Tentative Schedule of Lectures -- Fall, 2014

 

Aug. 21

 

Introduction:   Importance of Insects
26

 

Arthropods and Apterygota
28

 

The Pterygota
Sept.   2

 

The Integument
4

 

External Anatomy -- Head
9

 

Quiz 1     External Anat. - Thorax and Abdomen
11

 

Insect Development and Metamorphosis
16

 

The Endocrine System
18

 

Respiratory and Circulatory Systems
23

 

Quiz 2     Digestive System -- Nutrition
25

 

Reproductive System
30

 

Nervous System
Oct.   2

 

Review
7

 

Exam I
9

 

Fall Break -- No Class
14

 

The Senses
16

 

Behavior and Orientation
21

 

Communication
23

 

Insect Ecology
28

 

Quiz 3     Population Growth and Dynamics
30

 

Pests and Outbreaks
Nov.   4

 

Sampling and Survey
6

 

Physical and Cultural Control
11

 

Exam II
13

 

Biological and Genetic Control
18

 

Chemical Control
20

 

Quiz 4     Management of Resistance
25

 

Integrated Pest Management and Expert Systems
27

 

Thanksgiving Vacation – No Class
Dec.   3

 

Insect Collections Due