways in the field of forensic science. This class will discuss the scientific approaches and techniques involved in forensic entomological analysis. Topics will include, but are not limited to, the different insects found in decomposing bodies, how insect development time can be affected by factors like the weather or body placement, and how insect evidence can be useful to both crime scene investigators and medical examiners.
ENT 2884 - The Six-legged Conquerors: How insects have shaped human history (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Insects have had an immense yet underappreciated impact on the course of human history and civilization. Through their effects as carriers of disease, insects have decided the outcomes of numerous battles and wars, often causing many more deaths than weapons did. On the other hand, beneficial insects have made important contributions to the development of many industries, in particular related to textiles and agriculture, and they also serve as important sources of food in many cultures. Because of their varied and important roles in human life and well-being, insects feature prominently in sacred texts and have thus influenced spiritual and religious thought through the ages. And from Greek times until the present, insects have contributed greatly to the development of scientific thought. Many of the great naturalists throughout history ? from Aristotle to Darwin to EO Wilson ? have had an inordinate fascination with insects. In the second half of the 20th century and beyond, insects sparked the environmental movement, serve as models for innovating technologies such as robots, and continue to shape our lives in fascinating, challenging and novel ways. In this class we will discuss the major ways in which the fates of humans and insects have been intertwined over the course of human history. Throughout the class we focus on ways that historical inquiry can be used to elucidate entomological questions and, conversely, how entomological knowledge can be brought to bear to solve historical mysteries.
ENT 2920 - Introductory Lectures in Entomology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory lectures or labs in special fields of entomological research. Given by visiting scholar or regular staff member.
ENT 3275 - Insect-transmitted diseases of humans
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02741
Typically offered: Every Spring
What?s so attractive about human blood? How have human interactions with insects evolved? Insects and ticks transmit viral, bacterial, protozoan and filarial diseases to humans, particularly in tropical countries. Zika, most recently, and also dengue and other mosquito-borne viruses pose an emerging challenge in the southern US as climate change increases the range of important vector species. Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases are increasing in the US, and pose challenges in diagnosis and treatment. This course covers contemporary topics in "Medical Entomology" that will provide an overview of arthropod-borne disease and its impacts on global health from the perspective of insect vectors and microbial pathogens. Students will explore historical, contemporary and epidemiologic stories demonstrating exposure and control strategies via lecture, student discussions, laboratory demonstrations, and critical review of current best practices in medical entomology. This course is designed for upper division undergraduate and graduate students in any major or minor.
ENT 3294 - Directed Research in Entomology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
An opportunity in which a student designs and carries out a directed research project under the direction of a faculty member. Directed research may be taken for variable credit and special permission is needed for enrollment. Students enrolling in a directed research course will be required to use the University-wide online directed research contract process in order to enroll. prereq: department consent, instructor consent, no more than 6 credits of directed research counts towards CFANS major requirements.
ENT 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Professional experience in entomology firms or government agencies through supervised practical experience; evaluative reports and consultations with faculty advisers and employers. prereq: COAFES jr or sr, complete internship contract available in COAFES Career Services before enrolling, UC only, instr consent
ENT 5011 - Insect Structure and Function
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comparative study of insect structures/functions from evolutionary perspective. Introduction to physiology of digestion, respiration, other organ systems. prereq: 3005 or instr consent
ENT 5361 - Aquatic Insects
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Taxonomy, natural history of aquatic insects including their importance in aquatic ecology, water resource management, recreation, and conservation. Emphasizes family-level identification of immatures/adults. Field trips scheduled to local aquatic habitats. A collection is required. prereq: instr consent
CFAN 2333 - Insects, Microbes, and Plants: Ecology of Pest Management (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course uses fundamental concepts of ecology and evolution to illuminate and solve the challenges in managing insects and microbes in today's global context of food and fiber production. Students will learn relevant aspects of insect and microbial biology to be able to situate concrete management problems in an appropriate ecological and evolutionary conceptual framework. Students will apply these concepts and discuss ecological and management controversies, such as what can we learn from natural areas to better manage food and fiber production systems. Case studies, readings, and discussion topics will emphasize factors influencing responsible management decisions.
ENT 2920 - Introductory Lectures in Entomology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory lectures or labs in special fields of entomological research. Given by visiting scholar or regular staff member.
