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ENTM 10100 - Insect Biology And Societal Grand Challenges
Credit Hours: 1.00. An introduction to the roles of insect biologists in addressing societal grand challenges. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Appreciate the scope of societal grand challenges. 2. Understand and demonstrate where Insect Biology and grand challenges intersect. 3. Evaluate and critique popular literature and media surrounding these issues. 4. Identify gaps in our current knowledge and understand future needs.


ENTM 10200 - The Practice Of Science
Credit Hours: 2.00. A critical examination of science, best practices for conducting science, the contribution of research to knowledge accumulation, and the ethical obligations of scientists. Typically offered Fall.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand and practice the fundamental components of conducting scientific investigations (observation, explanation, and investigation). 2. Understand the concept of falsifiable hypotheses and their role in the practice of science. 3. Understand concepts underlying approaches to the quantitative analysis of data. 4. Appreciate the importance of accuracy, precision, and the identification and mitigation of sources of error in data collection and analysis. 5. Understand the ethical expectations of peers, sponsors, and the general public in the practice of science. 6. Understand the distinction between science and pseudoscience, and be able to recognize each.


ENTM 10500 - Insects: Friend And Foe
Credit Hours: 3.00. A one-semester course for nonscience students who want to know more about insects - the most numerous organisms on earth. An introduction to insects and their relationship with humankind, including interesting aspects of insect biology; insects in music, decoration, history; use of insects in teaching at the elementary school level; their use in art, photography, and drawing; insects as human food. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture, Recitation

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Lower Division, GTC-Science, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, UC-Science, Tech & Society

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ENTM 12800 - Investigating Forensic Science
Credit Hours: 3.00. Designed for both forensic science majors and non-majors, this course will provide an overview of the issues affecting the study and practice of forensic science as defined by the National Academy of Science 2009 report: "Strengthening Forensic Science". Using a mixture of popular media (film, television, news articles) as well as more conventional academic peer-reviewed articles, students will learn how the scientific method is applied to forensic investigations including; identifying pseudoscience, crime lab procedures, DNA evidence, errors in thinking and problem solving, types of fraud, and the influence of the "CSI Effect". Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, Tech & Society

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Recognize basic phases of science and the procedural steps of the scientific method and explain the difference between the two. 2. Recognize the difference between science and pseudoscience and how poor forensic science impacts the application of law. 3. Understand how basic procedural issues affect crime labs. 4. Recognize how a need for confidence in measurement impacts the scientific method and how this need shapes the current paradigm in forensic science. 5. Recall basic tenants of DNA evidence. 6. Understand the primacy of DNA evidence under the current paradigm of forensic science compared to other forensic science disciplines.


ENTM 20100 - Scientific And Technical Communication
Credit Hours: 3.00. Students gain a foundation for communicating science and insect biology at multiple levels through study and practice. Prior completion of a college-level composition course is strongly recommended. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop and practice skills to describe research and present results and conclusions from research to peers to non-scientist audiences both in written and oral formats. 2. Understand the difference between scientific and science writing and effectively communicate science to various general public audiences both orally and through writing.


ENTM 20600 - General Entomology
Credit Hours: 2.00. A general course on insect structure, function, biology, ecology and population management. Coordinated with the ENTM 20700 laboratory as an introductory course in entomology. Typically offered Fall Spring.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Lower Division, GTC-Science, UC-Science

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette


ENTM 20700 - General Entomology Laboratory
Credit Hours: 1.00. Laboratory exercises parallel topics presented in ENTM 20600. Insect structures and function are studied as a basis for learning to identify insects and other arthropods. Typically offered Fall Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette


ENTM 20800 - Insects Of Field And Forage Crops Laboratory
Credit Hours: 1.00. Laboratory experiences focus on recognition, biology, and management of economically important insects of field and forage crops. Typically offered Fall Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: Regional Campus Only

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond


ENTM 20900 - Insects Of Livestock And Companion Animal Laboratory
Credit Hours: 1.00. Laboratory experiences focus on recognition, biology, and management of economically important insects of domestic animals. Typically offered Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: Regional Campus Only

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond


ENTM 21000 - Introduction To Insect Behavior
Credit Hours: 3.00. Description and introductory analysis of innate and learned insect behavior, including basic orientations and movements, behavioral periodicity, communication, chemical and structural defenses, host selection and feeding, reproduction, and insect societies. General biology and introductory entomology are desirable, but not essential. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, UC-Science

