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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

ALS 2931 Agricultural Honors
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: refer to the department.
Various courses offered. (WR)

ENY 1001 Bugs and People
Credits: 3.
General education course for lower-division undergraduates who would like to learn popular information about insects and associated organisms. (B)

ENY 2002 General Entomology
Credits: 3.

ENY 2040 The Insects
Credits: 3.
An introduction to insect biology, insect-organism interaction and insect association with man. Features discussion of basic biological principles using insects as examples. (B)

ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology
Credits: 2; Coreq: ENY 3005L.
An introduction to principles of insect study. Lectures on insect structure, development, evolutionary history of insects and ecological significance. (B)

ENY 3005L Principles of Entomology Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: ENY 3005.
Provides practical experience working with insects, use of laboratory equipment, dissection of insects, prepare lab reports. Collection required. (B)

ENY 3007C Life Science
Credits: 3.
An introduction to insects and their interactions with man and the environment.

ENY 3030C Insect Field Biology
Credits: 3.
The roles of insects in nature. The course will consist primarily of field exercises and experiments and is designed for non-majors.

ENY 3163 Invertebrate Field Biology
Credits: 3.
Field-oriented surveys of invertebrate biodiversity and conservation.

ENY 3220 Urban Pest, Structural
Credits: 2; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
How pest management is done in the urban environment. Covers a range of management strategies using a variety of tools in industry.

ENY 3220L Urban Pest, Structural Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: ENY 3220.
Provide experience in identifying insect pests commonly found in the urban environment. Recognizing and diagnosing urban pest problems through site visits, problem solving videos and developing pest management solutions for pests that invade structures.

ENY 3222C Biology and Identification of Urban Pests
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
Biology, behavior, ID and damage recognition of insect and vertebrate pest.

ENY 3225C Principles of Urban Pest Management
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
Methods of controlling household, structural and occasional pests with emphasis placed on cockroaches, termites and fleas.

ENY 3228 Urban Vertebrate Pest Management
Credits: 2.
The biology, ecology, health risks, exclusions and control of vertebrate pests in the urban environment.

ENY 3324 Urban Pest Bite/Sting
Credits: 2.
Provides students with a knowledge base of how to solve pest management problems in real-life situations.

ENY 3324L Urban Pest Bite/Sting Laboratory
Credits: 1; Prereq: ENY 3324.
Helps students identify, recognize, diagnose and solve biting and stinging urban pest problems through site visits and problem solving videos.

ENY 3541C Tree and Shrub Insects
Credits: 3.
Emphasis on biology and management options for the control of insect pests associated with woody plants.

ENY 3563 Introduction to Tropical Entomology
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
Natural history, ecology and behavior of tropical insects in natural and agroecosystems. Designed for students without previous experience in tropics.

ENY 3564L Tropical Entomology Field Laboratory
Credits: 2; Prereq: ENY 3563.
A10-day trip to a tropical country to study the insect faunas of natural and agroecosystems. Each student is assigned a field project.

ENY 3565 Tropical Horticultural Entomology
Credits: 2; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
Ecology and control of arthropod pests of tropical ornamental plants and fruit trees. (Ft. Lauderdale campus)

ENY 4161 Insect Classification
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
Classification of major families of adult insects with emphasis on their identification, habitat and niche. A properly curated collection is required. (B)

ENY 4221 Termite Biology and Control
Credits: 2.
Taxonomy, identification, behavior, ecology, and methods of control for the economically important termites in the New World.

ENY 4228 Urban Pesticide Application
Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
This course is to give students practical work experience in urban pesticide application. Students will have the opportunity to see certain pest management problems on campus and in residences.

ENY 4453 Behavioral Ecology and Systematics
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
Introduction to behavioral ecology and systematics of insects. (B)

ENY 4455C Social Insects
Credits: 3.
An introduction to social wasps, bees, ants and termites: their natural history; social behavior; division of labor, caste differentiation, evolution, identification and rearing. Laboratory involves live insects.

ENY 4571C Apiculture
Credits: 3.
The organization of a bee colony, life processes, races of bees, manipulation, value of colonies, nectar and pollen sources, pollination value, diseases, selection of apiary sites, economic importance of the industry, equipment and marketing of products. (B)

ENY 4660 Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Credits: 2; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
Presents the major insect, mite and tick vectors of disease to man and animals. Learn about arthropod-transmitted diseases, the interaction between pathogens and the arthropod vector, and the mechanical damage that a parasite inflicts on its host. (B)

ENY 4660L Medical and Veterinary Entomology Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: ENY 4660.
Learn to identify mosquitoes, ticks, lice, fleas, and other disease vectors. Collection required. (B)

ENY 4905 Problems in Entomology
Credits: 1 to 5; can be repeated up to 5 credits. Prereq: ENY 3005 and the basic course in selected specialization.
Problems in any field of specialization in entomology and nematology.

ENY 4909 Honors Project
Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: must be admitted to the Agriculture Honors Program.
A special project course restricted to students in the college's Honors Program. Students complete a project on a selected topic, issue or problem in research, teaching or extension. The project will be reviewed by two faculty chosen by the honors coordinator. May be repeated for up to six credits.

NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology
Credits: 3.
An introduction to nematology including studies of morphology, life histories, and control of the major nematode parasites of plants. Also, studies of the bionomics of certain soil nematodes and nematode parasites of vertebrates and arthropods. (B)

NEM 4905 Problems in Nematology
Credits: 1 to 4.

General Education Categories
Consult Schedule of Courses for specific information.

  • Biological Sciences (B)
  • Composition (C)
  • Diversity (D)*
  • Humanities (H)
  • International (N)*
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Physical Sciences (P)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)

* Students who entered UF prior to Summer B 2007 and/or whose catalog year is not 2007-08: Current students who have not already completed six hours of "I" - international/diversity credits can do so now by taking "D" and "N" courses.

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course may be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.
  • Refer to the Schedule of Courses for specific information.