Thursday, May 1, 2014

UST GS: Course Syllabus Entomology Outline

 University of Santo Tomas Graduate School
Professor: Dr. A.V. Rotor

1.    Insects – an introduction and review
2.    Beneficial Insects – pollination, valuable products
3.    Destructive Insects – cursory review
4.    Arthropods: commonalities and diversity
5.    Morphology, Anatomy and Physiology – insect resistance and adaptation

6.    Insect Behavior - gregariousness and aggregation                                Firefly
7.    Classification of Insects - identification and taxonomy, evolution
8.    Development and Metamorphosis – life cycles and occurrences
9.    IPM - Integrated Pest Management 
10. Chemical Control - pesticides and application

11. Insect Pest of Field and Garden Crops – agricultural entomology
12. Household and Stored Products Pest – postharvest and granary insects
13. Insects Injurious to Animals – domestic and wildlife
14. Medical Entomology – disease carriers and control
15. Insects and Ecology – role of insects in the environment

16. What’s new in Entomology? Keeping abreast with research.
17. Folklores and beliefs, fables, insect pets and games
18. Insects and Exobiology – Insects in extreme environments, space biology
19. The Humanities and Insects – Role of insects in the different fields of arts.
20. Insects in Postmodern Era – changing concepts, views, outlook


References:
Borror DJ, DeLong  DM and CA Triplehorn (1995) Study of Insects 4th Ed Holt, Rinehart, 832 pp
Calilung VCJ (1994) Manual for General Botany UPLB197 pp
Catan, G and N Catan – Urban Pests and Their Control, 284 pp
IRRI  (1985) Integrated Pest Management Illustrated
Elsinga A (1988) Fundamentals of Entomology McGraw Hill
Linmsenmaier W (1992) Insects of the World Rev Ed McGraw Hill 393 pp
O’Toole C (1986) The Encyclopedia of Insects Facts on File Publication NY 145 pp
McGavin GC (2004) Insects and Spiders Pocket Nature DK Publication London 224 pp
Metcalf CL, Flint W and RL Metcalf (1990) Destructive & Useful Insects 4th Ed, McGraw-Hill 1087 pp
Rotor AV (1989) Economic Entomology Manual De La Salle U (Araneta)  200 pp
Rotor AV (2003, 2007) Living with Nature Vol 1 and 2, UST Publishing House (30 chapters and
      35 chapters, respectively)
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