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Last approved: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:23:55 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 04 Dec 2015 21:21:36 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences (BISC)
Insect Biology Lab
Insect Biology Lab
Spring 2016
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BISC 2331


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An overview of insects, with an emphasis on ecology, behavior, economic importance, and the key adaptations that characterize the evolution of this diverse group. This lab will teach basic internal and external anatomy, field collection methods, insect identification, and discussion of the primary literature. Laboratory fee.
By the end of this course students will be able to: Appreciate the value and importance of insects understand basic insect anatomy - be able to identify insect orders and major families - learn how to collect insects in the field and preserve specimens - learn to evaluate whether claims in a research paper are supported by the experimental - design and data - understand the key morphological, ecological, and behavioral adaptations that enable the spectaular diversity of insects - relate insect morphology/anatomy to ecological roles insects play in nature - be able to analyze field/lab data relating to insect diversity, abundance, and behavior and communicate experimental results in scientific format (lab report).

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echacko (Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:29:12 GMT): Rollback: missing required sections on schedule of topics w/ dates, description on assignments/ assessments, University policies on religious holidays and required/recommended readings. Should also include lab locations.
echacko (Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:45:22 GMT): Rollback: Rollback for detailed syllabus.
cbeil (Fri, 04 Dec 2015 18:17:26 GMT): Changes prerequisite to BISC 2331
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