ENTOM 1 — COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/CO-OP IN ENTOMOLOGY

1 credit.

Full-time off-campus work experience which combines classroom theory with practical knowledge of operations to provide students with a background upon which to base a professional career. Students receive credit only for the term in which they are actively enrolled and working. The same work experience may not count towards credit in ENTOM 399.

ENTOM/​AGROECOL/​AGRONOMY/​C&E SOC/​ENVIR ST  103 — AGROECOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ECOLOGY OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

3 credits.

Agroecology has blossomed across the world in recent decades as not only a science, but also a practice, and a movement. This course will challenge students to employ the multiple disciplines and perspectives that Agroecology affords to analyze our agricultural and food systems wihin a broader context of dynamic social and ecological relationships.

ENTOM/​ENVIR ST  201 — INSECTS AND HUMAN CULTURE-A SURVEY COURSE IN ENTOMOLOGY

3 credits.

Importance of insects in man's environment, emphasizing beneficial insects, disease carriers, and agricultural pests that interfere with man's food supply. Environmental problems due to insect control agents.

ENTOM/​AGRONOMY/​NUTR SCI  203 — INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH

3 credits.

Introduces students to global health concepts through multidisciplinary speakers dedicated to improving health through their unique training. It targets students with an interest in public health and those who wish to learn how their field impacts their global issues.

ENTOM 289 — HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-2 credits.

INTER-AG 288

ENTOM 299 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

ENTOM/​ZOOLOGY  302 — INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY

4 credits.

Principles including morphology and classification; a general collection of insects required of each student.

ENTOM 321 — PHYSIOLOGY OF INSECTS

3 credits.

Anatomy, histology and basic physiology of organ systems in insects.

ENTOM 331 — TAXONOMY OF MATURE INSECTS

4 credits.

Principles of taxonomy, identification and taxonomic morphology of adult insects.

ENTOM 342 — INSECT ECOLOGY

3 credits.

Ecology of insects as individuals, populations, and components of communities and ecosystems. Emphasis on interactions of insects with their biotic and abiotic environment.

ENTOM/​M M & I/​PATH-BIO/​ZOOLOGY  350 — PARASITOLOGY

3 credits.

The biology of water-borne, food-borne, soil-borne and vector-borne parasites of animals including humans. Parasites are explored in the context of transmission, associated disease, diagnosis and treatment options, and environmental, cultural and socioeconomic drivers of disease epidemiology.

ENTOM 351 — PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY

3 credits.

Major economic insects: identification, life histories, bionomics, distribution, control; procedures in fundamental and practical inquiry.

ENTOM/​AGRONOMY/​HORT/​PL PATH/​SOIL SCI  354 — DIAGNOSING AND MONITORING PEST AND NUTRIENT STATUS OF FIELD CROPS

1 credit.

This course is designed to provide students with information necessary to diagnosis and monitor corn, soybean, alfalfa and wheat for pests (insects, weeds, diseases) and nutrient deficiency symptoms including perspectives from Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology and Soil Science. Proper soil and pest sampling information will be provided as will proper crop staging techniques which are essential for pest and nutrient management.

ENTOM/​ZOOLOGY  371 — MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY

3 credits.

Arthropods of medical and veterinary importance, how they affect their hosts and transmit diseases.

ENTOM 375 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-4 credits.

ENTOM 399 — COORDINATIVE INTERNSHIP/COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

1-8 credits.

ENTOM 400 — STUDY ABROAD IN ENTOMOLOGY

1-6 credits.

Provides an area equivalency for courses taken on Madison Study Abroad Programs that do not equate to existing UW courses. W.-Madison Study Abroad Program

ENTOM 432 — TAXONOMY AND BIONOMICS OF IMMATURE INSECTS

4 credits.

Lectures on anatomy/morphology, taxonomy, bionomics of immature insects (ordinal and familial levels). Ametabola, Paleoptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera not covered in lecture (will be examined in lab). Labs emphasize utilizing taxonomix keys for identification (order and family). Required field trips and collection.

ENTOM 450 — BASIC AND APPLIED INSECT ECOLOGY

3 credits.

