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    ENT 110 General Entomology 3.

    Considers how insects live, their internal and external structures and their functions, classification and identification and control when desirable. Recognition of economically important beneficial and destructive insects and mites occurring in North Carolina and neighboring states, stressing information on their life histories , damage and control.

    ENT 121 Pesticides and Their Utilization 3.

    Basic characterization, classification, chemical and physical properties of pesticides. Use of pesticides including environmental effects; Federal and State laws and regulations relating to their manufacture, distribution and use; safety procedures including handling and storage; and application equipment including types, calibration, use and maintenance. TOTH.

    ENT 132 Urban Pest Management 3.
    AGI Students Only.

    Insects and related arthropods found in residential and industrial buildings, nature of damage, and their control. Identification and life history of the different pest species, methods to detect their presence, and integrated pest management strategies. Hands-on learning of species in laboratory with emphasis on current control techniques. Field trips required. Agricultural Institute Students only.

    ENT 163 Ornamental & Turf Insects 3.

    Practical course in the biology, recognition, and management of common insect and related arthropod pests that attack ornamentals and turf. WALDVOGEL.

    ENT 190 Current Topics in Pest Management 1.

    Discussions of current topics of pest management. Topics selected by the students and instructors to include different phases of pest management. Discussions led by leaders in the various facets of the industry.

    ENT 201 Insects and People 3.

    Introduction to the fascinating world of insects and how they interact with people. Survey of insect history, diversity, structure and function, and behavior. Examples of harmful and beneficial insects in a variety of human activities concluding with some profound impacts insects have had on history, society and culture.

    ENT 203 An Introduction to the Honey Bee and Beekeeping 3.

    Introduction to honey bee biology and a fundamental understanding of beekeeping management including crop pollination by bees. Examination of the relationships between honey bees and humans from prehistoric through modern times and the behavior and social system of one of the animal world's most complex and highly organized non-human societies.

    ENT 207 Insects and Human Disease 3.

    This course is an introduction to the many interactions between insects, other arthropods and humans that result in disease, ranging from simple anxiety, phobias, discomfort and pain, to transmission of pathogenic organisms causing sickness and even death. Included will be an understanding of the special physical and chemical adaptations of insects that enable them to cause us harm. The major groups of insects, mites, ticks and related arthropods associated with human suffering and disease as well as an introduction to the diseases transmitted by them will be presented. Finally, the course will present information on how major outbreaks of disease transmitted by the insects have influenced human populations, demographics, warfare, religion, and societal structure throughout recorded history.

    ENT 212 Basic Entomology 1.

    This course offers a brief and basic introduction to the world of insects and the discipline of entomology. It is intended as a primer for several other more specialized entomology classes such as forensic entomology and forest entomology.

    ENT 305 Introduction to Forensic Entomology 3.

    This course provides a broad overview of forensic entomology-a specialized field of entomology employed in medicocriminal investigations. Forensic entomology relies on knowledge of insect ecology, biology, taxonomy, physiology and development to elucidate the circumstances surrounding death. The role of arthropods associated with decomposed human remains is one of several valued disciplines in forensic sciences. Understanding the general principles of forensic entomology and their application will be the focus of this course.

    ENT 401 Honey Bee Biology and Management 3.
    Prerequisite: (ENT 201, ENT 203, ENT 425, BIO 105 or PB 200).

    A hands-on course in honey bee management including bee pollination of selected crops based on an understanding of bee biology, bee behavior, bee pathology, and bee botany. Students must be able to provide their transportation to field sites or arrange to work with a beekeeping mentor. Students may choose, but are not required, to purchase their own beekeeping equipment and hive.

    ENT 402 Forest Entomology 3.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing..

    Fundamentals of morphology, classification, biology, ecology and control of insects attacking trees, with emphasis on silvicultural practices.

    ENT 425 General Entomology 3.
    Prerequisite: BIO 181 or BIO 140 or BIO 350.

    Explores the science of entomology by focusing on the basic principles of systematics, morphology, physiology, development, behavior, ecology, and control of insects. Field trips provide opportunities to collect insects and study their adaptations to a wide variety of natural environments.

    ENT 470 Advanced Turfgrass Pest Management 2.
    Prerequisite: C- or better in CS 200.