ENT 3211 - Insect Pest Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02736
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Management of Insect Pests is designed for upper division undergraduates in any major or minor. The course will emphasize principles of insect pest management and draw from examples related to agricultural, horticultural and landscape and urban systems. Conventional (nonorganic) and organic approaches, the use of social media and modern technology, and economic, environmental and social consequences of diverse tactics (chemical, cultural, biological, genetic, etc.) will be covered by the Instructor and, on occasion, by guest lecturers. Student debates on pesticide-pollinator and genetic engineering issues will provide real-world context and insights on complexities of insect pest prevention and management.
ENT 3294 - Directed Research in Entomology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
An opportunity in which a student designs and carries out a directed research project under the direction of a faculty member. Directed research may be taken for variable credit and special permission is needed for enrollment. Students enrolling in a directed research course will be required to use the University-wide online directed research contract process in order to enroll. prereq: department consent, instructor consent, no more than 6 credits of directed research counts towards CFANS major requirements.
ENT 4021 - Honey Bees and Insect Societies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Natural history, identification, and behavior of honey bees and other social insects. Evolution of social behavior, pheromones and communication, organization and division of labor, social parasitism. Lab with honey bee management and maintenance of other social bees for pollination. prereq: Biol 1009 or instr consent
ENT 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Professional experience in entomology firms or government agencies through supervised practical experience; evaluative reports and consultations with faculty advisers and employers. prereq: COAFES jr or sr, complete internship contract available in COAFES Career Services before enrolling, UC only, instr consent
ENT 4251 - Forest and Shade Tree Entomology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Biology, ecology, population management of forest/shade tree insects. Emphasizes predisposing factors/integrated management. Lecture/lab.
ENT 5011 - Insect Structure and Function
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comparative study of insect structures/functions from evolutionary perspective. Introduction to physiology of digestion, respiration, other organ systems. prereq: 3005 or instr consent
ENT 5041 - Insect Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Synthetic analysis of the causes of insect diversity and of fluctuations in insect abundance. Focus on abiotic, biotic, and evolutionary mechanisms influencing insect populations and communities. prereq: Biol 5041 or EBB 5122 or instr consent
ENT 5126 - Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Ecological Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
This course covers linear models (regression and ANOVA) and extensions to temporal data and spatial point processes, lattice/areal data, and geostatistics. The course bridges sufficient theory to understand why contending with spatiotemporal dependence is important with enough application to make students confident in their own data analyses.
ENT 5341 - Biological Control of Insects and Weeds
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Biological control of arthropod pests and weeds. Analysis of relevant ecological theory and case studies; biological control agents. Lab includes natural enemy identification, short experiments, and computer exercises. prereq: 3001, Biol 1009, EEB 3001 or grad
ESPM 3480 - Topics in Natural Resources
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lectures by visiting scholar or regular staff member. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
HSEM 2637H - Small but Impactful: Insects and the Environment (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson referred to insects and other invertebrates as the ?little things that run the world?. Insects may be small but are numerous, diverse and present almost everywhere ? as humans we encounter them not matter where we are and what we do! In this course, Honors students and the Instructor will jointly explore influences of insects as pollinators, ?recyclers?, and as invasive species that lead to environmental pollution; adaptations that enable insects to handle diverse environmental conditions including climate change; and impacts on humans of insects on planet earth. The course will include brief interactive lectures, select readings and videos for providing background and context related to a specific topic. Students will then explore each topic by engaging in open conversations, small/large discussions using active learning approaches such as think-pair-share, jigsaw discussion groups, and debates for sharing their perspectives based on individual backgrounds/major/interests.
ENT 2920 - Introductory Lectures in Entomology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory lectures or labs in special fields of entomological research. Given by visiting scholar or regular staff member.
ENT 3294 - Directed Research in Entomology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
An opportunity in which a student designs and carries out a directed research project under the direction of a faculty member. Directed research may be taken for variable credit and special permission is needed for enrollment. Students enrolling in a directed research course will be required to use the University-wide online directed research contract process in order to enroll. prereq: department consent, instructor consent, no more than 6 credits of directed research counts towards CFANS major requirements.
ENT 4021 - Honey Bees and Insect Societies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Natural history, identification, and behavior of honey bees and other social insects. Evolution of social behavior, pheromones and communication, organization and division of labor, social parasitism. Lab with honey bee management and maintenance of other social bees for pollination. prereq: Biol 1009 or instr consent
ENT 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Professional experience in entomology firms or government agencies through supervised practical experience; evaluative reports and consultations with faculty advisers and employers. prereq: COAFES jr or sr, complete internship contract available in COAFES Career Services before enrolling, UC only, instr consent
ESPM 3480 - Topics in Natural Resources
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lectures by visiting scholar or regular staff member. Topics specified in Class Schedule.