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    Entomology

    Sonny Ramaswamy,* Head

    Professors Baker, Bauernfeind, Beeman,* Broce,* Brooks, Cress,* Hagstrum, Harvey,* Higgins, Howard, Marsh, Mock,* Mullen, Nechols, Reese,* Sloderbeck, Smith, Throne, and Wilde;* Associate Professors Arthur, Buschman,* Charlton, Dover,* Dowdy,* Flinn,* and Kambhampati,* and Lord; Assistant Professors Campbell, Oppert, Whiles, Wright de Malo, Zhu, and Zolnerowich; Emeriti: Professors Blocker, Elzinga, Depew, Gates, Hopkins, Horber, Mills, and Thompson.

    E-mail: entomology@ksu.edu
    www.oznet.ksu.edu/entomology/

    Entomology is the study of insects and related arthropods. Applied entomology stresses their relations to plants and animals, including humans. Courses fall into two groups: broad, general courses suitable for any student; and professional courses that provide training for research, teaching, and administration in colleges, experiment stations, health services, government agencies, industry, foundations, and private practice.

    Students majoring in other fields may have a special interest in entomology as part of their curriculum. Courses 300 or 312 and 313 or 314 or 305 are recommended.

    Entomology minors
    The Department of Entomology offers an undergraduate academic minor in entomology. This minor enables students to diversify their educational experience and provides a group of core courses that complement other academic programs, especially those in related agricultural disciplines such as horticulture, animal science, grain science, and agronomy, or in biology. To pursue a minor in entomology students must: (1) file a declaration of intent to pursue the minor and (2) consult an entomology advisor prior to taking the last three courses used to satisfy the minor requirements. Advisors not only ensure that requirements of the minor are met but also tailor course work to the interests, educational aims, and employment goals of the individual student.

    General requirements
    At least 15 credit hours as outlined below.

    The following courses are required:

    ENTOM 710Insect Taxonomy 3
     
    Select one of the following:
    ENTOM 312General Entomology 2
    and
    ENTOM 313General Entomology Lab 1
    or
    ENTOM 300Economic Entomology 3
    or
    ENTOM 320Horticultural Entomology 3
    or
    ENTOM 305Livestock Entomology 2
    and
    ENTOM 306Livestock Entomology Lab 1
    6
     
    At least 9 credit hours from Block A and/or Block B are also required. Courses offered outside the Department of Entomology (Block B) can count toward the minor if they are requirements/electives of specific curricula or if prior approval is obtained from the minor advisor.
     
    Block A: Entomology courses
    ENTOM 620Insecticides: Property. and Law 2
    ENTOM 692Insect Ecology 2
    ENTOM 706External Insect Morphology 3
    ENTOM 767Insect Pest Management 3
    ENTOM 799Problems in Entomology: 1-3
      Insect Behavior 3
      Insect Ecology 3
      Insect Genetics 3
      Insect Physiology 3
      Biological Control 3
      Insect Control by Host
       Plant Resistance 3
     
      Insects of Stored Products 3
     
      Seminar: Special Topics 1
     
    Block B: Courses offered by other departments
    The following, or other minor advisor-approved courses may count toward the minor.
     
    BIOL 455General Microbiology 4
    BIOL 529Fundamentals of Ecology 3
    BIOL 612Introductory Limnology 4
    BIOL 625Animal Parasitology 4
    BIOL 515Behavioral Ecology 3
    GRSC 651Food and Feed Plant Sanitation 4
    HORT 582Horticultural Pest Management 3
    PLPTH 500Principles of Plant Pathology 3
    PLPTH 585Crop Diseases 2
    PLPTH 590Landscape and Turf Diseases 2
     
    Entomology minors
    A minor in entomology can be obtained in conjunction with any major field of study and students are encouraged to do so. The following degree programs, however, lend themselves particularly well to an entomology minor.

