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    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    ALS 2160 Bioterrorism
    Credits: 3; Prereq: admission to the honors program.
    Bioterrorism directed against agriculture and human health has scientific (development of the threat agent, its deployment and mitigation), social and legal components. Discusses how threats may be alleviated and future attacks responded to, and how risk is best communicated to affected citizens.
    ALS 2931 Agricultural Honors
    Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: refer to the department.
    Various courses offered. (WR)
    ALS 4161 Exotic Species and Biosecurity Issues
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010/2010L and BSC 2011/2011L, or equivalent; Coreq: HOS 3020 or ENY 3005/3005L or PLP 3002C.
    Study of U.S. policies and programs affecting agricultural biosecurity as applied to current agricultural and extension and regulatory programs. Emphasis is on policies and procedures used to detect and report non-indigenous species. Students will develop the analytical capabilities to assess the consequences of agricultural biosecurity threats.
    ALS 4162 Consequences of Biological Invasions
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010/2010L and BSC 2011/2011L, or equivalent.
    Non-native species invasions and environmental effects of these invaders. Students will develop analytical capabilities to assess the consequences of biological invasions.
    ALS 4163 Challenges in Plant Resource Protection
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010/2010L and BSC 2011/2011L, or equivalent; Coreq: HOS 3020 or ENY 3005/3005L or PLP 3002C.
    Applied training in the regulatory aspects of plant protection, using real-world case studies, scenarios and issues.
    ENY 1001 Bugs and People
    Credits: 3.
    Introductory course for lower-division students who want to learn popular information about insects and associated organisms. (B)
    ENY 2040 The Insects
    Credits: 3.
    An introduction to insect biology, insect-organism interaction and insect association with man. Features discussion of basic biological principles using insects as examples. (B)
    ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ENY 3005L.
    An introduction to principles of insect study, including insect structure, insect development, evolutionary insect history and its ecological significance. (B)
    ENY 3005L Principles of Entomology Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Coreq: ENY 3005.
    Provides practical laboratory experience working with insects, dissecting insects and preparing lab reports. Insect collection is required. (B)
    ENY 3007C Life Science
    Credits: 3.
    An introduction to insects and their interactions with man and the environment.
    ENY 3030C Insect Field Biology
    Credits: 3.
    The roles of insects in nature, emphasizing field exercises and experiments. Course is designed for non-majors.
    ENY 3163 Invertebrate Field Biology
    Credits: 3.
    Field-oriented surveys of invertebrate biodiversity and conservation.
    ENY 3220L Urban Pest, Structural Laboratory
    Credits: 1.
    Provide experience in identifying insect pests commonly found in the urban environment. Recognizing and diagnosing urban pest problems through site visits, problem solving videos and developing pest management solutions for pests that invade structures.
    ENY 3222C Biology and Identification of Urban Pests
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
    Biology, behavior, ID and damage recognition of insect and vertebrate pests.
    ENY 3225C Principles of Urban Pest Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
    Methods of controlling household, structural and occasional pests with emphasis placed on cockroaches, termites and fleas.
    ENY 3228 Urban Vertebrate Pest Management
    Credits: 2.
    The biology, ecology, health risks, exclusions and control of vertebrate pests in the urban environment.
    ENY 3510C Turf and Ornamental Entomology
    Credits: 3.
    Biology, identification and management of arthropods that infect turfgrass and ornamental plants in urban landscape and in nurseries and greenhouses.
    ENY 3541C Tree and Shrub Insects
    Credits: 3.
    Emphasis on biology and management options for the control of insect pests associated with woody plants.
    ENY 3563 Introduction to Tropical Entomology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
    Natural history, ecology and behavior of tropical insects in natural and agroecosystems. Designed for students without previous experience in tropics.
    ENY 3564L Tropical Entomology Field Laboratory
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ENY 3563.
    A 10-day trip to a tropical country to study the insect faunas of natural and agroecosystems. Each student is assigned a field project.
    ENY 3565 Tropical Horticultural Entomology
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
    Ecology and control of arthropod pests of tropical ornamental plants and fruit trees. (Ft. Lauderdale campus)
    ENY 4161 Insect Classification
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
    Classification of major families of adult insects with emphasis on their identification, habitat and niche. A properly curated collection is required. (B)
    ENY 4210 Insects and Wildlife
    Credits: 3; Prereq/Coreq: ENY 3005L or equivalent entomology laboratory.
    An introduction to insects and other arthropods and their relationships with wild vertebrate animals.
    ENY 4221 Termite Biology and Control
    Credits: 2.
    Taxonomy, identification, behavior, ecology and methods of control for the economically important termites in the New World.
    ENY 4228 Urban Pesticide Application
    Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
    Practical work experience in urban pesticide application. Students will study pest management problems on campus and in residences.
    ENY 4453 Behavioral Ecology and Systematics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
    Introduction to behavioral ecology and systematics of insects. (B)
    ENY 4455C Social Insects
    Credits: 3.
    An introduction to social wasps, bees, ants and termites: their natural history; social behavior; division of labor, caste differentiation, evolution, identification and rearing. Laboratory involves live insects.
    ENY 4571C Apiculture
    Credits: 3.
    The organization of a bee colony: life processes, races of bees, manipulation, value of colonies, nectar and pollen sources, pollination value, diseases, selection of apiary sites, economic importance of the industry, equipment and marketing of products. (B)
    ENY 4573 Beekeeping
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior standing.
    The biology of honey bees and the craft of apiculture. Course examines the natural history, biogeography and ecology of honey bees. Topics of discussion include honey bee anatomy, physiology, colony social structure, pests/diseases, pollination ecology, management and current topics in beekeeping.
    ENY 4660 Medical and Veterinary Entomology
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ENY 3005 and ENY 3005L.
    Presents the major insect, mite and tick vectors of disease to man and animals. Topics includes arthropod-transmitted diseases, the interaction between pathogens and the arthropod vector, and the mechanical damage that a parasite inflicts on its host. (B)
    ENY 4660L Medical and Veterinary Entomology Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Coreq: ENY 4660.
    Identifying mosquitoes, ticks, lice, fleas and other disease vectors. Insect is collection required. (B)
    ENY 4701 Forensic Entomology
    Credits: 3.
    The role of arthropods in decomposition, in criminal and civil investigations and the increasing importance of science on society. Material and discussions deal with death and some may consider course images and concepts disturbing.
    ENY 4705L Forensic Entomology
    Credits: 1; Coreq: ENY 4701.
    Laboratory and field experiments designed to accompany ENY 4701 that will involve decomposing pig carcasses or other applied forensic applications.
    ENY 4905 Problems in Entomology
    Credits: 1 to 5; can be repeated with change in content up to 5 credits. Prereq: ENY 3005 and the basic course in selected specialization.
    Problems in any field of specialization in entomology and nematology.
    ENY 4909 Honors Project
    Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits; admission to the CALS honors program.
    A project course restricted to students in the college's honors program. Students complete a project on a selected topic, issue or problem in research, teaching or extension. The project will be reviewed by two faculty chosen by the honors coordinator.
    NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology
    Credits: 3.
    An introduction to nematology, including studies of morphology, life histories and control of the major nematode parasites of plants. Also includes studies of the bionomics of certain soil nematodes and nematode parasites of vertebrates and arthropods. (B)
    NEM 4905 Problems in Nematology
    Credits: 1 to 4.
    Selected problems for study, research or discussion in nematology. 
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