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ENTM 21700 - Insects In Elementary Education
Credit Hours: 1.00. A laboratory class designed for students preparing for a career in elementary education. Students will learn to use insects in the classroom as learning tools to achieve educational objectives relevant to their intended grade level. Enrollment should be limited to elementary and secondary education majors. Typically offered Fall Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: Regional Campus Only

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond


ENTM 22810 - Forensic Investigation
Credit Hours: 4.00. Forensic science investigation, crime scene management and field data collection techniques. Includes crime scene recognition and the documentation, collection, preservation, and processing of crime scene evidence. Emphasizes the place of field data collection as the first step in a sequence that takes evidence from scene to the lab for analysis and finally into the court of law. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, UC-Science

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate and test hypotheses, conduct experiments and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate the ability to write and speak with effectiveness while considering audience and purpose.


ENTM 22820 - Forensic Analysis
Credit Hours: 4.00. Forensic science evidence analysis, crime lab evidence management and data analysis techniques. Focuses on the accuracy, precision and integrity in evidence analysis for a survey of forensic disciplines. Emphasizes the place of forensic analysis as a necessary second step in a sequence that takes evidence from scene, to the lab for analysis and finally into the court of law. Typically offered Spring
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, UC-Science

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Appreciate the scope of science in forensic analysis. 2. Develop an understanding of the scientific method in the context of the law. 3. Develop an understanding of the particulars for each forensic sub-discipline. 4. Experience the basic techniques employed by the sub-disciplines reviewed.


ENTM 22830 - Forensic Testimony And Ethics
Credit Hours: 3.00. The final course in the forensic science program core, focuses on the legal ramifications that arise when forensic science is applied at the crime scene, in the crime lab and in the courtroom. Students are introduced to ethical issues that form the basis of all scientific investigations and the role of scientists as expert witnesses in maintaining the moral integrity of our justice system. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Recognize how science and the legal system interact throughout a case life history, and the role played in presenting scientific conclusions at trial. 2. Identify the ethical issues associated with scientific investigations at the scene, including the ability to avoid bias and correct for problems before a case is compromised. 3. Identify the ethical issues associated with scientific investigations at the lab, including the ability to avoid bias and correct for problems before a case is compromised. 4. Identify the ethical issues associated with avoiding bias, correcting for errors and providing testimony as an expert scientific witness.


ENTM 22840 - Forensic Entomology Principles
Credit Hours: 2.00. An overview to the four disciplines of forensic entomology. An introduction to stored products, urban, medical/veterinary, and medico-legal entomology. Typically offered Fall.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand the broad field of forensic entomology coverage. 2. Define each discipline within forensic entomology. 3. Explain the depth of human and insect interactions. 4. Discuss the role an entomologist can play in a forensic context. 5. Develop an understanding of and explain what each discipline of forensic entomology handles. 6. Categorize the insects that are important to and used in each discipline. 7. Compare and contrast the context that each discipline deals with. 8. Describe the historical impact insects have played within each discipline.


ENTM 22841 - Forensic Entomology Principles Lab
Credit Hours: 1.00. An optional laboratory component to Principles of Forensic Entomology. Insects of importance in the fields of stored products, urban, medical/veterinary, and medico-legal will be covered, including morphological identifications and an assessment of their biology and damage. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Experience the basic techniques and skills employed by each of the four main disciplines reviewed. 2. Classify and identify insects within each discipline using morphological characteristics. 3. Develop appropriate collecting and rearing techniques for each type of insect. 4. Evaluate an entomological scenario and create guidelines on how to best handle the situation.


ENTM 24200 - Data Science
Credit Hours: 3.00. Develop a data science skill set that complements coursework in mathematics, statistics, and experimental design. Data Science facilitates research by developing skills in data sourcing, formatting and using different types of data, and hypothesis generation. Mathematical communication skills are developed through data graphics, animation, and delivery of results through multiple platforms including interactive simulations on webpages. Typically offered Distance. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Source different types of data and know what analyses are appropriate for each type. 2. Transform and format data for analyses. 3. Detect trends in data as part of hypothesis generation. 4. Communicate findings to different audiences through appropriate graphics and animations, including through web pages. 5. Write R scripts to accomplish all of the above.


