Graduate Courses

Below is a list of the graduate-level Entomology courses at UW-Madison. The Course Guide is the official listing of courses for any given term.  Please see the Course Guide for all special topics and topical courses.

Entom/Zoo 302 Introduction to Entomology, 4 cr, Prof. Young, offered Fall and Spring.
Course Description: Principles including morphology and classification; a general collection of insects required of each student.
Pre-Reqs: An elem course in zoology
Entom 321 Physiology of Insects, 3 cr, Prof. Lan, offered even Fall.
Course Description: Anatomy, histology and basic physiology of organ systems in insects.
Pre-Reqs: Entom 302 or cons inst
Entom 331 Taxonomy of Mature Insects, 4 cr, Prof. Young, offered odd Fall.
Course Description: Principles of taxonomy, identification and taxonomic morphology of adult insects.
Pre-Reqs: Entomol/Zool 302
Entom 351 Principles of Economic Entomology, 3 cr, Prof. Guedot, offered Spring.
Course Description: Major economic insects: identification, life histories, bionomics, distribution, control; procedures in fundamental and practical inquiry.
Pre-Reqs: Intro course in zoology
Entom/Pl Path/Hort/Soils 354 Diagnosing and Monitoring Pest and Nutrient Status of Field Crops, 1 cr, Instructors Jensen, Hudelson, Sturgl, offered Spring.
Course Description: Diagnostic & field methods in field crop pest and nutrient stressors.  Includes elements of soil, agronomy, entomology, horticulture, plant pathology.
Pre-Reqs: None
Entom/Zoo 371 Medical Entomology, 3 cr, Prof Paskweitz, offered odd Spring.
Course Description: Arthropods of medical and veterinary importance, how they affect their hosts and transmit diseases.
Pre-Reqs: Intro course in zool or vet sci
Entom 375 Special Topics, 1-4 cr.
Course description: Subjects of current interest to undergrads. See the Course Guide for current topics.
Pre-Reqs: Cons inst
Entom 399 Coordinative Internship/Cooperative Education, 1-8 cr.
Course description: none
Pre-Reqs: So, Jr or Sr st & cons supervising inst, advisor, and internship program coordinator
Entom 432 Taxonomy and Bionomics of Immature Insects, 4 cr, Prof. Young, offered odd Spring.
Course Description: Lectures on anatomy/morphology, taxonomy, bionomics of immature insects (ordinal and familial levels).  Required field trips and collection.
Pre-Reqs: Entom 302 or equiv, or cons inst
Entom 450 Basic and Applied Insect Ecology, 3 cr, Prof. Gratton, offered odd Fall.
Course Description:  Advanced course in population and community ecology, plant-insect interactions, insect biodiversity and biogeography, and applied ecology.
Pre-Reqs: Biology 151 & 152 or consent of instructor
Entom 451 Basic and Applied Insect Ecology Laboratory, 1 cr, Professor Gratton, offered odd Fall.
Course Description: Companion course for Entomology 450. Field, lab, and computer exercises in fundamental ecological topics.
Pre-Reqs: Concurrent or previous enrollment in Entomology 450, consent of instructor for undergraduates
Entom 468 Studies in Field Entomology, 3 cr, Prof. Young, offered even Summer.
Course Description: Intensive summer field course outside of Madison area. Student field project, literature review presentation required.
Pre-Reqs: Entom 302, Jr st, and cons inst. (Recom ecology course & Entom 331 or 432)
Entom/Botany/Zoo 473 Plant-Insect Interactions, 3 cr, Prof. Raffa, offered even Spring.
Course Description: Arthropod exploitation of plants, plant-traits that deter or augment insects, environmental mediation of these interactions, effects on population dynamics, community ecology and co-evolution.
Pre-Reqs: One of the following: Bot/For/Zoo 460, Ent/Pl Path/For 500, Pl Path/Bot 505, Forestry 550, or Entom 342
Entom/F&W Ecol 500 Insects in Forest Ecosystem Function and Management, 2 cr, Prof. Raffa, offered odd Fall.
Course Description: Roles of insects in the functioning of healthy forest ecosystems, tactics for addressing challenges they pose to sustainable natural resource management.
Pre-Reqs: Botany 151 & 152 or equiv
Entom/Pl Path/Botany 505 Plant-Microbe Interactions: Molecular and Ecological Aspects, 3 cr, Profs. Barak, Bent, Kabbage, offered Spring.
Course Description: Molecular and ecological aspects of the interactions between plants and microorganisms.
Pre-Reqs: An upper level crse in microbiol (e.g. Bact 303); biochem (e.g. Biochem 501); & genetics (e.g. Genetics 466) or cons inst
Entom/Zoo 540 Theoretical Ecology, 3 cr, Prof. Ives, offered irregularly.
Course Description: Introduction to theoretical ecology; hands-on experience in computer modeling. For students with ecology background.  Strong math background not required.
