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Evan A. Sugden
ZOOL 445
Seattle Campus

Entomology Laboratory

Structure and function of arthropods, with emphasis on insects. Field studies and taxonomy of important insect groups. Students may be required to share a portion of the transportation costs of field trips. Prerequisite: ZOOL 444 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: Sp.

Class Description

Overall appreciation for Arthropods. Their importance to Man and in nature. How to recognize most kinds of arthropods.

Mini-lectures in class. Self-study using the class arthropod collection. Building a personal insect collection. One (or two) overnight filed collecting trips.

Recommended preparation

Pre-read lab manual. Familiarity with a good insect field guide helpful as well as some natural history experience

Class Assignments and Grading

Self-teaching using specimens in lab. Personal collecting and collection-building, including specimen identification. Participation in field trips and special trap team assignment.

Mid-term practical exam (30%), Final practical exam (30%), Personal collection (40%), Extra Credit (up to 20%, as personal collection embellishments).

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Evan A. Sugden
Date: 05/03/2002