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APBI 327 Introduction to Entomology
APBI 327
Section: TBA
Instructor: Dr. Yasmin Akhtar
Dr. Murray Isman
Office: MCML 333
Office Hours: TBA
Class Schedule: TBA
Classroom: TBA
Important Course Pages
Lecture Notes
Course Discussion

Course Description

A survey of the structure, classification and biology of insects; ecology and life-histories of insects; and insect-plant relations.
Instructors: Dr. Yasmin Akhtar and Dr. Murray Isman
Recommended Lecture Text: Gullen PJ & PS Cranston (2010), The Insects. An Outline of Entomology, 4th Ed. Blackwell Science, Oxford.
Recommended Lab Text: Bland and Jaques (2010). How to Know the Insects, 3rd Ed. Waveland Press Inc., Illinois.
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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

Tentative Schedule

For Lecture Schedule and Lab Schedule, see course:APBI327/Schedule


Proposed mark distribution (subject to modification by the instructor):

Assignment Weight
Midterm Exam 25%
Final Exam 40%
Insect Collection OR Lab Exam 25%
Written Assignment 10%
TOTAL: 100%