University of Fort Hare Courses and Modules in Entomology

University of Fort Hare Courses and Modules in Entomology

List of courses and modules in ENTOMOLOGY

ENT 211:           General Entomology

Contents: Insect systematics and internal and external anatomy;

Insect identification

Instruction: 4 lectures (3 h) and 1 practical (3 h) per week

Credits: 24

Assessment: tests, assignments and 1 theory examination paper (3h)

ENT 221:           Applied Entomology

Contents: Insect Biology; Insects and Agriculture; Insects and Medicine;

Forensic Entomology

Instruction: 4 lectures (3 h) and 1 practical (3 h) per week

Credits: 24

Assessment: tests, assignments and 1 theory examination paper (3h)

ENT 312:           The physiological basis of insect behaviour

Contents: Insect physiology and behaviour

Instruction: 4 lectures (3 h) and 1 practical (3 h) per week

Credits: 16

Assessment: tests, assigments, essays, projects, seminars,

1 theory examination paper (3 h)

ENT 313:           Insect habitats and adaptations

Contents: Insect habitats, feeding habits and morphological adaptations

Instruction: 4 lectures (3 h) and 1 practical (3 h) per week

Credits: 16

Assessment: tests, assigments, essays, projects, seminars,

1 theory examination paper (3 h)

ENT 322:           Insect behaviour and ecology

Contents: theory and practical work on the above-mentioned topics

Instruction: 4 lectures (3 h) and 1 practical (3 h) per week

Credits: 16

Assessment: tests, assigments, essays, projects, seminars,

1 theory examination paper (3 h)

ENT 323:           Pest management theory and practices

Contents: theory and practical work on the above-mentioned topics

Instruction: 4 lectures (3 h) and 1 practical (3 h) per week

Credits: 16

Assessment: tests, assigments, essays, projects, seminars,

1 theory examination paper (3 h)

ENT 500:          BSC HONOURS PROGRAMME IN ENTOMOLOGY (OPTION 41005)

ZOO 501:          Honours research Project

Contents: Individual research project

Instruction: self-study under supervision of a research leader

Credits: 40

Assessment: mini-dissertation

ENT 502:           Major seminar

Contents: Preparation and presentation of scientific presentations

Instruction: self-study under supervision of a research leader

Credits: 16

Assessment: PowerPoint-assisted presentations to staff, students

and external examiners

ENT 503*:         Field research methodology

Contents: Two field trips (of 5 days each) to nearby nature reserves

Instruction: self-study, including practical work, under supervision of

several staff members

Credits: 16

Assessment: Field reports and seminar reports relating to field

research methodology

*Joint programme with ZOO 503

ENT 504**:        Scientific analysis and interpretation

Contents: WORD, EXCEL, statistics and data interpretation

Instruction: lectures, seminars and workshops led by academic staff

Credits: 16

Assessment: participation in discussions, practical reports, tests

**Joint programme with ZOO 504

ENT 505:           Anatomy, Cytology, Physiology and Biochemistry of Insects and Mites

Contents: current trends in the above-mentioned topics

Instruction: seminars, lectures and discussion groups led by a study leader

Credits: 16

Assessment: tasks, assignments, essays, 1 examination paper (3h)

ENT 506:           Taxonomy, Economic Entomology, Biogeoagrphy, Behaviour, Ecology

Contents: current trends in the above-mentioned topics

Instruction: seminars, lectures and discussion groups led by a study leader

Credits: 16

Assessment: tasks, assignments, essays, 1 examination paper (3h)

ENT 700:          MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENTOMOLOGY (41505)

Credits: 256

ENT 800:          DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ENTOMOLOGY (43005)

Credits: 360