Basic and Applied Insect Ecology is advanced course in population and community ecology, plant-insect interactions, insect biodiversity and biogeography, and applied ecology. The course will weave basic ecological theory and principles with their application to entomological problems such as conservation, biological control, agriculture, and insect-vectored diseases of plants and humans. We will use the current entomological and ecological scientific literature and draw on examples from a broad range of natural and managed ecosystems. As the semester progresses, the scope of the lectures and literature will broaden from pairwise species interactions (e.g., a predator and its prey) to the entire community of organisms and their physical environment. Lectures are designed to emphasize the theoretical principles and historical background underlying the various topics with a link to potential applications in agriculture, conservation, pest management, and/or invasion biology.

ENTOM 451 — BASIC AND APPLIED INSECT ECOLOGY LABORATORY

1 credit.

Basic and Applied Insect Ecology Laboratory/Discussion is the companion course for the lecture-based Basic and Applied Insect Ecology (Entomology 450). This course will include hands-on experiences such as labs, field trips, computer exercises, and discussions based on readings in the primary literature to enhance and delve into more details on materials introduced in the course lectures.

ENTOM 468 — STUDIES IN FIELD ENTOMOLOGY

3 credits.

Period of intensive field work (2 weeks) outside Madison area. Concentration on structural, behavioral adaptations of insects to diverse habitats; dynamic relations between insects and plants, other animals and other insects. Student field project, literature review presentation required. (Recommended ecology course ENTOM 331 or 432)

ENTOM/​BOTANY/​ZOOLOGY  473 — PLANT-INSECT INTERACTIONS

3 credits.

Multiple ways in which arthropods exploit plants, plant traits that deter or augment insects, environmental mediation of these interactions, effects on population dynamics, community ecology and co-evolution, and implications to natural resource management, environmental quality, and sustainable development.

ENTOM/​F&W ECOL  500 — INSECTS IN FOREST ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION AND MANAGEMENT

2 credits.

Roles of insects in the functioning of healthy forest ecosystems, tactics for addressing challenges they pose to sustainable natural resource management, and emerging issues such as biological invasions, habitat alteration, and climate change that influence interactions among insects, their microbial associates, forests, and humans.

ENTOM/​BOTANY/​PL PATH  505 — PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS: MOLECULAR AND ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS

3 credits.

Molecular and ecological aspects of the interactions between plants and microorganisms. This course explores many of the themes, from genetic to integrative, of modern biology, and illustrates how study of plant-microbe interactions contributes to understanding of fundamental plant science. g. Bact 303); biochem (e.g. BIOCHEM 501); genetics (e.g. GENETICS 466) or cons inst

ENTOM/​ZOOLOGY  530 — INSECT BEHAVIOR

3 credits.

Comparative behavior of insects. Function and evolution.

ENTOM/​ZOOLOGY  540 — THEORETICAL ECOLOGY

3 credits.

Introduction to theoretical ecology, including hands-on experience in computer modeling. For students with ecology background; does not require a strong math background. 3-credit option requires project and consent of instructor.

ENTOM 601 — SEMINAR IN METHODS OF SCIENTIFIC ORAL PRESENTATIONS

1 credit.

Training for the presentation of short talks.

ENTOM/​F&W ECOL/​M&ENVTOX/​PL PATH/​SOIL SCI  606 — COLLOQUIUM IN ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY

1 credit.

Current topics in molecular and environmental toxicology and problems related to biologically active substances in the environment. Topics vary each semester. Lectures are by resident and visiting professors and other researchers.

ENTOM/​GENETICS/​ZOOLOGY  624 — MOLECULAR ECOLOGY

3 credits.

Basic principles of molecular ecology. Lecture topics include population genetics, molecular phylogenetics, rates and patterns of evolution, genome evolution, and molecular ecology.

ENTOM/​AGRONOMY/​F&W ECOL/​M&ENVTOX  632 — ECOTOXICOLOGY: THE CHEMICAL PLAYERS

1 credit.

Introduction to natural and man-made toxins/toxicants, their distribution, transport, and fate in the environment. Includes lectures, current research presentations, and discussions.