Pre-Reqs: 1 year calculus, Zoo/Bot 260, Zoo/Bot/For 460 or equiv, & Jr st
Entom 601 Seminar in Methods of Scientific Oral Presentations, 1 cr, Raffa, offered even Spring.
Course Description: Training for the presentation of scientific topics
Pre-Reqs: Sr st
Entom/Pl Path/Soil Sci/ME Tox/Vet Sci/F&W Ecol 606 Colloquium in Environmental Toxicology, 1 cr, instructors vary, offered Fall and Spring.
Course description: Current topics in molecular and environmental toxicology and problems related to biologically active substances in the environment.
Pre-Reqs: Biology/Zoology 101, Biology/Botany 130, or equivalent
Entom/Genetics/Zoo 624 Molecular Ecology, 3 cr, Prof. Schoville, offered odd Spring.
Course Description: Basic principles of molecular ecology. Lecture topics include population genetics, molecular phylogenetics, rates and patterns of evolution, genome evolution, and molecular ecology.
Pre-Reqs: BOTANY/GENETICS/ZOOLOGY 466, GENETICS 467 or BIOCORE 383 or graduate student standing
Entom/Agronomy/F&W Ecol/ME Tox 632 Ecotoxicology: The Chemical Players, 1 cr, Prof. Lan, offered odd Fall.
Course Description: Introduction to natural and man-made toxins/toxicants, their distribution, transport, and fate in the environment. I
Pre-Reqs: 2 sem intro biol & 1 sem organic chem, or cons inst
Entom/Agronomy/F&W Ecol/ME Tox 633 Ecotoxicology: Impacts on Individuals, 1 cr, Prof. Karasov, offered odd Fall.
Course Description: Addresses absorption, biotransformation, elimination of toxins in a wide variety of taxa (plants, invertebrates, vertebrates).
Pre-Reqs: M&EnvTox 632, or 2 sem intro biol & M&Envtox 631, or cons inst
Entom/Agronomy/F&W Ecol/ME Tox 634 Ecotoxicology: Impacts on Populations, Communities and Ecosystems, 1 cr, Prof. Lan, offered odd Fall.
Course Description: Focuses on the impact of toxicants on populations, communities, ecosystems, and includes risk evaluation.
Pre-Reqs: M&EnvTox 633, or M&EnvTox 625, 626 & 631, or cons inst
Entom 699 Special Problems, 1-4 cr.
Course Description:
Pre-Reqs: Cons inst & Sr st
Entom 701 Advanced Taxonomy, 3 cr, Prof. Young, offered occasionally.
Course Description: See the Course Guide for current topic.
Pre-Reqs: Entom 331 and cons inst
Entom/F&W Ecol 711 Multivariate Analysis of Ecological and Community Data, 2 cr, Prof Gratton and Townsend, offered odd Fall.
Course Description: Exploration into advanced statistical methods for ecological data – hands-on, workshop based.  Students assess and present their own data.
Pre-Reqs: Stats 571 & 572 or equivalent course or consent of instructor
Entom 799 Practicum in Entomology Teaching, 1-3 cr.
Course Description: Orientation to teaching at higher education level in the agricultural life sciences, direct teaching/testing/evaluation experience under faculty supervision.
Pre-Reqs: Grad st & cons inst
Entom 801 Colloquium, 1 cr, Prof. Goodman, offered Fall and Spring.
Course Description:
Pre-Reqs: Grad st
Entom 875 Special Topics, 1-4 cr.
Course description: Subjects of current interest to grad students. See the Course Guide for current topics.
Pre-Reqs: Grad st and cons inst
Entom 901 Seminar in Organismal Entomology, 1 cr, offered occasionally.
Course Description: Presentations from the original literature on developments in natural products chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, developmental biology of insects.
Pre-Reqs: Grad st
Entom 903 Seminar in Evolutionary Entomology, 1 cr, offered occasionally.
Course Description: Presentation from the original literature on developments in the evolution, ecology, behavior and/or systematics of insects.
Pre-Reqs: Grad st
Entom 905 Seminar in Applied Entomology, 1 cr, offered occasionally.
Course Description: Presentations from the original literature on developments in integrated pest management, insect-plant interactions medical entomology, and insect pathology.
Pre-Reqs: Grad st
Entom 950 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Animal Behavior, 1 cr, instructors vary, offered Fall and Spring.
Course Description: Research methods in animal behavior studies in many disciplines.
Pre-Reqs: Grad st
Entom 953 Introduction to Ecology Research at UW-Madison, 1-2 cr, offered fall.
Course description: Introduction to ecologists on campus.  Discussions in professsional development, research by faculty and senior graduate students, and key papers.
Pre-Reqs: none
Entom 990 Graduate Research and Thesis, 1-12 cr.
Course Description: Research credit for graduate students.
Pre-Reqs: Grad st & cons inst

Last updated July 25, 2016 (SR)