MS/PhD level Courses

ENT 501 Insect Ecology (3 cr):

Introduction to ecology, ecological problems, energetic, organism and environment, insect population estimation, interaction between organisms, population, plant and herbivore, insect population distribution, abundance and regulation, communities and succession. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

ENT 505 Insect Physiology (3 cr):

Lectures: Embryonic development, sex determination in insects; integument; growth and differentiation; circulatory, respiratory and nervous system; sense organs; muscular, digestive, excretory, exocrine and endocrine systems. Laboratory: studies in digestion, food transport; tracheal system analysis; circulatory system, nervous system, chemoreception of housefly; molting and pupation hormone in housefly larvae; reproductive system. Lecture 2 hours per week, and laboratory 2 hours per week.

ENT 506 Insecticide Toxicology (3 cr.):

Lectures: Background review; bio-organic chemistry; physiology of nerve impulse transmission; concepts of insecticide toxicology; uptake and distribution of insecticides; determination of toxicity; organophosphorus, carbamate, chlorinated hydrocarbon and miscellaneous insecticides; joint action of biologically active chemicals; formulation. Laboratory: biological evaluation of insecticides; bioassay; probit analysis and residue determination. Lecture 2 hours per week and laboratory 2 hours per week.

ENT 506 Insecticide Toxicology (3 cr.):

Lectures: Background review; bio-organic chemistry; physiology of nerve impulse transmission; concepts of insecticide toxicology; uptake and distribution of insecticides; determination of toxicity; organophosphorus, carbamate, chlorinated hydrocarbon and miscellaneous insecticides; joint action of biologically active chemicals; formulation. Laboratory: biological evaluation of insecticides; bioassay; probit analysis and residue determination. Lecture 2 hours per week and laboratory 2 hours per week.

ENT 506 Insecticide Toxicology (3 cr.):

Lectures: Background review; bio-organic chemistry; physiology of nerve impulse transmission; concepts of insecticide toxicology; uptake and distribution of insecticides; determination of toxicity; organophosphorus, carbamate, chlorinated hydrocarbon and miscellaneous insecticides; joint action of biologically active chemicals; formulation. Laboratory: biological evaluation of insecticides; bioassay; probit analysis and residue determination. Lecture 2 hours per week and laboratory 2 hours per week.

ENT 508 Biological Control (3 cr):

Fostering pest through misuse of chemicals; pests and their natural enemies; biological control ecology; introduced biological control agents; the first foreign explorers; modern foreign exploration and success; techniques to evaluate effectiveness of natural enemies; maximizing biological control through research; manipulation of hosts and parasitoids through periodic release; use of pathogen in pest control; biological control of weeds. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

ENT 509 Insect Taxonomy (3 cr):

Lectures: growth and development of entomology; systematics; taxonomy; classification; nomenclature; taxonomic character and classification; species concept; evolution. Laboratory: Collection, identification and preservation of important families including Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Hemiptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera, Odonata, Ephemeroptera, Neuroptera, Orthoptera. Lecture 2 hours per week, laboratory 2 hours per week.

 

ENT 510 Principles of Insect Control (3 cr):

Integrated control concept; insect survey, insect identification and classification; analysis of insect problem; general tactics of pest control; economic principle of pest management. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ENT 515 Insect Morphology (3 cr):

Lectures: Body form, segmentation, integument; body wall processes; head, thorax, abdomen and its appendages; alimentary, respiratory, circulatory system; haemolymph; nervous system; sense organs; reproductive system and muscles. Laboratory: Preliminary study of structure of an insect: head, thorax and abdomen and their appendages and modifications. Lecture 2 hours per week, laboratory 2 hours per week.

ENT 515 Insect Morphology (3 cr):

Lectures: Body form, segmentation, integument; body wall processes; head, thorax, abdomen and its appendages; alimentary, respiratory, circulatory system; haemolymph; nervous system; sense organs; reproductive system and muscles Laboratory: Preliminary study of structure of an insect: head, thorax and abdomen and their appendages and modifications. Lecture 2 hours per week, laboratory 2 hours per week.

ENT 518 Integrated Pest Management (3 cr):

Introduction, ecological concept; economics; quantitative basis of pest management; plant resistance; predators, parasitoids, insecticides and pathogen in pest management; modeling in pest management; pest management and the future. Training need for IPM; role of extension entomology in IPM. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ENT 519 Insect Identification (3 cr):

Lectures and laboratory: Principles and practices of identification with emphasis on identification of major families of insects attacking important crops along with their natural enemies. Lecture 2 hours per week, laboratory 2 hours per week

ENT 596 Reading and Conference (Credit to be arranged but not more than 3 cr.):

Special study assigned by the Major Professor on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee and/ or interest of the student.

ENT 597 Special Problems (Credit to be arranged but not more than 3 cr.):

Investigation of special problems in entomology not related to a dissertation problem. The investigation may consist of original research and/ or literature survey.

ENT 598 Seminar (1 cr):

Discussion on special topics in the field of entomology.

ENT 599 Thesis Research (Credit to be arranged but not less than 12 cr):

Original Thesis Research

ENT 601 Insect of Man and Animal (3 cr): Lectures and laboratory:

Pest species and insect vectors of diseases of man and domestic animals.Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours per week.

ENT 604 Insect Resistance (3 cr):

Types of insect resistance and factors affecting expression of mechanisms of resistance, genetics of resistance to insects, breeding insect resistant varieties, plant resistance and insect pest management. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ENT 605 Environmental Toxicology of Pesticides (3 cr):

Lectures: introduction, review of environment and pesticides in use, movement of pesticides and their residues in the environment, transformation and persistence of pesticides in the environment, effects of pesticides on arthropods, fishes, and wildlife, pesticide hazards to human and domestic animals, analysis of pesticide residues in environmental samples. Laboratory: studies on resistance development, effects on beneficial insects, cholinesterase level of pesticides in human blood, estimation of pesticide residues in environmental samples. Lecture 2 hours per week and laboratory 2 hours per week.

ENT 606 Advanced Applied Entomology (3 cr):

In-depth studies of selected key insect pests, why they become abundant, when they should be controlled, why a control method is effective and trend in current research Lecture and discussion 3 hours per week

ENT 696 Reading and Conference (Credit to be arranging but not more than 3 cr):

Special study assigned by the major Professor on the recommendation of the advisory committee and/or interest of the student.

ENT 697 Special Problems (Credit to be arranged but not more than 3 cr):

Investigation of special problems in entomology not related to a dissertation problem. The investigation may consist of original research and/or literature survey

ENT 697 Special Problems (Credit to be arranged but not more than 3 cr):

Investigation of special problems in entomology not related to a dissertation problem. The investigation may consist of original research and/or literature survey.

ENT 698 Seminar (2 cr):

Discussion on assigned topics in the field of entomology

ENT 699 Dissertation Research (Credit to be arranged but not less than 30 cr):

Original dissertation research.