ENY 5006 Graduate Survey of Entomology
By the end of this course, you should be able to pick up a common insect (a feat in itself for some people) and tell your friends what kind it is, how it moves, how it eats and digests its food, why it looks the way it does, where it usually lives, whether it is harmful to people or animals, how it’s controlled if it is a pest, and how it and other insects impact our lives. Pretty cool for an insect class. General Class Objectives:
- Know characteristics of the major insect orders.
- Understand the general external and internal anatomy and physiology of insects.
- Realize the impacts of insects on man and the environment.
LAB INFORMATION – The lab is a required as a co-requisite. The 1-credit-hour lab part of the course is offered for all ENY 3005 and 5006 students, and you must register for the lab separately. For those of you off campus, you will either attend a lab scheduled by your local UF/IFAS Research and Education Center or you will register for an online lab through the Entomology Department, available at (352) 273-3912. Both on-campus and distance students will have an E-Learning link for the lab. This is listed as ENY3005L/5006L in Sakai. The “L” indicates the lab section. The lab has a separate syllabus, so be sure to communicate with your lab TA and copy me if you have any questions. Students taking classes in Gainesville must take the on-campus lab. You must return any UF lab equipment to your lab TA when you turn in your collections.
|Week||Web Lecture||Textbook readings|
|1||Class Registration Drop/Add, Purchase class materials-Take online pre-test (Tests &Quizzes), take syllabus quiz (Assessments) and post introduction to Sakai (Discussion)|
|2||Unit 1 -Arthropod ClassificationUnit 2 -Insect Evolution and Classification(Assignment -Wing Evolution –10 points)||Chapter 1Chapters 2 and 16|
|3||Unit 3-Insect Orders |
Note –Having a good understanding of this lecture and the readings will give you an advantage in the lab and on the lecture exam Be sure to invest the time in completing your readings and understanding how to identify insect orders by their characteristics.
|Introductions to orders (first 2-3 pages) of Chapters 18-46 (~80 pages)|
|4||Unit 4 -Integument,Development and Reproduction(Assignment -JH Mimics –10 points)Unit 5-Maintenance and Movement||Chapters 3 and 4 Chapter 5|
|5||Unit 6-Reception & Integration |
Journal Assignments due (Units 2&4)–5:00 PM EST Thursday
Graduate Students -Paper Topic Due by 5:00 PM Thursday!
EXAM REVIEW Online Chat Room (Sakai)-Thursday 8:00 –9:00PM EST*EXAM I-FridayUnits1-5,100 points (Sakai Assessment with ProctorU)
|6||Unit 7-Getting Together||Chapter 7|
|7||Unit 8 -Social Relationships(Assignment -Social Insects –10 points||Chapter 8|
|9||Unit 9-Adaptations to Habitats||Chapter 9|
|10||Unit 10 -Plant –InsectInteractions||Chapter 10|
|11||Unit 11 -Parasites(Assignment -Endo-Ectoparasite –10 points)Chapter 11Journal Assignments due(Unit 8)–5:00 PM EST Thursday*EXAM 2-Friday Units 6-10,100 points (Sakai Assessment with ProctorU)||Chapter 11|
|12||Unit 12 -Insect Pest Management||Chapter 13|
|13||Unit 13-Insecticides||Chapter 13|
|14||Unit 14-Biological Control(Assignment -Bio-Control –10 point)||Chapter 11|
|15||Unit 15-Medical Entomology||Chapter 12|
|16||*EXAM3–Monday-150 points (~100 points units 11-15, 50 points comprehensive) (Sakai Assessment with ProctorU)||*If you need to take an exam on an alternate date, please arrange with Dr. Baldwin.|