Course code ZOOL240

ZOOL240 Entomology II

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Course responsible: Nina Trandem, Tone Birkemoe
Teachers: Daniel Münch, Tone Aasbø Granerud, Anne Aslaug Sverdrup-Thygeson, 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: Study year 2003-2004
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Main topics are insect anatomy, physiology, sensory systems, reproduction, life history strategies, and evolution. Other topis are interactions between insects and humans, and what we know about the status of the world's insect fauna. The course also includes how to identify species of a selected taxonomic group and writing a blog text on one of the course topics ( The teaching consists of lectures, laboratory studies and discussion groups,  The students will get to know some entomologial research goups in the Oslo area.
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, evolution, medical entomology, pest management and species identification.

Skills: The student can recognize insect anatomical structures and apply their knowledge about the main course topics to teaching, research, resource management, public debate and writing popular science. The student can use keys to identify a selected insect group to species.  

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

Learning activities:
Lectures, lab. exercises, discussions, self-study, collection of selected insects, writing a blog text.
Teaching support:
The candidate´s learning can be supported through academic supervision face to face or via e-mail.
Will be posted on Canvas
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Laboratory exercises and discussion seminars. Students who take the course for the second time do not need to repeat specific compulsory activities already done. 
Mid-term exam (many short questions), 65 minutes, counts 40% of the grade. Final written exam, 3 hours, counts 50% of the grade. The remaining 10% is decided by the quality of the blog text delivered. It is not required that the student passes all 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, supervision of species idenitfication and blog writing: 25 hours. Exams: 4 hours. Independent work (reading and discussing syllabus, blog writing, collection and identification): 250 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 25 hours. Laboratory work/ seminars: 25 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 / F