The biology of invertebrate animals, particularly insects and other terrestrial arthropods: their macroevolutionary history, taxonomy, morphology, physiology, behavior, and ecology. Topics may include their identification and roles as pollinators, herbivores, predators and disease vectors in natural, agricultural, and urban ecosystems. The course includes an integrated laboratory with field and laboratory activity. Course intended for biology majors.
- MATH 115: College Algebra and BIOL 111: General Biology I and BIOL 112: General Biology II and CHEM 111: General Chemistry I and CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
- or MATH 120: Precalculus and BIOL 111: General Biology I and BIOL 112: General Biology II and CHEM 111: General Chemistry I and CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
- Explain and apply scientific knowledge in invertebrate biology, both theoretical and experimental, at the upper division level.
- Read and interpret primary scientific literature in invertebrate biology.
- Competently conduct field and laboratory investigations in the area of invertebrate biology.
- Recall, explain and apply the concepts, knowledge and vocabulary of invertebrate biology at the level necessary for success in graduate and professional study in this field.