Entomology (ENTM)


ENTM 2001 Insects in the Environment (3 credits)
F Prereq.: BIOL 1201, 1208; and either BIOL 1402 or BIOL 1502; or BIOL 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004; or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Insect recognition, classification, and life cycles; factors affecting insect diversity and abundance; interactions between insects and the natural environment.
ENTM 2050 [Not Offered] Introduction to Pest Management (4 credits)
See PLHL 2050.


ENTM 3000 [Not Offered] Pest Management Internship (3 credits)
Su See PLHL 3000.
ENTM 3002 [Not Offered] Pest Management Seminar (3 credits)
F See PLHL 3002.


ENTM 4001 [Not Offered] Household and Structural Pests (3 credits)
F-E Prereq.: ENTM 2001. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Recognition, biology, and management of pests found in structures.
ENTM 4002 [Not Offered] Insect Biology (3 credits)
F-O Also offered as BIOL 4002. Prereq.: BIOL 2153 or consent of instructor. No entomology training necessary. Biological, biochemical, and ecological principles as they relate to the success of insects.
ENTM 4005 [Not Offered] Insect Taxonomy (4 credits)
S-O Prereq.: ENTM 2001. 2 hrs. lecture; 4 hrs. lab. A collection is required. Identification, nomenclature, phylogenetic relationships, and life histories of insects at the family level.
ENTM 4006 [Not Offered] Fundamentals of Applied Entomology (3 credits)
S Prereq.: ENTM 2001 or ENTM/PLHL 2050 or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Principles and methodology of managing insect pests; emphasis on field crops insect pest management; interdisciplinary perspective.
ENTM 4007 [Not Offered] Forensic Entomology (3 credits)
S-O 2hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. No entomology training necessary. Determining the succession and species composition of necrophilous insects and other arthropods on carcasses; estimate time of death using insects; learning investigative procedures used by police and wildlife officers in human and animal deaths; review of case studies from crime scene to courtroom.
ENTM 4011 [Not Offered] Biology and Management of the Honey Bee (3 credits)
S-E Prereq.: BIOL 1201, 1208 and either BIOL 1402 or BIOL 1502; or BIOL 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004 or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Behavior, genetics, pollination, pathology, and practical management of honey bees for agricultural and scientific purposes.
ENTM 4012 [Not Offered] Fundamentals of Horticultural Entomology (3 credits)
S Prereq.: ENTM 2001. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Principles of insect control; recognition of major pest species of insects and mites and their injury to horticultural plants; economic and aesthetic injury thresholds; methods of control, including identification and utilization of beneficial species.
ENTM 4015 [Not Offered] Conservation Biology (4 credits)
F Prereq.: 11 sem. hrs. biological sciences; genetics recommended; permission of department. 3 hrs. lecture; 1 hr. discussion. Same as BIOL 4015. Underlying principles and concepts of conservation biology; practical applications to preserves and human society; threats to and importance of biological diversity; human responsibilities as global land stewards.
ENTM 4016 [Not Offered] Introduction to Insect Physiology (3 credits)
S-E Prereq.: 12 hrs. of ENTM or biological sciences; 1 yr. of organic chemistry or biochemistry. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Also offered as BIOL 4016. Basic functions of insects; principles of physiology, including metabolism, growth, development, and chemical communication systems.
ENTM 4017 [Not Offered] CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (2.0 credits)
ENTM 4018 [Not Offered] Forest Insects and Diseases (4 credits)
F Prereq.: BIOL 1502, 1509; or BIOL 1402; or BIOL 1201, 1208. Also offered as PLHL 4018. 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. One day-long field trip. Identification, ecology, epidemiology, and control of forest insects and diseases.
ENTM 4040 [Not Offered] Insect Ecology (3 credits)
S Prereq.: BIOL 1201 and 1208 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Two Saturday field trips. Service learning component. Ecological principles pertaining to insect individuals, populations, communities, and their role in ecosystems; emphasis on life history strategies and behavior.
ENTM 4099 [Not Offered] Undergraduate Entomological Research (1-3 credits)
F,S,Su Prereq: ENTM 2001 or 2050 or 4018 or equivalent. Not for graduate credit. May be taken for a max. of 4 hrs. of credit. Supervised entomological research in a laboratory or field setting; data collection and interpretation of results.
ENTM 4100 [Not Offered] Insect Behavior (3 credits)
F-O Prereq.: ENTM 2001, 2050, or consent of instructor. Current and classical concepts in behavioral theory; communication systems; stimuli orientation, social interaction; aspects of insect control using behavior modification.
ENTM 4199 [Not Offered] Special Topics in Entomology (1-3 credits)
V Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Lab/field trip may be required. Subjects not covered in other entomology courses.


ENTM 7001 [Not Offered] Gener al Entomology (4 credits)
F-E. No entomology training necessary. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Provides a framework of information about the evolution of insects and related arthropods, anatomy, functional morphology and physiology, and an introduction to insect diversity at the ordinal level.
ENTM 7002 [Not Offered] Plant Resistance to Arthropods (4 credits)
F-O Prereq.: consent of instructor. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Detailed examination of the mechanistic basis of plant-insect interactions, with special reference to host-plant resistance in agricultural systems; integrates relevant concepts from diverse fields including insect physiology, plant physiology, plant biochemistry, and ecology; evaluation of the current theoretical basis for research in plant-insect interactions; laboratory demonstrations and exercises emphasize the techniques used in host-plant resistance research.
ENTM 7003 [Not Offered] Medical/Veterinary Entomology (4 credits)
F-E Prereq.: ENTM 2001 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Relationship of insects and other arthropods to human and animal health.
ENTM 7005 Classification of Immature Forms of Insects (3 credits)
S-O Prereq.: ENTM 4005 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab.
ENTM 7006 Advanced Insect Pest Management (3 credits)
F-E Prereq.: ENTM 4006 and one 4000 or higher level statistical course (EXST 4050, 7003, 7004, 7005, 7013, 7014, 7015, and 7031) or consent of the coordinator. Ecological and economic basis of pest management; advances in major pest management tactics; insect sampling; system analysis, biotechnology and geographical information system in pest management.
ENTM 7007 Seminar in Entomology (1 credits)
F,S May be repeated for credit. 1 sem. hr. of credit required for each graduate degree in entomology.
ENTM 7008 Special Topics in Entomology (1-3 credits)
F,S,Su Prereq.: consent of department head. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary. Lectures and/or labs on advanced topics in entomology not covered in other entomology courses.
ENTM 7010 Teaching Practicum (1-3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: students whose native language is not English must pass the Michigan Test of English proficiency, or ENGL 0004, or equivalent, and receive prior approval of student�s graduate committee and supervising faculty. Open only to entomology PhD students. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. Teaching practicum and learning experience under the supervision of a graduate faculty member. Pass/fail grading based on a written evaluation by the supervisor and a written report by the student. Support one faculty member�s teaching through grading assignments and exams, delivering material, and preparing and conducting laboratories, as needed and directed by the supervising faculty. Student will be exposed to different learning styles and various teaching approaches. Course credit will range from 1-3 hrs. depending on anticipated involvement.
ENTM 7014 [Not Offered] Insect Morphology and Phylogeny (3 credits)
F-O Prereq.: 6 sem. hrs. of 4000-level entomology courses or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Comparative morphology of insects with a conceptual emphasis on understanding the evolutionary relationships among major lineages.
ENTM 7015 [Not Offered] Insect Pathology and Biological Control (4 credits)
Prereq.: ENTM 2001 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Practice and theory of biological control of insect pests and weeds; noninfectious and infectious diseases of insects; etiology, infection processes, pathogenesis, and host responses.
ENTM 7016 [Not Offered] BIOLOGICAL CONTROL (3.0 credits)
ENTM 7017 [Not Offered] Introduction to Insecticide Toxicology (3 credits)
F-E Prereq.: organic chemistry or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Principles of toxicology as they relate to insecticides; bioassays, risk assessment, mode of action, pharmacokinetics, insecticide resistance and selectivity.
ENTM 7030 [Not Offered] AQUATIC ENTOMOLOGY (4.0 credits)
ENTM 7080 Population Ecology (3 credits)
See BIOL 7080.
ENTM 7600 [Not Offered] Entomology Extension Practicum (1-2 credits)
S Prereq.: consent of the course coordinator. This course may be taken for a max. of 2 hrs. of credit. Students will gain knowledge, training and experience in extension entomology. Emphasis on land-grant institution service, technology transfer, and initiating and evaluating an entomology extension project.
ENTM 7946 [Not Offered] Seminar: Current Topics in Molecular Evolution (1 credits)
See BIOL 7946.
ENTM 7979 [Not Offered] Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach (1-8 credits)
See BIOL 7979.


ENTM 8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
"S"/"U" grading.
ENTM 8900 Research Problems (1-4 per sem. credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit.


ENTM 9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
"S"/"U" grading.