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Courses in Entomology (ENT)

Lower Division

1. Art, Science and the World of Insects (3)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Fusion of entomology and art to create an appreciation of insect biology, ecology, interactions with humans and importance in human culture. Multidisciplinary approaches in education and career paths in entomology and art. GE credit: ArtHum or SciEng or SocSci | AH or SE or SS, OL, VL, WE.—III. (III.) Ullman

2. Biodiversity (3)

Lecture—2 hours; lecture/discussion—1 hour. Introduction to nature, scope and geographical distribution of biodiversity (the diversity of life, with emphasis on plants and animals, especially insects). Humans and biodiversity—domestication, aesthetics, ethics and valuation. Species richness and “success.” Biodiversity through time; monitoring, evaluation and conservation. Biomes—global, continental and Californian. (Same course as Evolution and Ecology 2.) GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | SE, SL, WE.—I. (I.)

10. Natural History of Insects (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Designed for students not specializing in entomology. Not open for credit to students who have had course 100, but students who have taken this course may take course 100 for credit. An introduction to the insects detailing their great variety, structures and functions, habits, and their significance in relation to plants and animals including man. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL.—II. (II.) R. Kimsey, Parrella

90X. Special Topics in Entomology (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Freshman seminar course for in-depth examination of a special topic within the subject area. May be repeated two times for credit. (P/NP grading only.)—I, II, III.

92. Internship (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Work-learn experience on and off campus in all subject areas offered by the department, supervised by a member of the faculty. May be repeated up to 12 units of credit. (P/NP grading only.)

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

 Upper Division

100. General Entomology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1B. Biology, anatomy, physiology, development, classification, ecology and relation of insects to human welfare. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | WE.—I, III. (I, III.) L. Kimsey

100L. General Entomology Laboratory (2)

Laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 100 (may be taken concurrently). Anatomy, development, population ecology, methods of collecting, classification and identification of insects of all orders and of major families. GE credit: Wrt | VL.—I, III. (I, III.) Kimsey

101. Functional Insect Morphology (3)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 100. Study of the basic external and internal structures, organs and tissues of insects, with emphasis on functional systems. Functional anatomy, histology and fine structures of important organs and tissues will be discussed. GE credit: SciEng.—II. (II.)

102. Insect Physiology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 100 or course in physiology or invertebrate zoology. Processes by which insects maintain themselves, reproduce, and adapt to environment. Insects as models for basic/applied research through detailed analysis of metabolic, physiological, and behavioral processes. Emphasis on analysis of methodology, fact, and theory. GE credit: SciEng | SE, WE.—II. (II.) Chiu

103. Insect Systematics (3)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: introductory course in zoology or entomology. Principles and methods of systematics, with particular reference to insects. Emphasis on different theories of classification, and analysis of phylogenetic relationships. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt.—III.

104. Behavioral Ecology of Insects (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: introductory biology or zoology. Basic principles and mechanisms of insect behavior and ecology. An evolutionary approach to understanding behavioral ecology of insects. GE credit: SciEng.—II. (II.) Lewis

105. Insect Ecology (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 2B. Introduction to insect ecology combining fundamental concepts and questions in ecology with ideas, hypotheses and insights from insects. Integrates aspects of individual, population, community and ecosystem ecology. Emphasis on the scientific process: observing nature, asking testable questions, and communication. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SciEng | OL, SE, SL, WE.—I. (I.) Yang

107. California Insect Diversity (5)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—6 hours; fieldwork—6 hours. Prerequisite: an introductory course in entomology. Survey of the diversity of insects from selected ecological zones in California with emphasis on collection, identification, and natural history. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | SE.—III. Ward

109. Field Taxonomy and Ecology (7)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—36 hours; five-week course. Prerequisite: an introductory course in entomology or consent of instructor. The study of insects in their natural habitats; their identification and ecology. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | SE.—(IV.) Ward

110. Arthropod Pest Management (5)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Science 1B. Development of the ecological basis for the integrated pest management paradigm with emphasis on agriculture. Ecological and practical aspects of control tactics. Laboratory emphasizes identification of pests and beneficials of agriculture and urban situations. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | SE, WE.—II. (II.) Godfrey

