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ENTO 510   INSECT ECOLOGY

ENTO 514   BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY

ENTO 516   BIOSYSTEMATICS

ENTO 520   INSECT PHYSIOLOGY

ENTO 525   INSECT MORPHOLOGY

ENTO 590   MASTER'S THESIS

ENTO 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ENTO 594   SEMINAR

ENTO 510 INSECT ECOLOGY
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 100 and one of the following: STAT 410, STAT 412.
-- Physiological ecology of insects. Influence of biotic and abiotic factors on insect population and community dynamics. Emphasis on seasonal adaptations, dispersion, life table analysis, r and k-selection, ecological methods, and insect-plant interactions.

ENTO 514 BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: One of the following: BIOE 370, BIOB 420, BIOE 405, ENTO 516.
-- Functional and evolutionary aspects of the behavior of insects and vertebrates, concentrating on the structure and tests of present-day theory; optimal foraging theory, habitat selection, mating systems, parental investment, game theory and social behavior.

ENTO 516 BIOSYSTEMATICS
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: One of the following: ENTO 432, BIOO 230, BIOO 415, BIOO 475, BIOO 470, BIOL 433, AGSC 454, BIOO 435.
-- Theory and practice of classification. History of taxonomy, use of International Codes of Nomenclature and phylogenetic reconstruction (cladistics). Information retrieval, character generation and computer algorithms in systematics.

ENTO 520 INSECT PHYSIOLOGY
F alternate years, to be offered even years. 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ENTO 204 and one of the following: BIOH 340, BIOL 402, BIOO 412, BIOL 413,BIOO 433, ENTO 301, ENTO 432, ENTO 514, or ENTO 525.
-- Principles of insect physiology and insect physiological ecology; digestive, respiratory, and circulatory processes, neurophysiology, endocrinology, reproductive systems, muscular systems and locomotion, defensive mechanisms, thermoregulation and water balance.

ENTO 525 INSECT MORPHOLOGY
S alternate years, to be offered even years 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: ENTO 204 and one of the following: BIOO 310, BIOB 420, ENTO 401, ENTO 432, ENTO 510, ENTO 514, ENTO 516, or ENTO 520.
-- The principles of insect morphology and the evolutionary principles behind the diversity of form and function of the major insect and arthropod groups.

ENTO 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1-10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

ENTO 592 INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of Department Head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ENTO 594 SEMINAR
F,S 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

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