    Animal sciences and industry
    Entomology minor
    In addition to fulfilling the requirements for undergraduate students majoring in animal sciences and industry, students receiving a minor in entomology must take the following courses:

    ENTOM 305Livestock Entomology 2
    ENTOM 306Livestock Entomology Lab 1
    ENTOM 300Economic Entomology 3
    or
    ENTOM 312General Entomology 2
    and
    ENTOM 313General Entomology Lab 1
    BIOL 625Animal Parasitology* 4
    * Replaces ENTOM 71010
     
    At least 5 hours of approved electives from the courses listed below:
     
    BIOL 455General Microbiology 4
    ENTOM 620Insecticides: Properties and Laws 2
    ENTOM 692Insect Ecology 2
    ENTOM 710Insect Taxonomy 3
    ENTOM 799*Problems in Entomology: 1-3
     
    * See under General Requirements for complete course listing.
     
    Crop consulting option in agronomy
    Entomology minor
    In addition to fulfilling the requirements for undergraduate students in the Crop Consulting Option of Agronomy, students receiving a minor in Entomology must take the following courses:

    ENTOM 312General Entomology 2
    ENTOM 313General Entomology Lab 1
    ENTOM 612Insect Pest Diagnosis 3
    ENTOM 710Insect Taxonomy 3
    9
     
    At least 6 hours of approved electives from the courses listed below:

    ENTOM 692Insect Ecology 2
    ENTOM 706External Insect Morphology 3
    ENTOM 767Insect Pest Management 3
    ENTOM 799*Problems in Entomology: 1-3
     
    * See under General Requirements for complete course listing.
     
    Grain science and industry
    Entomology minor
    In addition to fulfilling the requirements for undergraduate students majoring in grain science and industry, students receiving a minor in entomology must take the following courses:

    ENTOM 312General Entomology 2
    ENTOM 313General Entomology Lab 1
    ENTOM 710Insect Taxonomy 3
    ENTOM 799Problems in Entomology:
    Insects of Stored Products 3
    GRSC 651Food and Feed Plant Sanitation 4
    13
     
    At least 2 hours of approved electives from the courses listed below:

    ENTOM 692Insect Ecology 2
    ENTOM 706External Insect Morphology 3
    ENTOM 767Insect Pest Management 3
    ENTOM 799*Problems in Entomology 1-3
     
    * See under General Requirements for complete course listing.

    Horticulture degree
    Entomology
    In addition to fulfilling the requirements for undergraduate students majoring in Horticulture, students receiving a minor in Entomology must take the following courses:

    ENTOM 320Horticultural Entomology 3
    or
    ENTOM 312General Entomology 2
    and
    ENTOM 313General Entomology Lab 1
    ENTOM 710Insect Taxonomy 3
    PLPTH 500Principles of Plant Pathology 3
    9
     
    At least 4 hours of approved electives from the courses listed below:
     
    PLPTH 590Landscape and Turf Diseases 2
    ENTOM 692Insect Ecology 2
    ENTOM 706External Insect Morphology 3
    ENTOM 767Insect Pest Management 3
    ENTOM 799*Problems in Entomology 1-3
     
    * See general requirements for complete course listing.
     
    Entomology courses
    University General Education courseENTOM 250. Insects and People. (3) II. Intended for undergraduate nonmajors as part of the university general education curriculum. The focus will be on the global impact of insects on human concerns, such as the role of insects as disease vectors, agricultural pests, and pollinators. The students will look at the world from a non- anthropocentric viewpoint, educating them about the overwhelming abundance and diversity of insects and about their differences from ourselves. Two hours lec. and one one-hour interactive session a week.

    ENTOM 300. Economic Entomology. (3) II. Classification, life histories, habits, and principles of control of important economic insects. For agriculture majors. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week.

    ENTOM 305. Livestock Entomology. (2) I. Biology and behavior of insects and other pests attacking livestock, poultry, pets, and wildlife. Current recommendations for control are discussed. For students interested in livestock production, feedlot management, dairy and poultry science, and pre-veterinary medicine, as well as other agricultural curricula. Two hours lecture-demonstration a week.

    ENTOM 306. Livestock Entomology Laboratory. (1) I. One two-hour lab a week.

    ENTOM 312. General Entomology. (2) I, II. A basic study of insects and related arthropods, their structure, physiology, behavior, and relations to plants and animals, including man. Two hours rec. a week.