116. Freshwater Macroinvertebrates (3)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 2B or equivalent. Biology, ecology and taxonomy of freshwater macroinvertebrates, including insects, crustaceans, molluscs, worms, leeches, flatworms and others. Adaptations to life in freshwater. Aquatic food webs. Uses of macroinvertebrates in water quality monitoring. Field trips during regular lab hours. Limited enrollment. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL.—III. (III.) Lawler

116L. Aquatic Insect Collection (2)

Laboratory—4 hours; field work—2 hours. Prerequisite: high school biology recommended. Students will learn to collect aquatic insects and to identify them to Family and Genus levels. Collections will require two, one-day weekend field trips (by arrangement). Collection requirement is 40 Families, with 20 identified to Genus level. Limited enrollment. May not be taken for credit if students have completed the 5-unit option for Entomology 116.—III. (III.) Lawler

117. Longevity (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. Nature, origin, determinants, and limits of longevity with particular reference to humans; emphasis on implications of findings from non-human model systems including natural history, ecology and evolution of life span; description of basic demographic techniques including life table methods. (Same course as Human Development 117.) GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | SE, SL, WE.—I. Carey

119. Apiculture (3)

Lecture—3 hours; papers. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1C recommended. Biology and behavior of honeybees; communication, orientation, social organization, foraging activities, honey production, pollination activities. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | OL, VL, WE.—III. (III.) Johnson

123. Plant-Virus-Vector Interaction (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 2A, Biological Sciences 101; Plant Biology 105, Plant Pathology 120, and course 100 recommended. Analysis of interactions necessary for viruses to infect plants.Interactions among insect vectors and host plants involved in the plant-virus life cycle. Evolutionary aspects of the molecular components in viral infection and modern approaches to the interdiction of viral movement. (Same course as Plant Biology 123 and Plant Pathology 123.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SE, SL, WE.—(I.) Lucas, Gilbertson, Ullman

135. Introduction to Biological Control (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 100 or 110. Principles of biological control of arthropod pests and weeds. Biology of pathogens, entomopathogenic nematodes, parasitoids, and predators. Implementation in classical and augmentative biological control. Role of biological control in pest management. Offered in alternate years—I. Kaya, Parrella

153. Medical Entomology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1A, 1B, upper division standing in one of the biological sciences, or consent of instructor. Basic biology and classification of medically important arthropods with special emphasis on the ecology of arthropod-borne diseases and principles of their control. Relationships of arthropods to human health. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | SE, SL, WE.—II. (II.) Scott

156. Biology of Parasitism (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1A or consent of instructors. Lectures on the biological and ecological aspects affecting host-parasite relationships using selected examples from protozoan and metazoan fauna. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—III. (III.) R. Kimsey, Nadler

156L. Biology of Parasitism Laboratory (1)

Laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 156 (concurrently) or consent of instructor. Laboratory demonstrations using selected examples of protozoan and metazoan organisms along with various techniques used in parasitology to exemplify concepts presented in the lecture course. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | SE.—III. (III.) R. Kimsey, Nadler

158. Forensic Entomology (3)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—4 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1B or Entomology 100, upper division standing. Arthropods, their general biology, succession, developmental cycles and population biology in matters of criminal prosecution and civil litigation. Emphasis on basic arthropod biology, ecological and developmental concepts and methods, development of reasoning abilities, implication, development of opinions and evidence. GE credit: SciEng or SocSci, Wrt | WE.—III. (III.) R. Kimsey

180A. Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (4)

Lecture/laboratory—3 hours; fieldwork—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 105, or Environmental Science and Policy 100; Evolution and Ecology 100; Evolution and Ecology 101. Experimental design in field ecology. Examination of primary literature, experimental design, independent and collaborative research, analysis of data, development of original research paper based on field experiments. (Same course as Evolution and Ecology 180A.) Offered in alternate years. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, VL.—(II.) Yang

180B. Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (4)

Lecture/laboratory—3 hours; fieldwork—3 hours. Prerequisite: Evolution and Ecology or Entomology 180A; Evolution and Ecology 100, Evolution and Ecology 101, or Environmental Science and Policy 100; course 105. Experimental design in field ecology. Examination of primary literature, experimental design, independent and collaborative research, analysis of data, development of original research paper based on field experiments. (Same course as Evolution and Ecology 180B.) Offered in alternate years. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, VL WE.—(III.) Yang

192. Internship (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: completion of 84 units and consent of instructor. Laboratory experience or fieldwork off and on campus in all subject areas offered in the Department of Entomology. Internships supervised by a member of the faculty. (P/NP grading only.)

