Fall 2019 - BISC 317 D100

Insect Biology (3)

Class Number: 2705

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    SSCC 9000, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 14, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Life histories, bionomics, comparative morphology, and classification of insects and related organisms. A collection may be required, depending on instructor.

COURSE DETAILS:

Note: Laboratory begins the first week of classes.

Evolution of Arthropods and Insects
Morphology
Integument and Adaptations
Head and Mouthparts
Thorax and Legs
Wings and Flight
Abdomen
Circulatory System
Ventilatory
System
Digestion and Excretion
Reproduction and Morphogenesis
Sensory System:
   .  Mechanoreception
   .  Chemoreception
   .  Photoreception
Feeding
Behaviour
Mimicry and Defense
Coevolution
Social Insects

Grading

  • Lecture Midterm 20%
  • Lecture Final 30%
  • Laboratory Midterm 15%
  • Laboratory Final 15%
  • Laboratory Collection 10%
  • Laboratory Poster 10%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Borror & Delong's Intro to Study of Insects. by Johnson, Norman F. 7th Edition. 2004.
ISBN: 978-0-030-96835-8

Registrar Notes:

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