    ENTOM 313. General Entomology Laboratory. (1) I, II. Identification, food preferences, and habitat preferences of the common insects. Two hours a week.

    ENTOM 320. Horticultural Entomology. (3) I. Biological principles and management considerations for insect and related arthropods affecting horticulture. Practical application of classification and life history information for accurate recognition, monitoring, and pest management decisions. Control tactics, and conservation of beneficial species. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week.

    Undergraduate and graduate credit
    ENTOM 612. Insect Pest Diagnosis. (2) I. Odd years. Diagnosis of plant damage by insects and mites, recognition of harmful insects and mites and beneficial insects. Emphasis on field crop pests but pests of other crops will be considered if there is sufficient interest. One hour lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ENTOM 314 or 710.

    ENTOM 620. Insecticides: Properties and Laws. (2) II. Even years. Introduction to insecticides as arthropod control agents, including their classification, formulation, properties, mode of action, metabolism, resistance, benefits and environmental impact, and federal and state laws that regulate the development, sale, use, and storage of insecticides. Two hours lec. a week. Pr.: CHM 110.

    ENTOM 635. Introduction to Plant Resistance to Pests. (2) I. Even years, during first half of semester. Basic concepts of the biology, ecology, genetics, and breeding for pest resistance in plants. Four hours lec. and discussion a week. Pr.: ENTOM 300 or PLPTH 500 or ENTOM 312 and 313, and one course in plant or animal genetics. Same as PLPTH 635.

    ENTOM 680. Aquatic Entomology. (3) I. Odd years. Biology and ecology of aquatic insect orders and families, their roles in aquatic ecosystems, relationships to people, and use as sensitive biomonitoring agents to detect ecological disturbances. Labs teach sampling techniques and use of keys to identify aquatic insects to family and selected genera. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ENTOM 312 and 313; or BIOL 201.

    ENTOM 692. Insect Ecology. (2) II. Even years. Abiotic and biotic factors underlying the distribution and abundance of insects and how to measure them. How these factors affect population processes, life history adaptation, and community structure, especially in agricultural systems. Emphasis on basic concepts, experiments, and methods. One hour lecture and two hours lab per week. Pr.: BIOL 430 or ENTOM 312 or equiv.

    ENTOM 706. External Insect Morphology. (3) I. Even years or on sufficient demand. External form and structure of insects with emphasis on the functional aspects of present structure. Theories of the evolution of structure from the ancestral to the derived state including, where possible, successive evolutionary stages. Differences between leading theories are discussed. Designed for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates. One hour lec. and six hours lab a week. Pr.: ENTOM 300 or 312 and 313.

    ENTOM 710. Insect Taxonomy. (3) II. Even years. Laboratory study of insect order and family-group identification. Proper preparation and maintenance of adult insect collections. Lecture stresses the principles of systematics, legal principles of nomenclature, and the phylogeny of insects and their near relatives. For beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students. One hour lec. and six hours lab a week. Pr.: ENTOM 300 or 312 and 313; ENTOM 706 recommended but not required; insect collection desirable.

    ENTOM 745. Plant Resistance to Insects. (2) I. Even years during second half of semester. Plant resistance in crop plants including transgenic plants. Insect behavior, physiology, and ecology as affected by resistance. Discussion of methods of assessing and quantifying plant resistance. Pr.: ENTOM 635 or PLPTH 635.

    ENTOM 767. Insect Pest Management. (3) I. Even years. A presentation of the items necessary to consider in order to develop a sound pest management program, from identification of a problem to recommendations made to growers for dealing with a pest. Two hours lec. and one lab a week. Pr.: ENTOM 300 or ENTOM 312.

    ENTOM 799. Problems in Entomology. (Var.) I, II, S. For nonthesis or nondissertation studies. Work in various fields of entomology. Pr.: Consent of instructor.

    Topics within Agriculture:
    dGeneral Requirements dAgricultural Technology Management dFood Science and Industry
    dUniversity General Education dAgronomy dGeneral Agriculture
    dProgram Choices dAnimal Sciences and Industry dGrain Science and Industry
    dAgricultural Economics dCommunications dHorticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
    dAgricultural Education dEntomology dPlant Pathology
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