Aug 21, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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BIOS 2350 - Insects, Science, and Society


Introduces nonmajors to fundamental concepts of biology by using insects as examples. Students will gain an appreciation of how insects have shaped human culture and history for thousands of years and how the scientific understanding of insect behavior, physiology, evolution, and ecology is applied to solve real world problems. Contemporary issues, ranging from mosquito-born diseases, genetically modified crops and insecticide resistance, to killer bees, the silk industry and insects in forensic investigations will be used to focus discussions and improve scientific literacy.

Requisites: WARNING: no credit if taken after BIOS 4360
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2AS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Familiarize non-scientists with basic biological principles using insects as examples.
  • Improve scientific literacy through discussions of contemporary insect-related problems and how entomologists handle them.



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