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Department of Entomology

ISU Entomology / Entomology Courses

Entomology Courses

Courses primarily for undergraduate students
Ent 110
Technical Lecture

Cr. R. F. Jurenka. Orientation to areas of and opportunities in entomology.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.SS. 5 weeks. S. Classroom section spring only. World Wide Web section of course offered summer and fall semesters. Biological and ecological aspects of insects.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.S. Prereq: Ent 201. 11 weeks. Classroom section spring only. Holscher. World Wide Web section offered fall semester. Lewis. The importance of insects in human well being. Insect-human interactions. Primarily for nonscience and nonagriculture majors.

(Cross-listed with Agron, For, Hort). (2-0) Cr. 2. S. Holscher. Core background and specialty topics in agricultural, and horticultural pesticide applicator certification. Students can select certification categories and have the opportunity to obtain pesticide applicator certification at the completion of the course. Commercial pesticide applicator certification is emphasized.

Ent 370
Insect Biology

(2-3) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Biol 101 or 211. Jurenka. Structure, physiology, evolution, behavior, life histories, and recognition of insects. Collection required. Nonmajor graduate credit.

(Cross-listed with Ia LL). (3-3) Cr. 4. Alt. SS., offered 2011. Field and laboratory study of insects, their diversity, life history; emphasis on ecology and behavior.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered 2011. Classroom and off-campus videotape sections. 12 weeks. Holscher. Recognition, biology, behavior, economic importance, and management of insects and other arthropods affecting livestock and poultry production. Nonmajor graduate credit.

(Cross-listed with Micro). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 3 credits in biological sciences. Bartholomay. Identification, biology, and significance of insects and arthropods that affect the health of humans and animals, particularly those that are vectors of disease. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Ent 374L
Insects and Our Health Laboratory

(Cross-listed with Micro). (0-3) Cr. 1. Alt. S., offered 2010. Prereq: Credit or enrollment in Ent 374. Bartholomay. Laboratory and field techniques for studying medical or public health entomology, including: collection, identification and maintenance of medically significant arthropods and experimental design and execution related to the biology of arthropods or arthropod-pathogen interactions.

(Dual-listed with 575). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2010. Prereq: 370 or 376. Bonning, Harris. Overview of the biology, ecology, and classification of insect pathogens, predators, and parasitoids. Discussion of the use of these organisms in plant protection, including an emphasis on genetic alteration of natural enemies. Nonmajor graduate credit.

(2-3) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Biol 101 or 211. O'Neal. Introduction to entomology and insect-pest management, including life processes, ecology, economics, tactics of population suppression, and ecological backlash. Credit for either Ent 376 or 386, but not both, may be applied toward graduation. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Ent 386
Management of Insect Pests

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered 2010. Prereq: Biol 101 or 211. Introduction to insects and their lifestyles. Theory and application of pest-management practices. Examples drawn primarily from field crops. Credit for either Ent 376 or 386, but not both, may be applied for graduation. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Ent 410
Insect-Virus Interactions: a Molecular Perspective

(Dual-listed with 510). (Cross-listed with Micro). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2009. Prereq: Permission of an instructor. Bonning, Bartholomay. Overview of insect-virus interactions including insect immunity to viruses, genetic enhancement of viral insecticides, transgenic mosquitoes, disruption of virus transmission, and the role of insect and virus genomics in combating viral disease of both human and agricultural importance.

Ent 425
Aquatic Insects

(Dual-listed with 525). (Cross-listed with A Ecl). (2-3) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2011. Prereq: Biol 312 or equivalent. Courtney. Morphology, ecology, diversity, and significance of aquatic insects, with emphasis on the collection, curation and identification of insects in local streams and lakes.

Ent 471
Insect Ecology

(Dual-listed with 571). (2-3) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2010. Prereq: 9 credits biological sciences. O'Neal. The contribution of insects to ecosystem function is staggering. This course will focus on insect population ecology, predator-prey interaction and chemical ecology. The role of insects in nutrient cycling, pollination and pest management will be discussed with case studies used to highlight the applied nature of insect ecology and its relationship to agriculture.

Ent 482 X
Ecosystem Service Management

(Dual-listed with 582X, cross-listed with NREM). F 2010. O'Neal, Tyndall. The unification of agricultural and ecosystem processes results in increased productivity, resilience, and ecological conservation. In this course, you will learn about multi-functional landscape management plans that will enhance agriculture and the environment. This course will prepare you to make "targeted" land-use recommendations and facilitate farmer utilization of federal funding programs.

Ent 490
Independent Study

Cr. arr. Repeatable. Prereq: 15 credits in biological sciences, junior or senior classification. A maximum of 6 credits of Ent 490 may be used toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation.
E. Research or work experience.
U. Laboratory teaching experience.
For students registering to be undergraduate laboratory assistants.

Ent 493
Workshop on Insect Management

Cr. 1. SS. Prereq: 370, 372, 376, or 386. Holscher. Insect recognition and sampling will be practiced in agricultural systems. The applications of current pest management practices will be demonstrated in both crop and livestock systems. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students
Ent 510
Insect-Virus Interactions: a Molecular Perspective

(Dual-listed with 410). (Cross-listed with Micro). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2009. Prereq: Permission of an instructor. Bonning, Bartholomay. Overview of insect-virus interactions including insect immunity to viruses, genetic enhancement of viral insecticides, transgenic mosquitoes, disruption of virus transmission, and the role of insect and virus genomics in combating viral disease of both human and agricultural importance.

