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AGS 106 Entomology
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: Physical and Biological Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Identification, classification, control and management of insects and other land arthropods affecting humans and their environment.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Identify insects according to their scientific classification.
2. (Knowledge Level) Identify arthropods according to their physical characteristics.
3. (Analysis Level) Distinguish between different classes and orders of arthropods according to their characteristics.
4. (Comprehension Level) Describe the anatomy of insects, including skeletal, muscle, nervous, digestive, circulatory and reproductive systems.
5. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the different insect life cycles.
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain the relationship between insect growth, metamorphoses and the environment.
7. (Comprehension Level) Explain the role of insects as vectors for diseases in humans and animals.
8. (Evaluation Level) Describe and evaluate how an integrated pest management system may be combined with chemical applications to control insects.
9. (Application Level) Collect, identify and display insects correctly by order, common name and family.
10. (Evaluation Level) Collect data on current climate and weather conditions to evaluate growth and development of insects.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation