Fall 2021 Teaching Plans

Detailed information about upcoming Fall 2021 courses, including course description and schedules, are as listed:

EPWS 1110 (Applied Biology)

Instructor: Dr. Erik Lehnhoff

3 Credits

Introduction to applied biology and ecology focusing on insects, plants and pathogens in natural areas, crops and urban settings. EPWS 1110L is strongly recommended to take in the same semester.

Course will be offered face-to-face.

EPWS 1110L (Applied Biology Lab)

Instructor: Dr. Erik Lehnhoff

1 Credit

Study of applied biology and ecology of insects, plants and pathogens in natural areas, crops, and urban settings. EPWS 1110 strongly recommended to take in the same semester.

Course will be offered face-to-face.

EPWS 302 (General Entomology)

Instructor: Dr. Scott Bundy

4 Credits

An introduction to the biology and classification of insects. Lecture covers life histories, classification, ecology and behavior of insect orders and families. Laboratory focuses on identification of insect orders and families.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2610G, or BIOL 2110G.

Course will be offered face-to-face.

EPWS 310 (Plant Pathology)

Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Creamer

4 Credits

Causes and methods of prevention and treatment of diseases in plants.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2610G, or BIOL 2110G.

Course will be offered face-to-face.

EPWS 311 (Introduction to Weed Science)

Instructor: Dr. Brian Schutte

4 Credits

Principles of weed science, with emphasis on characteristics of invasive plants, methods of integrated weed management, and current issues impacting weed management. Identification of local weeds. Cross-listed with: AGRO 311.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1215G, and BIOL 2110G.

Course will be offered online with asynchronous meetings.

EPWS 325V (Insects, Humans, and the Environment)

Instructor: Dr. Scott Bundy

3 Credits

Overview of the interactions of the world's largest group of organisms with humans. Emphasizing the role of insects in the development of human cultures, including health, food and fiber production, art, music, and environmental issues; with discussions of historic, present day, and future impacts in underdeveloped, developing, and developed civilizations.

Course will be offered via two sections. One section will be offered face-to-face. A second section will be offered online.

EPWS 380V (Science & Society)

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Hanson

3 Credit

Analysis and evaluation of how human activities affect the earth's environment or ecosystems. Several examples, from global issues to local issues will be studied in detail. Current science and the intersection of science and public policy will be discussed in relation to problems like world population, agricultural productivity, deforestation, medical advances, and future prospects for the environment.

Two sections of this course will be offered. First section will be offered face-to-face. Second section will be a mini-mester course that will be online with synchronous meetings.

EPWS 447 (Seminar)

Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Randall

1 Credit

Organization and techniques for the oral presentation of research information.

Course will be offered online with synchronous meetings.

EPWS 492 (Diagnosing Plant Disorders)

Instructor: Dr. Soum Sanogo

3 Credits

Systematic diagnosis of the physiological, pathological, and entomological causes of plant disorders. Same as AGRO 492 and HORT 492.

Prerequisites: EPWS 303, EPWS 310.

Course to be offered face-to-face.

EPWS 502 (General Entomology)

Instructor: Dr. Scott Bundy

4 Credits

An introduction to the biology and classification of insects. Lecture covers life histories, classification, ecology and behavior of insect orders and families. Laboratory focuses on identification of insect orders and families.

Prerequisite(s): Either BIOL 2610G or BIOL 2110G.

Course to be offered face-to-face.

EPWS 511 (Introduction to Weed Science)

Instructor: Dr. Brian Schutte

4 Credits

Covers the principles of weed science with emphasis on characteristics of invasive plants, methods of integrated weed management, and current issues impacting weed management. Includes identification of local weeds. Research paper required for graduate credit. Cross-listed with: AGRO 511.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1215G and BIOL 2110G.

Course will be offered online with asynchronous meetings.

EPWS 525 (Scientific Writing)

Instructor: Dr. Brian Schutte

3 Credits

Students will learn to improve their writing skills so that their manuscript preparation process is more efficient and productive. Students will also gain experience in peer-review. Cross-listed with: AGRO 525, HORT 525 and SOIL 525.

Course will be offered as a hybrid course.

EPWS 551 (Special Topics) (M02)

Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Creamer 4 Credits

Causes and methods of prevention and treatment of diseases in plants.

Course will be offered face-to-face.

EPWS 551 (Special Topics) (M20)

Instructor: Dr. Erik Lehnhoff

Course will be offered as a hybrid course.

EPWS 590 (Graduate Seminar)

Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Randall

1 Credit

Review of current scientific literature in entomology, plant pathology, and weed science, and verbal presentation of information.

Course will be offered online with synchronous meetings.