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. 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. Enroll Info: None

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

3 credits.

Importance of insects in the environment, emphasizing beneficial insects, disease carriers, and agricultural pests that interfere with the food supply. Environmental problems due to insect control agents. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM/​ENVIR ST  205 — OUR PLANET, OUR HEALTH

3 credits.

An introduction to the multiple determinants of health, global disease burden and disparities, foundational global health principles, and the overlap between ecosystem stability, planetary boundaries, and human health. Explore the core fundamentals of global health scholarship, including but not limited to infectious disease, sanitation, and mental health, and also consider ecological perspectives on these issues through the lens of planetary boundaries. Attention is placed on how human-mediated global change (e.g. climate change, biodiversity loss, land-use patterns, geochemical cycling, agricultural practice) impacts human health and the ecosystem services we depend on. An overview of pertinent issues in sustainability science and planetary health discourse, including the 'Anthropocene' and resilience to understand and critically assess global trends. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 289 — HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-2 credits.

Research work for Honors students under direct guidance of a faculty member in an area of Entomology. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the supervising instructor. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 299 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

Research work for students under direct guidance of a faculty member in an area of Entomology. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the supervising instructor. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM/​ZOOLOGY  302 — INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY

4 credits.

Principles including morphology and classification. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 321 — PHYSIOLOGY OF INSECTS

3 credits.

Anatomy, histology and basic physiology of organ systems in insects. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 331 — TAXONOMY OF MATURE INSECTS

4 credits.

Principles of taxonomy, identification and taxonomic morphology of adult insects. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 351 — PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY

3 credits.

Major economic insects: identification, life histories, bionomics, distribution, control; procedures in fundamental and practical inquiry. Enroll Info: None

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

1 credit.

Provides 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 cropstaging techniques which are essential for pest and nutrient management. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM/​ZOOLOGY  371 — MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY

3 credits.

Arthropods of medical and veterinary importance, how they affect their hosts and transmit diseases. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 375 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-4 credits.

Specialized subject matter of current interest to undergraduate students. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 399 — COORDINATIVE INTERNSHIP/COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

1-8 credits.

An internship under guidance of a faculty or instructional academic staff member in Entomology and internship site supervisor. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the faculty or instructional academic staff member and the internship site supervisor. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: Current enrollment in a UW-Madison study abroad program

ENTOM 432 — TAXONOMY AND BIONOMICS OF IMMATURE INSECTS

4 credits.

Covers anatomy/morphology, taxonomy, and bionomics of immature insects (ordinal and familial levels). Identification of insects (order and family) using taxonomic keys. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 450 — BASIC AND APPLIED INSECT ECOLOGY

3 credits.

Covers population and community ecology, plant-insect interactions, insect biodiversity and biogeography, and applied ecology. Weaves 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. Uses current entomological and ecological scientific literature and draws on examples from a broad range of natural and managed ecosystems. Broadens from pairwise species interactions (e.g., a predator and its prey) to the entire community of organisms and their physical environment. Emphasizes 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. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 451 — BASIC AND APPLIED INSECT ECOLOGY LABORATORY

1 credit.

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 ENTOM 450. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 468 — STUDIES IN FIELD ENTOMOLOGY

3 credits.

Concentration on structural, behavioral adaptations of insects to diverse habitats; dynamic relations between insects and plants, other animals and other insects. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

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. 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. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM/​ZOOLOGY  540 — THEORETICAL ECOLOGY

3 credits.

Introduction to theoretical ecology, including hands-on experience in computer modeling. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 601 — SEMINAR IN METHODS OF SCIENTIFIC ORAL PRESENTATIONS

1 credit.

Training for the presentation of short talks. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM/​F&W ECOL/​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. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

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). Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

2-4 credits.

Individual study for undergraduate students in an Honors program completing a thesis in the area of Entomology, as arranged with a faculty member. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

2-4 credits.

Second semester of individual study for undergraduate students in an Honors program completing a thesis in the area of Entomology, as arranged with a faculty member. Enroll Info: ENTOM 681

ENTOM 691 — SENIOR THESIS

2 credits.

Individual study for undergraduate students completing a thesis in the area of Entomology, as arranged with a faculty member. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 699 — SPECIAL PROBLEMS

1-4 credits.

Individual advanced work in an area of Entomology under the direct guidance of a faculty member. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 701 — ADVANCED TAXONOMY

3 credits.

Enroll Info: None

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

2 credits.

Examines common methods of multivariate data analysis in ecology and environmental science. Covers methods for the analysis of complex, multidimensional datasets that are collected in the study of plant, invertebrate, fish, and bird communities. Addresses the concurrent analysis of the environmental factors that may drive community distributions. Provides the basis for predictive modeling of distributions across landscapes. General methods covered include ordination (PCA, DCA, NMDS, CCA), clustering (or classification), and other comparative analyses of data matrices (ANOSIM, Mantel tests). Includes an applied, "hands-on" approach on how to use these tools, and the circumstances under which their uses are either appropriate or inappropriate. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 801 — COLLOQUIUM

1 credit.

Provides exposure to current research in Entomology. Weekly speakers represent diverse career backgrounds. Enroll Info: None

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

2 credits.

Explore some of the most important themes and debates that have permeated evolutionary biology over the last 50 years. Read key papers related to each controversial topic, debate the pros and cons of competing viewpoints, and reflect on the relevance of the issue to contemporary evolutionary biology. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 875 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-4 credits.

Specialized subject matter of current interest to graduate students. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

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

1 credit.

Research methods in animal behavior studies in many disciplines. Enroll Info: None

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

1-2 credits.

Introduces new graduate students to the diversity of ecologists across the UW-Madison campus. Includes discussions of key topics in professional development, research presentations by faculty members, and discussions of assigned papers with senior graduate students. Enroll Info: None

ENTOM 990 — GRADUATE RESEARCH AND THESIS

1-12 credits.

Independent laboratory research in preparation of a graduate thesis under supervision of a faculty member. Enroll Info: None