Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Biological Sciences School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Incompatible

ENTM2011

Prerequisite

BIOL1030

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Collection, final exam, project

Course coordinator

Dr David Merritt

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 External Web Based Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 External Web Based Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

The course introduces students to the unique aspects of insect biology that have produced the tremendous biodiversity of insects on the planet. Students will become familiar with the major groups of insects, their biology & life histories. The reason for the success of insects as a group of animals is explained in terms of their external & internal anatomy, physiology, behaviour, metamorphosis & ecology. The course will be based around 5 thematic modules: (1) Taking to Land & Air, (2) Sexual Adventures, (3) Communities, (4) Global Impact & (5) Identity & Diversity. Please note that this is a self-directed learning course. There are no face-to-face lectures or practicals.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 External Web Based Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 External Web Based Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 External Web Based Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 External Web Based Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 External Web Based Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Web Based Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile