Entomology Graduate Student Association

The EGSA provides students with opportunities to organize seminars, meetings, field trips and other functions concerned with common interests of the members of the association.

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Entomology Graduate Student Symposium

An opportunity for students to present their research and to see what their fellow students are working on

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Entomology Graduate Courses

Course Number Course Name and Description Offered/Credits
3 (3 hrs of credit) (3 hrs of lecture or seminar-0 hrs of lab)
ENT 502
Insect Systematics

Prerequisite: ENT 425 or equivalent Diversity of insect biology and structure with emphasis upon identification of adults; includes speciation, evolutionary relationships, approaches to classifications, nomenclature, zoogeography and techniques of collection.     Course outline                 Course Website

F
4(2-4-0)

ENT 503
Insect Morphology and Physiology

Prerequisite: CH221, 223, and ENT425 or equivalent
Morphology, histology, and function of organ systems of insects. Basic physiological principles discussed in context of insect growth and development. Laboratory to give students practical experience with moden physiological techniques.  Course Outline

SP
4 (3-3-0)S

ENT (ZO) 509
Biology of Aquatic Insects

Prerequisite: ENT 425 or equivalent:Life history descriptions and identification of aquatic insects. Emphasis on behavioral and physiological adaptations to diverse habitats and the role of insects in aquatic ecosystem function and as indicators of water quality.

 Course Outline

Alt years

3(2-2-0) S

ENT 520
Insect Behavior

Instructor: Schal This course stresses comprehensive coverage of the principles of animal behavior using insects as models and examples. Physiology, underlying mechanisms, behavioral ecology and evolution of insect behavior are covered. Major Topics include: Ethological and neurophysiological concepts; Hormones and behavior; Behavioral rhythms; Thermoregulation; Orientation mechanisms; Learning; Territoriality and defense; Feeding and optimal foraging; Host finding; Mate finding; Social behavior and honeybee orientation. Tu-Th 9:30am-10:45am. Maximum seats: 20    Course Outline

SP Alt years
3(3-0-0)S

ENT 525
Entomology for Educators

Prerequisite: General Biology Insects and other arthropods used as paradigms for teaching basic principles of biology and ecology. Project-oriented format covering topics embracing the learning cycle, scientific method, critical thinking skills, and hands-on laboratory activities. Course Webpage           Course Outline

SP
3(3-0-0)S

ENT526
Organic Production - Principles and Practices

This is a multidisciplinary class, and lectures cover many aspects of organic production given by a number of experts from both on and off campus. Classes also include discussions of issues and controversies surrounding organic production, as well as field trips to selected farms. Restricted to upper level undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate continuing education students.
  Course Webpage

SP (Alt-Even)
3(3-0-0)S

ENT 550
Fundamentals of Insect Control

Prerequisite: ENT 425 The principles underlying modern methods for protecting food, clothing, shelter, and health from insect attack. Course Webpage                             Course Outline

F
3(2-2-0)F

ENT(ZO) 582
Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Prerequisite: ENT 425 and ZO 315 or equivalent The morphology, taxonomy, biology, and control of arthropod parasites and disease vectors of man and animals. The ecology and behavior of vectors in relation to disease transmission and control.    Course Outline

SP Alt years (even)
3(2-3-0)S

ENT 601
Seminar

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in ENT or closely allied fields Discussion of entomological topics selected and assigned by the seminar chair.      

Seminar Listing

F, SP
1(1-0-0) F,S

ENT 604
Insect Natural History and Field Ecology

Prerequisite: Graduate Status in Entomology Taught during the two weeks prior to the Fall semester Diversity of ecological roles and lifestyles of insects and realted arthropods using techniques in field ecology. Two week-long field trips to Coastal Plain and Mountains with orientation walks, evening lectures, and field projects. Course Outline

F
1(0-3-0)

ENT 620
Special Problems

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor Credits Arranged Original research on special problems in entomology not related to a thesis problem. Provides experience and training in research.

F, SP
1-3

ENT 641
Agricultural Entomology Practicum

Prerequisite: Economic Entomology (ENT 762 recommended) Practical experience in research, extension, and commerical aspects of insect pest management on a broad range of agricultural crops under actual field conditions. Class meets 9 hours each Friday for 10 weeks from early June to mid-August. Students should register for second summer session.  Course Outline

SUM Alt. Years
3(3-0-0)

ENT 685
Masters Supervised Teaching

Prerequisite: Masters Student Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

F, SP, SUM1, SUM2

ENT 688
Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Half Time Registration

Prerequisite: Masters student For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain half-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc.

F,S, SUM
1(1-0-0)

ENT 689
Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Full Time Registration

Prerequisite: Masters student For students in non-thesis masters programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain full-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final masters exam, etc. Students may register for this course a maximum of one semester

F,S, SUM
3(3-0-0)

ENT 690
Masters Examination

Prerequisite: Masters student For students in non-thesis masters programs who have completed all other requirements of the degree except preparing for and taking the final masters exam.

