ZOOL220 Entomology

Updated: 22 November 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
18 February 2019 21 February 2019 Mandatory Ability to enrol in this unit will be removed approx two days prior to the commencement of this mandatory intensive school.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 24cp at 100 level or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ZOOL420
Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units ZOOL420 - Entomology
Coordinator(s) Nigel Andrew (nandrew@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

Entomology introduces students to the behaviour, ecology, identity and physiology of insects. Students will be examining the fundamental roles that insects play in the natural, agricultural, urban and domestic environments. Student outcomes will include an appreciation for seeing insects as the major drivers of ecosystem function, and as fundamental drivers of biodiversity, as well as their role in forensic entomology, and biocontrol/quarantine. The major assessments will include a comprehensive insect collection, laboratory report, and literature review based on lecture material.

Students should note that this unit requires animal experimentation and/or dissection during some mandatory practical classes.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

A Field Guide to Insects of Australia

ISBN: 9781925546071
Zborowski, P. and Storey, R., New Holland Publishers 4th ed. 2017

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

The Insects: An Outline of Entomology

ISBN: 9781118846155
Gullan, P.J. and Cranston, P.S., Blackwell 5th ed. 2014

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Insect Collection 30%
Assessment Notes

25 pinned Insects plus catalogue

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Laboratory Report 20% 1000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Compulsory Tutorial Quizzes 20% 1000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 30%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. identify a range of insects by analysis of their morphology, classify them correctly and create an informed catalogued collection;
  2. demonstrate a developed theoretical and technical knowledge of insect anatomy, physiology, behaviour and ecology;
  3. intelligently discuss the fundamental roles that insects play in the natural, agricultural, urban and domestic environments;
  4. communicate to a non-specialist audience knowledge of insects as major drivers of ecosystem function, and as fundamental drivers of biodiversity, as well as their role in forensic entomology, and biocontrol/quarantine;
  5. undertake a range of practical tasks associated with entomology and communicate the knowledge gained in a comprehensive formal format; and
  6. demonstrate cognitive and communication skills to autonomously identify and evaluate sources of information, research and undertake problem solving within the context of entomology.