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    Jan 24, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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(EPP) Entomology and Plant Pathology (341)

  
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    EPP 123 - Chocolate: Bean to Bar

    3 Credit Hours
    Chocolate is one of the most popular foods in the world. More than 50 million people worldwide currently depend on chocolate (cacao) for their livelihood. Surprisingly, most people know very little about where chocolate comes from, the global impacts on various cultures, both historically and currently, or what “real” chocolate actually tastes like, despite the long history and association with chocolate. This course will introduce students to chocolate – the cacao plant and its associated pests and diseases, the underlying science, its history, and the impacts on past and current societies and cultures. Offered Spring semester annually.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC)
  
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    EPP 201 - Impact of Insects and Plant Diseases on Human Societies

    3 Credit Hours
    Insects and plant diseases have had a significant influence on human history, culture, and lifestyles. The science of entomology and plant pathology helps humankind understand the impact of insects and plant pathogens on these dimensions of human existence. The development of strategies to capitalize on the beneficial aspects of these organisms will also be explored.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (NS)
  
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    EPP 210 - Bugs: Bizarre, Beautiful, and Beneficial

    3 Credit Hours
    This course will introduce students to the diverse world of insects and the integral interactions between insects and humans. More than one million insect species have been described, with estimates ranging from 10 to 30 million species yet to be discovered. Scientists estimate that there are about 250 million insects for every human on earth and they comprise about 10% of the earth’s weight and represent ca. 80 to 85% of all life on earth! Fortunately, only a small percentage of all insects cause us grief, anguish, pain, and misery. The majority of them may be classified as bizarre, beautiful, or beneficial! This course will focus on the role of insects in our world, with an emphasis on their beneficial contributions to our quality of life.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (NS)
  
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    EPP 313 - Introductory Plant Pathology

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to the microorganisms and environmental conditions causing disease in plants. Biology of pathogens, host-pathogen interactions, and disease development and principles of control.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 1 lab.
  
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    EPP 321 - Introductory Entomology

    3 Credit Hours
    Structure, life history, habits, and principles of control of important insect pests of farm, garden, orchard, and household.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
  
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    EPP 410 - Diseases and Insects of Ornamental Plants

    3 Credit Hours
    Symptoms, identification, and management of diseases and insect pests that affect plants in greenhouse, nursery, and landscape environments.

  
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    EPP 411 - Forest Insects and Diseases

    3 Credit Hours
    Insects and pathogens associated with trees and shrubs will be identified and their impacts on host plants evaluated.

  
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    EPP 425 - Medical and Veterinary Entomology

    3 Credit Hours
    Identification, biology, and control of arthropods that are parasites of humans and animals. The course focuses on arthropods and their biology, life histories, habitats, hosts, and options for management. Review and discussion of sampling/monitoring methods and decision-making guidelines to managing vector-borne diseases is also addressed.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 1 lab.
  
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    EPP 485 - Forensic Entomology and Crime Scene Investigations

    3 Credit Hours
    Objectively observe, record, and determine how insects and other arthropods contribute to the overall analysis of a death event or crime scene, e.g., homicide, child/elderly neglect investigations, food contamination, and other civil and criminal applications. Learn how to collect, preserve, and identify forensically important arthropods as well as estimate post-mortem interval. Learn how to prepare written reports of investigation, write an affidavit, learn the basics of crime scene processing, identify and classify forensically important insects, and present findings in a mock court room.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 1 lab.
    (DE) Prerequisite(s): Twelve hours of biology (BIOL) and/or anthropology (ANTH), or consent of instructor.
  
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    EPP 493 - Independent Study in Entomology or Plant Pathology

    1-4 Credit Hours
    Laboratory, field, or library research in entomology, plant pathology, or integrated pest management under the guidance of a faculty member.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
  
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    EPP 499 - Undergraduate Research

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Experience in research projects under supervision of faculty. Student should make arrangements for research project with faculty instructor prior to enrollment.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    EPP 499R - Undergraduate Research

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Experience in research projects under supervision of faculty. Student should make arrangements for research project with faculty instructor prior to enrollment.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.