Spring 2021 Teaching Plans

Detailed information about upcoming Spring 2021 courses, including course description and schedules, are as listed:

EPWS 301 (Ag Biotech)

Instructor: Stephen Hanson

3 Credits

The principles of molecular biology will be introduced and used to explore the past, present, and future applications of biotechnology in agriculture. Specific topics include methodologies for making trangenic plants with increased pest resistance, the use of biotechnology in pest detection, and improving nutritional value. The laboratory will provide students with hands-on experience with equipment use for biotechnology research.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1225G, BIOL 2610G, or BIOL 2110G.

This course will be offered online with synchronous meetings

EPWS 303 (Economic Entomology)

Instructor: David Thompson

3 Credits

Identification and life cycles of insects of economic significance, their relationship to humans and agriculture including biological interactions and controls.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2610G, or BIOL 2110G.

Course will be offered online with asynchronous meetings.

EPWS 314 (Plant Physiology)

Instructor: Brian Schutte

3 Credits

Overview of photosynthesis, respiration, water relations of plants, minerals and organic nutrition, growth and development. XLST with EPWS 514, BIOL 314 and BIOL 514.

Prerequisites: BIOL 2110G, CHEM 1225G.

Course will be offered online with synchronous meetings.

EPWS 325V (Insects, Humans, and the Environment)

Instructor: Scott Bundy

3 Credits

Overview of the interactions of the world's largest group of organisms with humans. Emphasizing the role of insects in the development of human cultures, including health, food and fiber production, art, music, and environmental issues; with discussions of historic, present day, and future impacts in underdeveloped, developing, and developed civilizations.

Course will be offered in two sections. One section will be online with synchronous meetings while the other will be online with asynchronous meetings.

EPWS 373 (Fungal Biology)

Instructor: Soum Sanogo

3 Credits

Introduction to the taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and ecology of fungi. XLST with EPWS 573, BIOL 373 and BIOL 573.

Prerequisites: EPWS 310 or BIOL 311, or consent of instructor.

Course will be offered online with synchronous meetings.

EPWS 420 (Environmental Behavior of Pesticides)

Instructor: Gerald Sims

3 Credits

Behavior of pesticide compounds in the environment, their function toward target and non target pest organisms including humans, effect of environmental conditions on pesticide function, ecology of organisms involved in pesticides degradation, overview of environmental regulation. CHEM 2115 recommended prior to course. XLST with EPWS 520.

Course will be offered online with synchronous meetings.

EPWS 447 (Seminar)

Instructor: Erik Lehnhoff

1 Credit

Organization and techniques for the oral presentation of research information. XLST with EPWS 590.

Course will be offered online with synchronous meetings.

EPWS 451 (Special Topics: Tropical Insect Ecology) (M07)

Instructor: Scott Bundy

3 Credits

Specific subjects and credits to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 4 credits per semester and a grand total of 9 credits.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Course offered online with synchronous meetings.

EPWS 455 (Advanced Integrated Pest Management)

Instructor: Rebecca Creamer

3 Credits

Examination of factors affecting the biology and ecology, population evaluations, and control of insect, disease, and weed pests with an emphasis on integrating management practices. Credit cannot be given for both EPWS 455 and EPWS 505. XLST with EPWS 505.

Prerequisite(s): Either EPWS 303 or EPWS 310 or EPWS 311, or consent of instructor.

Course to be offered in person.

EPWS 462 (Parasitology)

Instructor: Alvaro Romero

3 Credits

Introduction to classification, biology, ecology and management of the major parasites of human, domestic animals and wildlife.

Course to be offered online with asynchronous meetings.

EPWS 471 (Plant Mineral Nutrition)

Instructor: G. Picchioni

3 Credits

Same as HORT 471 and AGRO 471.

EPWS 505 (Advanced Integrated Pest Management)

Instructor: Rebecca Creamer

3 Credits

Examination of the factors affecting the biology and ecology, population evaluations, and control of insect, disease, and weed pests, with an emphasis on integrating management practices. Crosslisted with: EPWS 455.

Prerequisite(s): EPWS 303 or EPWS 310 or EPWS 311 or consent of instructor.

Course to be offered in person.

EPWS 514 (Plant Physiology)

Instructor: Brian Schutte

3 Credits

Overview of photosynthesis, respiration, water relations of plants, minerals and organic nutrition, growth and development.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2110G, CHEM 1225G.

Course will be offered online with synchronous meetings.

EPWS 520 (Environmental Behavior of Pesticides)

Instructor: Gerald Sims

3 Credits

Behavior of these compounds in the environment, their function toward target and non target pest organisms including humans, effect of environmental conditions on pesticide function, ecology of organisms involved in pesticides degradation,overview of environmental regulation. CHEM 2115 recommended prior to course.

Course will be offered online with synchronous meetings.

EPWS 573 (Fungal Biology)

Instructor: Soum Sanogo

3 Credits

Introduction to the taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and ecology of fungi. Same as BIOL 573.

Prerequisite: EPWS 310 or consent of instructor.

Course will be offered online with synchronous meetings.