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Entomology

Second-year level courses in Entomology

There are two independent second-year courses in Entomology, ENT 201 and ENT 202. Credit may be obtained in each course separately and, in addition, an aggregate mark of at least 50% will be deemed to be equivalent to a two-credit course ENT 2, provided that a candidate obtains the required subminimum in each component. No supplementary examinations will be offered for either course.

Practical reports, essays, seminars and class tests collectively comprise the class mark, which forms part of the final mark.

When the intention is to major in Entomology, credit in Zoology (CEL 101, ZOO 101), Botany (BOT 102), and in Chemistry (CHE 1) is normally required before a student may register for ENT 201 or ENT 202. Permission may be granted to repeat CHE 1 or BOT 102 concurrently with ENT 201 and ENT 202. Adequate performance (at least 40%) in the first semester is required before a student may register for the second semester.

ENT 201: Professional Entomology: Insects and Man

This course provides an overview of the biology of the major insect orders and their impact on humans, particularly in the context of major entomology career pathways such as agricultural entomology, medical and veterinary entomology, pesticides and biological control, aquatic entomology and biomonitoring. Practicals will be both field- and laboratory-based, and students must submit an insect collection.

ENT 202: General Insect Biology

This course provides an introduction to the anatomy, physiology, genetics, population biology, diversity, phylogeny, and conservation of insects. Practicals will be both field- and laboratory-based and students must submit an insect collection and attend short weekend field trips. In addition students will attend a longer ecology field trip, normally in April.

Third-year level courses in Entomology

There are two independent third year courses in Entomology. A student wishing to major in Entomology must obtain credit in ENT 301 and ENT 302. Credit may be obtained in each of these courses separately. Aggregation will be deemed equivalent to a two credit course ENT 3 provided the candidate obtains the required subminimum in each semester. No supplementary examinations are offered in third-year courses. Practical reports, essays, seminars and class tests collectively comprise the class mark, which forms part of the final course mark. A research project, which is carried out during the year, forms a component of each semester in Entomology. The project mark for the first semester will be based on a mid-year report. Students who register for one semester only either undertake a shorter project or write an extended essay. The examination may include an oral examination at the discretion of the examiners.

When the intention is to major in Entomology, credit in ENT 201 and ENT 202 is required before a student may register for a third-year semester. Adequate performance (at least 40%) in the first semester is required before a student may register for the second semester.

ENT 301: Applied Insect Ecology

This course illustrates the application of ecological theory to applied problems in, for example, agricultural entomology, apiculture, weed biocontrol and forensic entomology.

ENT 302: Environmental Entomology

This course investigates the role of insects in the environment and covers aspects of conservation entomology, biological monitoring and aquatic entomology.

 

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