F, S, SUM1,SUM2
1-6

ENT 693
Masters Supervised Research

Prerequisite: Masters student Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty

F,S, SUM1,SUM2
1-9

ENT 695
Masters Thesis Research

Prerequisite: Masters student Thesis Research.

F, S, SUM1, SUM2
1-9

ENT 696
Summer Thesis Research

Prerequisite: Masters student For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will devoting full time to thesis research.

SUM1
1(1-0-0)

ENT 699
Masters Thesis Preparation

Prerequisite: Masters student For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment for the masters degree and are writing and defending their theses.

F, S
1-3

ENT 726
Biological Control of Insects and Weeds

Prerequisite: None.   Overview of the field of biological control and its role in Integrated Pest Management programs. Emphasis on the diversity and sometimes unusual interactions of insect parasitoids and predators with their hosts/prey, controversies in biological control, critical analysis of selected projects, and basic conceptual and hands-on tools for approaching biological control research and implementing projects.       Course Webpage                   Course Outline

F Alt years (odd)
3(2-3-0)

ENT 731
Insect Ecology

Prerequisite: ENT 425 and BO (ZO) 760 or equivalent The interrelationships among insects and components of their effective environments which result in dymanic spatial and temporal patterns of particular species. Also, the diverse roles of insects in structure and function of communities and ecosystems.

Course Outline

F Alt years (even)
3(2-2-0)

ENT 762
Insect Pest Management In Agricultural Crops

Prerequisite: ENT 425 or Consent of Instructor Critical review of the biology and ecology of representative benefical and injurious insects and arachnids of agricultural crops and the advantages and limitations of advanced concepts of their management in selected agroecosystems Course Outline

S Alt years
3(3-0-0)

ENT (FOR) 765
Advanced Forest Entomology

Prerequisite: ENT 402 or ENT 502 or Consent of Instructor Coverage of the important insect pests of forest and shade trees including regeneration pests defoliating insects, inner-bark borers, wood boreres, sucking insects, and bud, twig, and root feeding insects. Detailed examination of concepts in forest pest management and population dynamics.  Course Outline

S Alt years (odd)

ENT 591/791
Special Topics in Entomology

Prerequisite: Graduate standing A variable credit lecture and laboratory series offering topics such as advanced beekeeping, morphology, physiology, systematics, behavior, biological control, nursery and ornamental pests, host plant resistance information retrieval, biological monitoring and sampling, population modeling, extension entomology, computer methods and urban, forest, and stored product pests.   

Fellowship and Grant Writing in the Biological Sciences

Molecular Entomology

F, S
1-3

ENT 801
Seminar

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in ENT or closely allied fields Discussion of entomological topics selected and assigned by seminar chair.

Seminar Listing

F, S
1(1-0-0)

ENT 804
Insect Natural History and Field Ecology

Prerequisite: Graduate status in Entomology Taught during the two weeks prior to the fall semester Diversity of ecological roles and lifestyles of insects and related arthropods using techniques in field ecology. Two week-long field trips to Coastal Plain and Mountains with orientation walks, evening lectures, and field projects. Course Outline

F
1(0-3-0)

ENT 820
Special Problems

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor Original research on special problems in Entomology not related to a thesis problem. Provides experience and training in research.

F, S, SUM1, SUM2
1-3

ENT 841
Agricultural Entomology Practicum

Prerequisite: Economic Entomology (ENT 762 recommended) Practical experience in research, extension, and commerical aspects of insect pest management on a broad range of agricultural crops under actual field conditions. Class meets 9 hours each Friday for 10 weeks from early June to mid-August. Students should register for second summer session.  Course Outline

SUM Alt. Years
3(3-0-0)

ENT 885
Doctoral Supervised Teaching

Prerequisite: Doctoral student Teaching experience under the mentorhip of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observer and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

F, SP, SUM1, SUM2

ENT 890
Doctoral Preliminary Examination

Prerequisite: Doctoral Student For students who are preparing for and taking written and/or oral preliminary exams.

F, S, SUM1,SUM2
1-9

ENT 893
Doctoral Supervised Research

Prerequisite: Doctoral student Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

F,S, SUM1,SUM2
1-9

ENT 895
Doctoral Dissertation Research

Prerequisite: Doctoral student Dissertation Research.

F, S, SUM1, SUM2
1-9

ENT 896
Summer Thesis Research

Prerequisite: Doctoral Student For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will devoting full time to thesis research.

SUM1
1(1-0-0)

ENT 899
Doctoral Dissertation Preparation

Prerequisite: Doctoral student For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment, preliminary examination, and residency requirements for the doctoral degree, and are writing and defending their dissertations.

F, S
1-3