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Entomology and Nematology

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences


J.L. Capinera, Chair; D.W. Hall, Undergraduate Coordinator and Adviser; M.A. Hoy, Eminent Scholar; B.S. Adams; C.S. Barfield; D.G. Boucias; B. Cabrera; P.M. Choate; D.W. Dickson; J.H. Frank; H.G. Hall; F.W. Howard; W.H. Kern; P.G. Koehler; P.O. Lawrence; J.E. Lloyd; J.E Maruniak; H.J. McAuslane; R. McSorley; J.L. Nation; F. Slansky; G.C. Smart; J.L. Stimac.

ALS 2931 Agricultural Honors.

Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: Admission to Honors Program.

Various courses offered. GR-E†

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.

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 3005C Principles of Entomology.

Credits: 3.

An introduction to Entomology with lectures and laboratories on insect structure, development, classification, habits and control. (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 3222C Biology and Identification of Urban Pests.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ENY 3005C.

Biology, behavior, ID and damage recognition of insect and vertebrate pest.

ENY 3225C Principles of Urban Pest Management.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ENY 3005C.

Methods of controlling household, structural and occasional pests with emphasis placed on cockroaches, termites and fleas.

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 3005C.

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.

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 or equivalent.

Classification of major families of adult insects with emphasis on their identification, habitat and niche. A properly curated collection is required. (B)

ENY 4228 Urban Pesticide Application.

Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: ENY 3005C.

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 3005C or equivalent.

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 4660C Medical & Veterinary Entomology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ENY 3005.

The bionomics, classification, distribution, disease relationship, structure and control of arthropods affecting man and domestic animals. Also recommended for students in environmental engineering, parasitology and medicine. (B)

ENY 4905 Problems in Entomology.

Credits: 1 to 5; Prereq: ENY 3005 and the basic course in selected specialization. May be repeated for a total of five credits.

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, 3.5 GPA or greater.

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.

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