ENTM 25300 - Insect Physiology And Biochemistry
Credit Hours: 4.00. Introductory course in insect cell biology, biochemistry, and physiology including structures and functions of insect internal and external tissues and organs. A year of college biology or equivalent knowledge is expected. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand (i) the structure and functions of insect cells, the major internal organ systems of insects, the insect integument, and homeostatic mechanisms; (ii) insect development and reproduction, and their endocrine control; and (iii) the neural mechanisms that underlie the interactions of insects with their environment and coordinated behavior. 2. Understand the physical and chemical principles underpinning animal physiology. 3. Understand the dependence of function on structure in physiology and biochemistry. 4. Acquire familiarity with commonly used experimental procedures for research in insect physiology and biochemistry.


ENTM 27500 - Honors Course - Lower Division
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Utilized to offer a new honors course for a maximum of three years. Variable title, credit, and instructional type. Course may be repeated for credit if content and titles are different. Offered primarily to first and second-year students. Courses offered must be approved by departmental or program faculty, and the College of Agriculture Honors Committee. Must be enrolled in an Honors program. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Honors, Lower Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and a professional conduct. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems.


ENTM 29400 - Topics In Forensic Sciences
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. This course will address the needs for our students to have current information about important emerging areas of Forensic Science and will provide a mechanism for recording such studies on their transcript. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Outcomes: 1. The series is intended to develop content knowledge and critical thinking skills and allow students to demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems.


ENTM 29410 - Laboratory Topics In Forensic Science
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. This course provides students with combined lecture and laboratory experience in important emerging areas of Forensic Science. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ENTM 29500 - Topics In Entomology
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Special topics in entomology not available in other entomology courses. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits


ENTM 29510 - Laboratory Topics In Entomology
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Special topics in entomology not available in other entomology courses that include laboratory. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ENTM 30100 - Experimentation And Analysis
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to experimentation and quantitative data analysis in the life sciences with a focus on examples from insect biology. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Start with an observation and design appropriate experiment that recognizes and avoids common pitfalls. 2. Apply the general linear model and its variants in data analysis. 3. Appropriately use common basic statistical packages.


ENTM 31100 - Insect Ecology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Insect ecology investigates the fundamental concepts of ecology as they relate to insects, including insect interactions, other insects and their environment. Topics include population and community ecology, plant-insect interactions, insect biodiversity and biogeography, and theoretical and applied ecology. Examples from current entomological and ecological studies are used. Completion of college biology or an introductory course in entomology is recommended. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Comprehend ecological principles at different scales of biological organization, from the individual to the population to the community to the ecosystem. 2. Understand the mechanisms that mediate interactions of insects with their biotic and abiotic environments. 3. Appreciate the importance of insects as stabilizing and destabilizing components of food webs. 4. Recognize the value and application of insect ecology n solving real-world problems. 5. Demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems.


ENTM 31200 - Insect Chemical Ecology
Credit Hours: 3.00. An overview of the structure and function of natural and synthetic chemical products in insect ecology. One year of college biology. One year of college chemistry strongly recommended. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Appreciate the history and scope of chemical ecology as a discipline. 2. Understand the role of chemistry in the biology/ecology of plants and animals. 3. Appreciate how chemical products influence processes at various levels of biological integration - from genes to ecosystems. 4. Evaluate and critique primary literature on chemical ecology. 5. Recognize the application of insect chemical ecology in solving grand challenges in entomology.


ENTM 31700 - Insects in Agricultural Education
Credit Hours: 1.00. This course is designed for students preparing for a career in agricultural education. Students will learn to use insects in the classroom as learning tools to achieve educational objectives relevant to middle school and secondary schools. Course meets during weeks 1-5. Typically offered Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: Regional Campus Only

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ENTM 32810 - Practical Molecular Biology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Students explore molecular technology commonly used in population genetics and diagnostics and apply them to questions in Insect Biology and Forensics. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Appreciate the scope and application of modern Forensic Biology and Insect Biology. 2. Appreciate the scope, diversity and utility of a variety of modern molecular typing techniques as they are used to address Grad Challenges. 3. Perform the primary techniques used in current entomological and forensic molecular data generation: DNA extraction and quantification, PCR, gel electrophoresis and sample purification. 4. Perform molecular data generation analysis.


