Courses

Entomology 371 (Ent 371)

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  • MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY, 3 credits (Zool. 371, AHBS 371)
  • Prof. Paskewitz
  • Two lectures and one 3-hr lab/week; spring semester, odd-numbered years

Prereqs.: Introductory zoology or veterinary science

Description: This course is a detailed look at the insects that transmit human and animal disease agents as well as the diseases and the parasites themselves. Information is provided about the current global impact of each disease as well as insect biology and control strategies that are relevant. The class begins with an in depth look at malaria and mosquitoes, generating a knowledge base that is then used for comparisons with the other major insect/disease systems. The systems covered include mosquitoes/filarial worms, mosquitoes/viruses, blackflies/onchocerciasis, sandflies/leishmaniasis, ticks/Lyme Disease, tsetse/trypanosomiasis, kissing bugs/Chagas disease, and public and veterinary health relevance of flies, fleas, lice, mites and ticks.

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Entomology 203 (Introduction to Global Health)

  • Every Fall semester
  • 2 power lectures on Tues and Thurs
  • Co-taught with Dr. Tanumihardjo and Dr. Pixley

Dr. Paskewitz teaches the section of the class that deals with disease (communicable and noncommunicable) and with the ecological and environmental aspects of disease and control.

Other teaching responsibilities:

 Entomology 351 (Ent 351)

 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 3 credits

Prereqs.: Introductory zoology

Description: Principles of applied ecology and insect pest management are emphasized. A short introductory section is devoted to the basic aspects of insect taxonomy and morphology. Different approaches to insect control are examined in detail; these include legal, cultural, physical, mechanical, microbial, biological, and chemical, with specific reference to their use in agriculture and the potential integration of various approaches. Specific pest systems are then examined to focus on management strategies.