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Urban Entomology (11:370:430)

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  1. Semester: Fall
  2. Period: T, Th (9:15 – 10:35 a.m.)
  3. Credits: 3
  4. Format: Lecture
  5. Pre-requisites and Other Registration Restrictions: 01:119:115/116 General Biology I and II
  6. Texts: Bennett, G., Corrigan, R., and Owens, J. 2010 Scientific guide to pest management operations. Advanstar Communications, Inc. Cleveland, OH; Mallis, A. 2011. Handbook of pest control. MH&TTC, Cleveland, OH.

Description

The course focus on identification, biology, behavior, ecology, health and economic impact, and control methods of urban pests. Majority of them are insect pests associated with homes and other structures. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge on pests in urban environment and their management methods. By the end of this course, students are expected to be able to identify various urban pests, know their biology and ecology, and design and apply appropriate management strategies.

Course Learning Goals

  1. Accurately identify major groups or species of urban pests (addresses program goal 1)
  2. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge on urban pest biology, behavior, ecology, and their impact on animals and humans (addresses program goals 1 and 2)
  3. Design and apply appropriate pest management strategies (addresses program goal 2)
  4. Design, implement, and analyze experiments and interpret results in entomological research (addresses program goal 3)

Student Learning Assessment

Item Percent of Grade
Bi-weekly in-class short tests 20%
Lab reports 20%
Midterm exam 30%
Final exam 30%

Instructor

Dr. Changlu Wang
changluw@rutgers.edu
Thompson Hall, Room 205
848-932-9774
Office Hours: Open