ENTM 32820 - Medico-Legal Entomology
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course explores the main topics covered under medico-legal entomology (MLE). Specifically, the course will focus on the role that insects play in abuse, neglect, and death investigations. Students will experience rearing and identifying the major forensically important insect groups associated with medico-legal investigations. Finally, students will gain an appreciation of the scope of MLE through the analysis of two mock cases. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Establish an understanding of how insects are in used in legal investigations. 2. Define and defend the types of insect evidence presented in abuse & neglect cases. 3. Define and defend the types of insect evidence presented in death investigations. 4. Explain how insects are used to answer various questions in legal investigations. 5. Collect, rear and identify forensically important specimens. 6. Identify forensically important specimens down to family, genus or species level. 7. Demonstrate and explain proper collection techniques from decomposing remains. 8. Demonstrate and explain proper rearing techniques for forensically important insects. 9. Experience medico-legal entomology. 10. Compare and explain the life cycle of forensically important flies. 11. Analyze two medico-legal scenes. 12. Compose forensic entomology case reports.


ENTM 33500 - Introduction To Insect Identification
Credit Hours: 4.00. This class is designed for learning more about the collection and identification of adult insects. Emphasis will be placed on collection and sampling techniques, the preparation of specimens for future study, and identification. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Content Knowledge. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems.


ENTM 35100 - Bee Biology And Bee Keeping
Credit Hours: 3.00. A course that covers aspects of honey bee biology and agriculture intended for anyone interested in learning the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to become a hobby beekeeper. Colony life, social insects, bee behavior and anatomy, colony management, pollination and honey production are major topics studied. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ENTM 35300 - Insecticides And Environment
Credit Hours: 3.00. Insecticides, their interactions with biological organisms and the environment, regulatory policies, environmental and human health outcomes, and current controversies. A year of college biology and college chemistry or equivalent knowledge is expected. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Communicate to the public about insecticide issues including risk, best practices for management and use. 2. Apply principles of toxicology including dose response, target sites, differential toxicity, and resistance. 3. Evaluate environmental hazards, their management and mitigation. 4. Interpret and implement insecticide label instructions. 5. Explain how Risk Assessment and Management is implemented in the U.S. to protect human health and safety balance economic and environmental risks.


ENTM 39000 - Professional Experience Programs In Entomology
Credit Hours: 0.00. Supervised professional experiences in entomology, integrated pest management, or urban/industrial pest control. Programs must be preplanned and conducted under the direction of the departmental coordinator with the cooperation of an employer. Students must submit a summary report. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ENTM 39100 - Professional Experience Programs In Forensic Sciences
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 8.00. The course provides a mechanism for students to record unpaid internships and appropriate professional experiences in Forensic Science on their transcript. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Experiential learning through interactions with professionals.


ENTM 39300 - Insect Biology Practicum
Credit Hours: 0.50. Imbedded programmatic experiences for undergraduate students in Insect Biology including focused reflection on the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for contributions in the discipline. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.500 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Practicum, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits

Learning Outcomes: 1. Survey and experience the scope of the discipline of Insect Biology. 2. Be able to make relevant connections to their own academic, professional and personal motivations and goals in Insect Biology. 3. Understand procedures and approaches useful for research, teaching and extension in Insect Biology. 4. Communicate to others how societal grand challenges are being addressed through the lens of the mentor's program.


ENTM 40000 - Entomology Study Abroad
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 8.00. Utilized to record credits earned through participation in Purdue study abroad programs with cooperating foreign universities. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ENTM 40100 - Addressing Grand Challenges Through Insect Biology
Credit Hours: 1.00. This course engages students in an examination of societal grand challenges by identifying the problems, understanding the current state of knowledge, identifying knowledge gaps, and implementing possible solutions. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Explain how the accumulated knowledge and experiences of Insect Biology majors can be applied to address Grand Challenges. 2. Demonstrate where capstone projects and grand challenges intersect. 3. Explain roles insect biologists play in addressing grand challenges, and the relationship to future career options. 4. Demonstrate skills in communication, critical thinking and teamwork.