Ent 511
Integrated Management of Tropical Crops

(Cross-listed with Pl P, Hort). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2011. Prereq: Pl P 408 or 416 or Ent 370 or 376 or Hort 221. Gleason, Lewis, Nonnecke. Applications of Integrated Crop Management principles (including Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Horticulture) to tropical cropping systems. Familiarization with a variety of tropical agroecosystems and Costa Rican culture is followed by 10-day tour of Costa Rican agriculture during spring break, then write-up of individual projects. Tour expenses paid by students.

Ent 525
Aquatic Insects

(Dual-listed with 425). (Cross-listed with A Ecl). (2-3) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2011. Prereq: Biol 312 or equivalent. Courtney. Morphology, ecology, diversity and significance of aquatic insects, with emphasis on the collection, curation and identification of taxa in local streams and lakes.

Ent 530
Ecologically Based Pest Management Strategies

(Cross-listed with Agron, Pl P, SusAg). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2010. Prereq: SusAg 509. Durable, least-toxic strategies for managing weeds, pathogens, and insect pests, with emphasis on underlying ecological processes.

Ent 550
Pesticides in the Environment

(Cross-listed with Tox). (2-0) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: 9 credits of biological sciences. Coats. Fate and significance of pesticides in soil, water, plants, animals, and the atmosphere.

Ent 552
Integrated Management of Diseases and Insect Pests of Turfgrasses

(Dual-listed with 452). (Cross-listed with Pl P, Hort). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2010. Prereq: Hort 351. Gleason, Lewis. Identification and biology of important diseases and insect pests of turfgrasses. Development of integrated pest management programs in various turfgrass environments.

(3-3) Cr. 4. S. Prereq: 370. Jurenka. Life processes of the insects, including reviews of current problems in insect physiology.

(Cross-listed with EEOB). (2-3) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2011. Courtney. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Principles and practice of systematic biology; taxonomy, nomenclature and classification of plants and animals; sources and interpretation of systematic data; speciation; fundamentals of phylogenetic systematics.

Ent 570
Plant Insect Interactions

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered 2009. Prereq: 370 or 376. Gassmann. Principles of insect and host interactions and mechanisms of insect control by host plant resistance.

Ent 571
Insect Ecology

(Dual-listed with 471). (2-3) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2010. Prereq: 9 credits biological sciences. O'Neal. The contribution of insects to ecosystem function is staggering. This course will focus on insect population ecology, predator-prey interaction and chemical ecology. The role of insects in nutrient cycling, pollination and pest management will be discussed with case studies used to highlight the applied nature of insect ecology and its relationship to agriculture.

Ent 574
Medical Entomology

(3-3) Cr. 4. Alt. S., offered 2010. Prereq: 9 credits in biological sciences. Bartholomay. Identification, biology, and significance of insects and other arthropods that attack people and animals, particularly those that are vectors of disease.

Ent 575
Plant Protection Using Natural Enemies

(Dual-listed with 375). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2010. Prereq: 370 or 376. Bonning, Harris. Overview of the biology, ecology, and classification of insect pathogens, predators, and parasitoids. Discussion of the use of these organisms in plant protection, including an emphasis on genetic alteration of natural enemies.

(3-6) Cr. 5. Alt. F., offered 2009. Prereq: 370. Courtney. Classification, distribution, and natural history of insects, including fundamentals of phylogenetic systematics, biogeography, taxonomic procedures, and insect collection and curation.

Ent 582 X
Ecosystem Service Management

(Dual-listed with 482X, cross-listed with NREM). F 2010. O'Neal, Tyndall. The unification of agricultural and ecosystem processes results in increased productivity, resilience, and ecological conservation. In this course, you will learn about multi-functional landscape management plans that will enhance agriculture and the environment. This course will prepare you to make "targeted" land-use recommendations and facilitate farmer utilization of federal funding programs.

Ent 590
Special Topics

Cr. arr. Repeatable. Prereq: 15 credits in biological sciences. See schedule for upcoming 590's.
A. Biological Control and Pathology.
B. Chemical Ecology and Behavior.
C. Ecology and Pest Management.
D. Evolution and Systematics.
E. Special Research Topics.
F. Medical and Veterinary Entomology.
G. Molecular Entomology.
H. Physiology and Biochemistry.
I. Toxicology.
K. Teaching Experience.
L. Extension Internship.
M. Immature Insects.
N. Population Genetics

Courses for graduate students
Ent 600
Seminar

Cr. 1. F.S.SS. Presentation of research results.

(Cross-listed with Tox). (2-3) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2009. Prereq: 555 or Tox 501. Coats. Principles of insecticide toxicology; classification, mode of action, metabolism, and environmental effects of insecticides.

Ent 699
Research

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

If you have questions about entomology courses in general, contact Kelly Kyle at entomology@iastate.edu (515-294-7400).

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