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Biology of Insects - EEB 443

5 credits

Prerequisites: AP Biology, two college-level courses in biology, or Biology 171 and one other natural science course, or permission of instructor.

Meets: Tuesdays and Fridays

InstructorBrian Scholtens

Photo by Stephanie Facchine

Course Description

From colony collapse disorder to genetically modified food, organic gardens, and monarch butterflies, insects have become headline news.

Examine the huge impact insects have on the environment (natural and human-modified habitats) and the equally significant influence of humans on insects (pest control, genetically modified crops, and more). This course considers insect ecology, behavior, and physiology through lecture, lab, and extensive field experience.