    Characteristics and ecology of turfgrass weed, insect, and disease pests; identification and diagnosis of turfgrass pests, strategies for managing pests including cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical methods; development of integrated pestmanagement programs, characteristics and modes of action for herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and plant growth regulators; behavior and fate of pesticides in soil; and the development and management of pesticide resistant pest populations.

    ENT 492 External Learning Experience 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

    A learning experience within an academic framework that utilizes facilities and resources which are external to the campus. Contact and arrangements with prospective employers must be initiated by student and approved by a faculty adviser, the prospective employer, the departmental teaching coordinator and the academic dean prior to the experience.

    ENT 493 Special Problems in Entomology 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

    A learning experience in agriculture and life sciences within an academic framework that utilizes campus facilities and resources. Contact and arrangements with prospective employers must be initiated by student and approved by a faculty adviser, the prospective employer, the departmental teaching coordinator and the academic dean prior to the experience.

    ENT 495 Special Topics in Entomology 1-3.

    Offered as needed to present materials not normally available in regular course offerings or for offering of new courses on a trial basis.

    ENT 502 Insect Diversity 4.
    Prerequisite: ENT 425 or Graduate Standing.

    Diversity of insect biology and structure with emphasis upon identification of adults; includes speciation, evolutionary relationships, approaches to classification, nomenclature, zoogeography and techniques of collection.

    ENT 503 Insect Morphology and Physiology 3.
    Prerequisite: (CH 221 or CH 225) and (CH 223 or CH 227) and ENT 425 or Graduate Standing.

    The objectives are to acquaint students with the internal morphology, histology, and ultra-structure and system functions of insects. The laboratory will assist in recognizing the internal anatomy and associated external structure of insects and provide practical experience in the study of insect function.

    ENT 504 Professional Development for Entomologists 2.

    A successful professional career in entomology is not limited to understanding just the science of Entomology. Also required is an understanding of career paths, professional ethics, written and verbal communication, safety, how to work with animals and human subjects, personal interactions, vita preparation, networking, and future directions of the discipline. These skills are essential to taking the knowledge obtained in entomology and applying them to a career in the discipline. Graduate Standing required.

    ENT 506 Principles of Genetic Pest Management 3.

    Introduction to the biological aspects of genetic pest management (GPM). Genetic techniques for GPM, including historical uses (such as the sterile insect technique) and approaches that are currently in development. Practical issues relating to the deployment of GPM, including ecological and economic considerations.

    ENT 509 Biology of Aquatic Insects 3.
    Prerequisite: ENT 425 or Graduate standing.

    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.

    ENT 520 Insect Behavior 3.

    This course stresses comprehensive coverage of the principles of animal behavior using insects as models and examples. Physiology, genetics, mechanisms, behavioral ecology, and evolution of insect behavior will be covered.

    ENT 525 Entomology for Educators 3.
    Prerequisite: General Biology.

    Insects and other arthropods used as paradigms for teaching basic principles of Biology and Ecology. Project-oriented format covering topics embracing the learnign cycle, scientific method, critical thinking skills, and hand-on laboratory activites.

    ENT 526 Organic Agriculture: Principles and Practices 3.

    This is a multidisciplinary class, and lectures cover many aspects of organic production given by a number of experts from both on and off campus. Classes also include discussions of issues and controversies surrounding organic production, as well as field trips to selected farms. This course is restricted to upper level undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate continuing education students.

    ENT 550 Fundamentals of Arthropod Management 3.
    Prerequisite: ENT 425 or Graduate Standing.

    The principles underlying modern methods for protecting food, clothing, shelter and health from insect attack.

    ENT 560 Techniques in Molecular Ecology and Evolution 3.

    Laboratory-intensive course providing hands-on experience in application of several commonly used techniques in molecular ecology and evolution. Lectures cover theory and application of specific techniques in the context of case studies from the primary literature. By end of course, students should be comfortable with theory and application of molecular markers in studies of ecology and evolution, and should be able to incorporate one or more techniques into their thesis research. Graduate standing or permission of the instructors required.

    ENT 582 Medical and Veterinary Entomology 3.
    Prerequisite: ENT 425 or Graduate standing.

    The morphology, taxonomy, biology and control of the arthropod parasites and disease vectors of man and animals. The ecology and behavior of vectors in relation to disease transmission and control.

