Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, students will know:

  1. The major morphological features of insects
  2. Unique anatomical and physiological characteristics of insects
  3. Basic insect biology and ecology
  4. How insects affect/influence/interact with humans
  5. How to identify insects to the level of Order


Proposed mark distribution (subject to modification by the instructor) Midterm exam, 25%; Final Exam, 40%; Insect Collection OR Laboratory Exam, 25%; Written Assignment, 10%.

Recommended Text:

Gullan PJ & PS Cranston (2010), The Insects. An Outline of Entomology, 4th Ed. Blackwell Science, Oxford, 584 pp