ENTM 41000 - Applied Insect Biology
Credit Hours: 2.00. Identification, biology and management of insects associated with global food and energy security and human and animal health and well-being. Students are expected to have a knowledge of college biology. Typically offered Fall.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify insects impacting global food and energy security, human and animal health and well-being, and environmental integrity. 2. Demonstrate familiarity with the biology of insect pests. 3. Understand and demonstrate the principles and practice of insect management and conservation.


ENTM 41001 - Insects Of Urban Landscapes
Credit Hours: 1.00. Students focus on identification and biology of insects associated with turfgrass and ornamental plants. The role of experimentation in applied insect biology is examined. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify pest and beneficial insects associated with turfgrass and ornamental plants. 2. Understand and describe the biology of pest and beneficial insects associated with turfgrass and ornamental plants. 3. Participate in the design, implementation, analysis, summary and critique of a semester-long group research project or experiment in applied insect biology.


ENTM 41002 - Insects Of Agricultural Crops
Credit Hours: 1.00. Students focus on identification, biology, and management of pests of agricultural crops, identification of natural enemies, and application of scientific method to applied insect biology. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify pest insects associated with agricultural crops and understand their biology and management. 2. Identify natural enemies of pest species associated with agricultural corps and explain how they can be used in pest management. 3. Participate in the design, implementation, analysis, summary and critique of a semester-long group research project or experiment in applied insect biology.


ENTM 42810 - Death Investigation
Credit Hours: 3.00. The course explores the complete death investigation process, including: homicide, suicide, accidental, natural, and undetermined. The course will address both objective and subjective parts of the investigation process, including: the scene, witnesses, suspects, persons of interest, the murder board, case notes, documentation, interviewing, interrogation, data mining, surveillance, legal aspects (search warrants, subpoenas, court orders) case management, arrest, and testifying in court. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate and test hypotheses, conduct experiments and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate the ability to write and speak with effectiveness while considering audience and purpose.


ENTM 42820 - Carrion Ecology
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course explores how carrion interact with the environment and other organisms during the decomposition process. Focus will be given to an understanding of the process itself, how investigators collect information about the process, and how research is conducted into the process of decomposition. Students will carry out an experiment and write their results up in the format of a peer reviewed article. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Explain the process of decomposition. 2. Describe and distinguish the stages of vertebrate decomposition, including when those stages begin and end and what variables define a given stage. 3. Describe and explain the abiotic factors that influence decomposition. 4. Describe and explain the biotic factors that influence decomposition. 5. Explain the nutrient flow through a carrion resource, including how various living organisms take advantage of such resources. 6. Experience carrion ecology field techniques. 7. Measure the abiotic factors that influence decomposition. 8. Measure the biotic factors that influence decomposition. 9. Evaluate a decomposition scene and strategize site data collection. 10. Identify the species the animals that frequent a carrion source. 11. Develop and implement a research project. 12. Plan, propose and defend a scientific research project related to carrion ecology. 13. Build a budget for a research project. 14. Build a collection strategy SOP for a research project. 15. Conduct a proposed research project. 16. Analyze the results of a research project. 17. Write-up, print and submit a research paper on your project, using the format for INSTARS or JPUR.


ENTM 42890 - Forensic Science Teaching
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides an opportunity for students who have completed forensic science courses to assist in that course previously taken, reinforcing the skills, expanding their mastery of the scientific method and how it pertains to forensic science as well as introducing basic pedagogical tools for instruction to the student. Permission of Instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Display mastery in the scientific method in the context of the law. 2. Demonstrate appropriate presentation skills. 3. Demonstrate appropriate assessment and pedagogical skills.


ENTM 43100 - Human-Wildlife Conflicts
Credit Hours: 3.00. Exploration of conflicts between human interests and wildlife and the regulations policies and legislation used to minimize conflicts. Negative interactions may be real or perceived, economic or aesthetic, social or political, and may pose risks to human health and safety. Emphasis on the causes of conflict and resolutions that seek to balance protection or conservation of wildlife with protection of other public resources and individual property owners. Prior knowledge of college level general biology and ecology is expected. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture, Recitation
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify common causes of human-wildlife conflicts. 2. Evaluate the impacts of the conflict damage/threat. 3. Prescribe options for resolving the conflict. 4. Measure effectiveness of applied mitigation strategies.