    ENT 591 Special Topics In Entomology 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    A variable credit lecture and laboratory series offering topics such as advanced beekeeping, morphology, physiology, systematics, behavior, biological control, nursery and ornamental pests, host plant resistance, information retrieval, biological monitoring and sampling, population modeling, extension entomology, computer methods and urban, forest and stored product pests.

    ENT 601 Seminar 1.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing in ENT or closely allied fields.

    Discussion of entomological topics selected and assigned by seminar chair.

    ENT 604 Insect Natural History and Field Ecology 1.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Entomology.

    Diversity of ecological roles and lifestyles of insects and related arthropods using techniques in field ecology. Two week-long field trips to Coastal Plain and Mountains with orientation walks, evening lectures, and field projects.Taught during the two weeks prior to the Fall semester.

    ENT 620 Special Problems 1-6.

    Original research on special problems in entomology not related to a thesis problem. Provides experience and training in research. Credits Arranged.

    ENT 641 Agricultural Entomology Practicum 3.
    Prerequisite: Economic entomology (ENT 762 recommended).

    Practical experience in research, extension and commercial aspects of insect pest management on a broad range of agricultural crops under actual field conditions. Class meets 9 hours each Friday for 10 weeks from early June to mid-August. Students should register for second summer session.

    ENT 685 Master's Supervised Teaching 1-3.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

    ENT 690 Master's Examination 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    For students in non thesis master's programs who have completed all other requirements of the degree except preparing for and taking the final master's exam.

    ENT 693 Master's Supervised Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

    ENT 695 Master's Thesis Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    Thesis research.

    ENT 696 Summer Thesis Research 1.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

    ENT 699 Master's Thesis Preparation 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment for the master's degree and are writing and defending their theses.

    ENT 726 Biological Control of Insects and Weeds 3.
    Prerequisite: ENT 425 or Graduate Standing.

    Overview of the field of biological control and its role in Integrated Pest Management programs. Emphasis on the diversity and sometimes unusual interactions of insect parasitoids and predators with their hosts/prey, controversies in biological control, critical analysis of selected projects, and basic conceptual and "hands-on" tools for approaching biological control research and implementing projects.

    ENT 731 Insect Ecology 3.
    Prerequisite: ENT 425 or Graduate standing.

    The interrelationships among insects and components of their effective environments which result in dynamic spatial and temporal patterns of particular species. Also, the diverse roles of insects in structure and function of communities and ecosystems.

    ENT 762 Insect Pest Management In Agricultural Crops 3.
    Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

    Critical review of the biology and ecology of representative beneficial and injurious insects and arachnids of agricultural crops and the advantages and limitations of advanced concepts of their management in selected agroecosystems.

    ENT 791 Special Topics In Entomology 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    A variable credit lecture and laboratory series offering topics such as advanced beekeeping, morphology, physiology, systematics, behavior, biological control, nursery and ornamental pests, host plant resistance, information retrieval, biological monitoring and sampling, population modelling, extension entomology, computer methods and urban, forest and stored product pests.

    ENT 801 Seminar 1.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing in ENT or closely allied fields.

    Discussion of entomological topics selected and assigned by seminar chair.

    ENT 804 Insect Natural History and Field Ecology 1.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Entomology.

    Diversity of ecological roles and lifestyles of insects and related arthropods using techniques in field ecology. Two week-long field trips to Coastal Plain and Mountains with orientation walks, evening lectures, and field projects.Taught during the two weeks prior to the Fall semester.

    ENT 820 Special Problems 1-6.

    Original research on special problems in entomology not related to a thesis problem. Provides experience and training in research.

    ENT 841 Agricultural Entomology Practicum 3.
    Prerequisite: Economic entomology (ENT 762 recommended).

    Practical experience in research, extension and commercial aspects of insect pest management on a broad range of agricultural crops under actual field conditions. Class meets 9 hours each Friday for 10 weeks from early June to mid-August. Students should register for second summer session.

    ENT 885 Doctoral Supervised Teaching 1-3.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

    ENT 890 Doctoral Preliminary Exam 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    For students who are preparing for and taking written and/or oral preliminary exams.

    ENT 893 Doctoral Supervised Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

    ENT 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    Dissertation research.

    ENT 896 Summer Dissertation Research 1.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

    ENT 899 Doctoral Dissertation Preparation 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    For students who have completed all credit hour, full-time enrollment, preliminary examination, and residency requirements for the doctoral degree, and are writing and defending their dissertations.