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Viewing: ENT 509/AEC 509 : Biology of Aquatic Insects

Last approved: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:02:17 GMT

Last edit: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:02:17 GMT

Formerly Known As: ZO 509


Catalog Pages referencing this course
Change Type
Major
ENT (Entomology)
509
009081
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
AEC
Biology of Aquatic Insects
Biology of Aquatic Insects
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Entomology & Plant Pathology (11ENT)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Odd Years
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture2.0
Laboratory2.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Jules Silverman/Brad Taylor
Professor/ Assistant Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture and Lab1212NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Life history descriptions and identification of aquatic insects. Emphasis on behavioral and physiological adaptations to diverse habitats and the role of insects in aquatic ecosystem function and as indicators of water quality. The course includes 3-4 Saturday collecting trips to a local pond and streams in the mountains, piedmont and coastal plain. Collecting trips are not required, but are strongly encouraged.

No revisions - just cross-listed with AEC


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
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Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

Taught in classroom. No special resources required

This course will introduce the student to the identification and life histories of aquatic insects, with an emphasis on the ways in which insects are adapted to diverse aquatic habitats. Students will also learn the significance of aquatic insects in ecosystem functioning and as indicators of water quality. 


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the students will be able to:


Differentiate between the major families of aquatic insects.


Explain how the life history characteristics of each aquatic insect family allow for survival in an aqueous environment


Demonstrate how eco-physiological characteristics of aquatic insects are adaptive.


Define the various physical characteristics of bodies of water and describe their roles in supporting aquatic insect development.


Describe how aquatic insects are used as bio-assessment tools


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Test20%Lecture exams (2)

Quizzes36%Lab quizzes (12)
Oral Presentation14%Paper discussions (1 or 2)
Final Exam15%Final Exam – paper
Project15%Insect collection
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction to aquatic insects. Course overview and expectations. 1 weekLecture - course expectations - lecture. Lab - Insect orders


Phylogeny and evolution of aquatic insects 1 weekLecture - Ephemeroptera - Lab


Lotic and lentic habitats2 weeksLecture - Ephemeroptera Odonata - lab


Functional feeding groups 1 weekLecture - Plecoptera - lab

Nutrient cycling in streams2 weeks Lecture - Hempitera- lab



Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Lepidoptera1 weekMegaloptera, Neuroptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera lecture and lab

Coleoptera1 week
Coleoptera - lecture and lab

Respiration 2 weeksLecture - Trichoptera - lab

Osmoregulation 1 weekLecture - Trichoptera - Lab

Aquatic insects in temporary waters2 weeksLeccture - Diptera - Lab



Bioassessment of water quality2 weeksLecture
Course will remain the same, just cross listed

mlnosbis 8/23/2016: Suggest consultation with College of Sciences (Jo-Ann Cohen, cohen@ncsu.edu) because this action removes the ZO cross-list. See correspondence below

Jules Silverman <jsilver@ncsu.edu>
3:43 PM (21 hours ago)

to cohen, Melissa
Dear Dr. Cohen,

ENT 509, Biology of Aquatic Insects, was formerly cross-listed with ZO when ZO was part of CALS. I am submitting a course action to cross-list with AEC, since the class will now be co-taught with Dr. Brad Taylor of AEC. I was told that I need to include a statement from you in the CIM Approver indicating that you are aware of, and okay with, dropping ZO from the cross-listing. Would you please provide me with such a statement?
Jo-Ann Cohen
4:24 PM (20 hours ago)

to Gerald, me, Melissa
Jules, I am copying Jerry LeBlanc, head of Bio Sci. Jerry is in a better position to evaluate your request.

Jerry, please let us know if Bio Sci is ok with the proposed action.

Jo-Ann

Sent from my iPad


Gerald LeBlanc <gal@ncsu.edu>
5:19 PM (19 hours ago)

to Jo-Ann, me, Melissa
I am ok with this request.

Jerry


ghodge 9/23/2016. Agree, consultation needed. Student learning outcomes (understand, know) are not measurable; please edit. Done

Syllabus needs to be updated (see syllabus checklist). Add #3 student learning outcomes. Are any textbooks required? (#4). Do student provided their own transportation for field trips (#8)? Are there any safety issues with the field trips (#9)? Add statements #13 and # 14. Done

mlnosbis 8/25/2016: Problem attaching syllabus. Waiting for CourseLeaf to resolve, then I will attach the updated syllabus.

mlnosbis 9/16/2016: Syllabus attached.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-No concerns
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