ENTM 47500 - Honors Course-Upper Division
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Utilized to offer a new honors course for a maximum of three years. Variable title, credit, and instructional type. Course may be repeated for credit if content and titles are different. Offered primarily to third and fourth-year students. Courses offered must be approved by departmental or program faculty, and the College of Agriculture Honors Committee. Must be enrolled in an Honors program. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Honors, Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and a professional conduct. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems.


ENTM 49300 - Capstone Experience In Entomology II
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Students complete capstone requirement for a project and oral and written communication about the capstone project. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ENTM 49310 - Insect Biology Capstone Experience
Credit Hours: 2.00 or 4.00. Insect Biology majors complete a capstone project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
2.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits

Learning Outcomes: 1. Conduct a capstone project and analyze and interpret the information generated.


ENTM 49390 - Insect Biology Capstone Forum
Credit Hours: 1.00. Students apply their accumulated knowledge to grand challenges and careers in insect biology. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate ability to integrate accumulated knowledge, technical and social skills to identify and solve a problem relevant to Insect Biology. 2. Communicate the results the Capstone mentored research project through oral and written presentations.


ENTM 49400 - Advanced Topics In Forensic Sciences
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. This course will provide an avenue for students to pursue knowledge in emerging advanced areas of Forensic Science. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Outcomes: 1. The series is intended to develop content knowledge and critical thinking skills and allow students to demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems.


ENTM 49410 - Advanced Laboratory Topics In Forensic Science
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. This course will provide an avenue for students to pursue laboratory techniques in emerging advanced areas of Forensic Science. Permission of Department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ENTM 49500 - Advanced Topics In Entomology
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Special topics in entomology at upper division level not available in other entomology courses. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits

Learning Outcomes: 1. Will address the needs for our students to have current information about important emerging areas of entomology including but not limited to new invasive species, advance in biotechnology, advances in insect science and topics that prepare students to address emerging problems at the state, national and global levels. The series is intended to develop content knowledge and critical thinking skills. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems.


ENTM 49510 - Advanced Laboratories In Entomology
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Special laboratories in entomology at upper division level not available in other entomology courses. Permission of Department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ENTM 49700 - Special Problems In Forensic Science
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. This course will provide an opportunity for qualified sophomores, juniors and seniors to engage in the study of special Forensic Science problems not covered in regular coursework. It will also provide a mechanism for recording these independent studies on their transcript. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Outcomes: 1. To develop content knowledge and critical thinking skills and allow students an opportunity to demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems.


ENTM 49800 - Special Problems In Entomology
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Open to qualified sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to study special problems in entomology not covered in regular coursework. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ENTM 50800 - Integrative Insect Taxonomy
Credit Hours: 4.00. The advanced course takes a multisource approach to understanding insect taxonomy and phylogenetic systematics. We will compare traditional classification schemes with new hypotheses of insect evolutionary relationships based on an array of data sources. Students in this class will also learn the importance of natural history collections and how to prepare insect specimens for permanent storage. We will explore insect diversity through hands-on laboratory exercises, molecular methodology and a field trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. Completion of college biology or an introductory course in entomology is recommended. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate ability to sight-identify insects to family. 2. Implement field techniques for collecting insect specimens. 3. Demonstrate proper insect collection preparation and curation. 4. Demonstrate the principles of basic molecular methods. 5. Analyze molecular data. 6. Demonstrate the ability to speak with effectiveness while considering audience and purpose. 7. Prepare a mini-grant proposal and participate in a NSF-style proposal review panel. 8. Formulate and test hypotheses for class project. 9. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems. 10. Derive conclusions from hypothesis testing. 11. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and professional conduct.