197T. Tutoring in Entomology (1-3)

Discussion—1-3 hours. Leading small discussion groups. Preview assignments and prepare guidelines for discussion. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

 Graduate

212. Molecular Biology of Insects and Insect Viruses (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. A molecular biological analysis of insect systematics, physiology, and defense mechanisms. Molecular biology of insect viruses. Baculovirus expression vectors and post-translation modification of expressed polypeptides. Biological control of using neuropeptides and toxin genes in insect viruses. Offered in alternate years.—II. (II.)

214. Vector-borne Infectious Diseases: Changing Patterns (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor required. Restrictions: open to graduate students, MPVM and MPH students, DVM and medical students with second- or third-year standing. Open to upper division undergraduate students with consent of instructor(s). Vector-borne infectious diseases especially as they relate to changing patterns associated with climatic changes, trade and population movement. Same course as PMI 214.—I. (I.) Lanzaro, Reisen

225. Terrestrial Field Ecology (4)

Seminar—1 hour; field work—12 hours. Prerequisite: introductory ecology and introductory statistics or consent of instructor. A field course conducted over spring break and four weekends at Bodega Bay, emphasizing student projects. Ecological hypothesis testing, data gathering, analysis and written and oral presentation of results. (Same course as Ecology 225/Population Biology 225.)—III. (III.) Karban

230. Advanced Biological Control (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate or upper division standing in biological science or consent of instructor. Principles and current issues in biological control of arthropod pests and weeds; laboratory devoted to identification and life history of the major groups of parasitic and predaceous arthropods. Offered irregularly.—(I.)

253. Advanced Medical Entomology (3)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: one upper division course in entomology (other than course 153) and one course in microbiology: course 153 strongly recommended. An analysis of several anthropod-borne human diseases with emphasis on the relationships of the biology of the vector to the ecology of the disease. Discussion includes demonstration of vectors and techniques. Offered irregularly.—(III.)

290. Exploratory Topics in Entomology (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Interdisciplinary topics in entomology, including innovative applications of entomological concepts to other fields of research and human endeavor (e.g. medicine, technology, art, criminology). May be repeated for up to 8 units of credit when topic differs.—I, II, III.

291. Current Topics in Medical and Veterinary Entomology (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 153. Discussion of parasitology, ecology and epidemiology related to vectors of pathogens causing disease in humans and animals. May be repeated one time for credit. Offered irregularly.—I, II, III. R. Kimsey, Scott

292. Current Topics in Insect Physiology and Behavior (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 102 if topic is physiology, a course in behavior if topic is behavior, or either if topic bridges both. Analysis of contemporary advances in insect physiology, biochemistry and/or behavior. Interpretation and description of physiological and behavioral mechanisms and functions. Application of general principles to solution of problems in the laboratory and field. May be repeated for up to 8 units of credit if topic differs. Offered irregularly.—I, II, III.

293N. Current Topics in Insect Biotechnology and Genomics (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 212. Discussion of advances in insect biotechnology, including genetic engineering and genomics. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit if topic differs. Offered irregularly.—I, II, III. Hammock, Leal

294. Current Topics in Insect Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 103, general course in ecology or evolution. Discussions of advanced topics in ecology, evolution and systematics with emphasis on analysis of factors influencing the distribution, abundance, adaptations and evolutionary relationships of insects. Includes consideration of applications of basic theory (e.g. biological control). May be repeated for credit up to eight units if topics differs. Offered irregularly.—I, II, III.

295. Current Topics in Agricultural Entomology and Bee Biology (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 110 if topic covers pests and beneficial predators, course 119 if topic is bee biology, or either if topic bridges both. Discussion of advanced topics about the biology, ecology, behavior, and management of pest and beneficial insects. May be repeated for up to 8 units of credit if topic differs. Offered irregularly.—I, II, III.

297N. Seminar in Entomology (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Weekly entomology seminar. May be repeated up to 9 units of credit if topic differs. (S/U grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

298. Group Study (1-5)

(S/U grading only.)

299. Research (1-12)

(S/U grading only.)

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