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Agricultural Entomology & Pest Management

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  1. Semester: Spring
  2. Period: M, W (3:50 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.)
  3. Format: Lecture
  4. Location: Blake Hall, Room 101
  5. Pre-requisites and Other Registration Restrictions: None
  6. Required Texts: None


This course serves as an elective course for several undergraduate programs including biology and environmental science, and is a required course for the plant science major. In addition this course partially fulfills the requirements of the Major and Minor in Entomology. The course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of agricultural entomology and pest management including: economic thresholds, sampling techniques, plant resistance to insects, biological control, insecticide use and its consequences and the use of genetically modified plants. The broad course outline is as follows:

Program learning goals fulfilled: 1, 2

Course Learning Goals:

Student Learning Assessment

Item Percent of Grade
Three hourly exams 75%
Weekly quizzes will be available online via the Ecompanion system and accessible each week on Thursdays at 9:30 pm until midnight Fridays 15%
Class attendance and participation 10%


Dr. George Hamilton
Thompson Hall, Room 208
Office Hours: Open