ENTM 51000 - Insect Pest Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Concepts of pest management and dynamics of pest populations, with emphasis on population regulation in theory and practice. The principles of applied ecology that pertain to insects and agricultural crops and systems. Identification, biology, behavior, and relationships of pests of forage, fiber, and vegetable crops. A knowledge of introductory entomology is recommended. Offered in even-numbered years. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ENTM 52500 - Medical And Veterinary Entomology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to the biology and control of arthropods of medical and veterinary importance, and coverage of the natural history and abatement of selected arthropod-related diseases, including arboviral encephalitis, filariasis, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, malaria, plague, spotted fever, trypanosomiasis, and myasis. Offered in odd-numbered years. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ENTM 59500 - Special Topics
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Specialized topics not covered in other courses. May be repeated for credit if the course topic is not repeated. The specific topic offered is indicated on the student's record. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ENTM 60000 - Graduate Student Orientation
Credit Hours: 1.00. Introduction and orientation to the requirements and culture of the Department of Entomology, the College of Agriculture, and Purdue University. Intended for graduate students in their first year. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: Students will: Know the administrative regulations and procedures of Entomology and the Graduate School Know the history of Entomology Know the land grant mission and the role of Entomology Know the University hierarchy Know the roles, rules and expectations of the apprentice and mentors Begin creation of a career plan Develop strategies for effective networking Learn how to communicate within the discipline through oral and poster presentations Participate in independent activities

ENTM 60200 - Insect Biology
Credit Hours: 3.00. A comprehensive course in entomology, for graduate students with little entomological background, that introduces students broadly to insect structure, function, behavior, ecology, pest management, and systematics. Students apply broad knowledge in each of the topic areas to a specific insect and are expected to be able to read and critically evaluate primary literature and summarize it in written and oral presentations. One year of college biology is strongly recommended. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Become conversant with entomology terms and definitions. 2. Be proficient in search techniques for the primary literature, to read, evaluate and discuss the primarily literature, and be able to extract information from primary sources and apply it to their own area of research.

ENTM 61000 - Current Trends In Insect Pest Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Concepts of pest management and dynamics of pest populations, with emphasis on population regulation in theory and practice. The principles of applied ecology that pertain to insects and agricultural crops and systems. Identification, biology, behavior, and relationships of pests of forage, fiber, and vegetable crops. A knowledge of introductory entomology is recommended. Offered in even-numbered years. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify key insects in economically important IPM systems. 2. Design a pest management plan that includes preventive practices, sampling and economic thresholds. 3. Identify gaps in management techniques and propose new research directions. 4. Discuss key IPM concepts.

ENTM 61100 - Toxicology Of Insecticides
Credit Hours: 3.00. The chemistry, mode of action, and metabolism of insecticides and related compounds in both insect and vertebrate systems. Evaluation of toxic action, principles of selective toxicity, insecticide resistance, and environmental effects are also discussed. A minimal knowledge of entomology is required. Knowledge of biochemistry and neurobiology is useful. Offered in even-numbered years. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

ENTM 61500 - Advanced Insect Behavior
Credit Hours: 3.00. The first half of the course examines the design and implementation of behavioral experiments, including subject selection, types of questions that can be tested, observation techniques, data collection, equipment used to conduct behavioral experiments, ethogram construction, and data analysis. The second half of the course examines specifics of reproductive, migratory, defense, communication, and feeding behaviors. Class time is a mixture of traditional lecture, class discussion of published literature, and observational periods of demonstrating research techniques. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

ENTM 64200 - Analysis Of Ecological Data
Credit Hours: 3.00. Intermediate course in analysis options for biological and ecological data. Topics include: univariate, multivariate, parametric and non-parametric analysis and their basis; advanced graphical techniques; basic mapping with and without geographical information systems; simulation modeling; associated coding for open source platforms. A previous graduate-level course in statistics is required. Working knowledge of ANOVA, t-tests, linear regression, and assumptions and distributions of test statistics for these is assumed. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Know data and analysis requirements when planning experiments and observational studies. 2. Apply several univariate and multivariate statistical analyses. 3. Model or simulate simple biological or ecological systems. 4. Use several different graphing techniques including mapping, three-dimensional plots, and animations. 5. Write code to accomplish 1-4 within open-source software. 6. Develop critical thinking skills. 7. Foster creativity by finding alternative solutions to analytical challenges. 8. Develop both the written and the technical side of communication skills.

ENTM 69100 - Special Problems
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 12.00. Special research topics of interest to graduate students and not included in assigned coursework. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 12.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ENTM 69200 - Special Topics
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Advanced topics in specialties of department members such as, but not limited to: biochemistry and physiology; biological control; insect pest management; veterinary entomology; nematode systematics; pathology; systematics. The field in which work is offered will appear on the student's record. Doctoral student standing. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology

Course Attributes:
Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ENTM 69800 - Research MS Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research MS Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

ENTM 69900 - Research PhD Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research PhD Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Entomology


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


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