ENTOM/​AGRONOMY/​F&W ECOL/​M&ENVTOX  633 — ECOTOXICOLOGY: IMPACTS ON INDIVIDUALS

1 credit.

Addresses absorption, biotransformation, elimination of toxins in a wide variety of taxa (plants, invertebrates, vertebrates), and includes lectures, current research presentations, and discussions.

ENTOM/​AGRONOMY/​F&W ECOL/​M&ENVTOX  634 — ECOTOXICOLOGY: IMPACTS ON POPULATIONS, COMMUNITIES AND ECOSYSTEMS

1 credit.

Focuses on the impact of toxicants on populations, communities, ecosystems, and includes risk evaluation. Includes lectures, current research presentations, and discussions.

ENTOM 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

2-4 credits.

ENTOM 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

2-4 credits.

Continuation of 681.

ENTOM 691 — SENIOR THESIS

2 credits.

ENTOM 699 — SPECIAL PROBLEMS

1-4 credits.

ENTOM 701 — ADVANCED TAXONOMY

3 credits.

ENTOM/​F&W ECOL  711 — MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF ECOLOGICAL AND COMMUNITY DATA

2 credits.

This course will examine some common methods of multivariate data analysis in ecology and environmental science. Often called "community data analysis," this class will cover methods for the analysis of complex, multidimensional datasets that are collected in the study of plant, invertebrate, fish, and bird communities. We will also address the concurrent analysis of the environmental factors that may drive community distributions. All of this provides the basis for predictive modeling of distributions across landscapes. General methods we will cover include ordination (PCA, DCA, NMDS, CCA), clustering (or classification), and other comparative analyses of data matrices (ANOSIM, Mantel tests). The "class" (better called a "workshop") is designed to be applied, meaning that the objective is for students to learn in a "hands-on" way how to use these tools, and the circumstances under which their uses are either appropriate or inappropriate.

ENTOM 799 — PRACTICUM IN ENTOMOLOGY TEACHING

1-3 credits.

Instructional orientation to teaching at the higher education level in the agricultural life sciences, direct teaching experience under faculty supervision, experience in testing and evaluation of students, and the analysis of teaching performance.

ENTOM 801 — COLLOQUIUM

1 credit.

ENTOM/​BOTANY/​GENETICS/​ZOOLOGY  820 — FOUNDATIONS OF EVOLUTION

2 credits.

Through reading and analysis of the primary literature, this course will explore some of the most important themes and debates that have permeated evolutionary biology over the last 50 years. Students will read key papers related to each controversial topic, will debate the pros and cons of competing viewpoints, and will reflect on the relevance of the issues to contemporary evolutionary biology. Students will also write a paper that analyzes one topic in more detail. This course is intended for graduate students who plan to specialize in evolutionary biology, broadly construed.

ENTOM 875 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-4 credits.

ENTOM 901 — SEMINAR IN ORGANISMAL ENTOMOLOGY

1 credit.

Presentations from the original literature on developments in natural products chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, developmental biology and/or ultrastructure of insects.

ENTOM 903 — SEMINAR IN EVOLUTIONARY ENTOMOLOGY

1 credit.

Presentation from the original literature on developments in the evolution, ecology, behavior and/or systematics of insects.

ENTOM 905 — SEMINAR IN APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY

1 credit.

Presentations from the original literature on developments in integrated pest management, insect-plant interactions medical entomology, and/or insect pathology.

ENTOM/​PSYCH/​ZOOLOGY  950 — INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR IN ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

1 credit.

Research methods in animal behavior studies in many disciplines.

ENTOM/​AGRONOMY/​ATM OCN/​BOTANY/​ENVIR ST/​F&W ECOL/​GEOG/​ZOOLOGY  953 — INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY RESEARCH AT UW-MADISON

1-2 credits.

This seminar course will introduce new graduate students to the diversity of ecologists across the UW-Madison campus. Course meetings will include discussions of key topics in professional development, research presentations by faculty members, and discussions of assigned papers with senior graduate students.

ENTOM 990 — GRADUATE RESEARCH AND THESIS

1-12 credits.