ENT - Entomology

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Faculty of Science

Below are the courses available from the ENT subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

ENT 101 - Insect-Human Interactions View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the biology, diversity, ecology, and behaviour of arthropods with a focus on insects and their roles in human society. Students will examine the importance of insects in processes that impact humans such as nutrient cycling, forensics, pollination, herbivory and disease transmission. Students will differentiate the beneficial and detrimental roles of insects in agricultural and forest ecosystems, and use the principles of integrated pest management. Insect conservation and the importance of insects in human culture will also be discussed. This course will be delivered entirely on-line.


ENT 220 - Insect Biology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-3)

An introduction to the evolution, diversity, phylogeny, life styles, distribution, and classification of hexapods and practical experience in their identification. Prerequisite: BIOL 108 or SCI 100.


ENT 222 - Insects in Managed Ecosystems View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-3)

An introduction to insects and related arthropods emphasizing aspects of their structure, life history and ecology responsible for their importance as pest or beneficial organisms in managed landscapes. Principles of integrated pest management of insects of importance to Albertan and North American agricultural, horticultural and forested ecosystems will be discussed. Students will gain practical experience in identification of pest and beneficial insects. Prerequisite: Biology 108 or SCI 100. Credit may be obtained for only one of ENT 207, 222 or 380.


ENT 327 - Terrestrial Arthropod Diversity View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-3)

Evolution, distribution, and classification of terrestrial arthropods, with emphasis on hexapods. Students practice identification using museum collections, keys and databases, and make a substantive collection of regional insects. Prerequisite: Any one of ENT 220, 222, or REN R 205, or ZOOL 250. Credit can only be obtained for one of ENT 327, 427 or 527. Offered in alternate years.


ENT 327 - INSECT TAXONOMY View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 2-0-6)
There is no available course description.

ENT 378 - Insect Pathology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the diseases of insects and related arthropods. The use of insect pathogens to reduce pest damage in forestry and agriculture. Roles of diseases in insect population dynamics, Biotechnology and insect pathogens. Prerequisite: *3 in Entomology or Microbiology. Not open to first-year students.


ENT 392 - Medical and Veterinary Entomology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

An account of the influence of arthropods on the health of humans and domestic animals, and the interactions between arthropod vectors and vertebrate pathogens. Prerequisite: ZOOL 250 or any Entomology course or consent of instructor. Offered in alternate years.


ENT 401 - Current Topics in Arthropod Biology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Survey, discussion and analysis of current literature in selected areas of arthropod biology of interest to advanced undergraduates. Prerequisite: ZOOL 250 or an ENT course or consent of instructor. Credit may be obtained more than once. Offered in alternate years.


ENT 501 - Advanced Current Topics in Arthropod Biology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Survey, discussion and analysis of current literature in selected areas of arthropod biology of interest to graduate students in Biological Sciences. Discussions are the same as for ENT 401, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Credit may be obtained more than once. Offered in alternate years.


ENT 527 - Advanced Terrestrial Arthropod Diversity View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-3)

Evolution, distribution, and classification of terrestrial arthropods, with emphasis on hexapods. Students practice identification using museum collections, build keys and databases, and make a substantive collection of regional insects. Lectures and labs are the same as for ENT 327, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Credit can only be obtained for one of ENT 327, 427 or 527. Offered in alternate years.


ENT 601 - Entomology Seminar View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(FIRST, 0-2S-0)

A forum for those with an interest in insects. Presentations may be provided by students, faculty, invited speakers and visiting scientists. Credit may be obtained more than once.


ENT 602 - Entomology Seminar View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(SECOND, 0-2S-0)

Presentations may be provided by students, faculty, invited speakers and visiting scientists. Each student enrolled for credit gives one seminar for evaluation. Questions and discussion follow; participation also requires written evaluations of each seminar by peers and one or more Faculty members.