Course code ZOOL240

ZOOL240 Entomology II

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Course responsible: Nina Trandem, Tone Birkemoe
Teachers: Tone Aasbø Granerud, Mari Steinert
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2003H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Main topics: Insect anatomy, physiology, sensory systems, reproduction, life history strategies, evolution, behaviour, medical entomology, pest management. The teaching consists of lectures, laboratory studies, discussion groups,videos, and supervision of blog writing. The final part of the course includes presentations of entomological research at Campus Ås and each student writing a blog text in a format suitable for Insektøkologene (
Learning outcome:

A student who has completed and passed the course shall have acquired the following:

Knowledge: The student will have knowledge on insect anatomy, physiology, sensory systems, reproduction, development, ecology, behaviour, pest management and ongoing entomological reseach at Campus Ås.

Skills: The student can apply their knowledge to entomological problems within teaching, research or resource management.  

General competence: The student has insight into and is able to communicate the structure, function and significance of insects. The student has general entomological competence sufficient to start a MSc degree in entomology, including studies of literature written in English. 

Learning activities:
Lectures, lab. exercises, discussions, self-study, writing a blog text.
Teaching support:
The candidate´s learning can be supported through academic supervision face to face or via e-mail.
Textbook is Gullan and Cranston (2014): The insects. An outline of entomology. 5th edition.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Laboratory exercises and discussion seminars. Completion of one approved blog text. Students who take the course for the second time do not need to repeat compulsory activities. 
Mid-term exam (many short questions), 45 minutes, counts 1/3 of the grade. Final written exam, 3 hours, counts 2/3 of the grade. It is not required that the student passes both exams to pass the entire course. A passing grade is based on the overall quality of the entire evaluated material. 
Nominal workload:
Lectures: 25 hours. Discussion groups, laboratory work and supervision of blog writing: 20 hours. Exams: 3.75 hours. Independent work (reading and discussing textbook, blog writing): 250 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 30 hours. Discussion group or laboratory work: 15 hours.
The external examiner approves the questions given in the final exam and evaluates all answers from all students. The mid-term exam is evaluated by the main teacher alone.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått