Introduction to Applied Entomology
About the Course Instructors Syllabus Insect Collection Grades

About the Course

Crop Sciences 270:
Introduction to Applied Entomology
(Also IB 220 and NRES 270)
University of Illinois

Rick Weinzierl, Professor
Linnea Meier, Teaching Assistant

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Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 to 9:50 a.m. W-109 Turner Hall


Monday, 10:00 - 11:50 a.m., OR Monday, 2:00 - 3:50 p.m., OR Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:50 a.m., W9A Turner Hall

Required Textbooks:

How to Know the Insects (Third Edition) by R.G. Bland and H.E. Jaques, published by Waveland Press, Long Grove, IL, 2010, and Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America by A.V. Evans, published by Sterling Publishing Co., New York, NY, 2007

What to Expect:

This course provides (1) an introduction to the biology and identification of insects and (2) an introduction to insect pest management. Emphasis is placed on the application of entomology in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and everyday life. There are two lectures and one lab session each week ... attendance is necessary. Grading is based on two lecture exams, two lab exams, and quizzes.

Academic Integrity:

Students are responsible for reading and understanding the policies described in the University of Illinois Student Code ( For this course, students are advised specifically that:

  • Use of old examinations, whether provided by the instructor or available in fraternity, sorority, or other organizational files, as study aids for exams IS permitted.
  • Unless specifically announced otherwise, use of any external assistance -- including written, printed, or recorded information -- during examinations or quizzes is strictly prohibited and is a violation of the Student Code.
  • All work submitted by a student must be his or her own work. Copying from others during exams or quizzes and allowing others to copy your work during exams or quizzes are violations of the Student Code. Similarly, the optional, extra-credit insect collection submitted for this course must be each student's own work. Students may not claim specimens collected by others; doing so is a violation of the Student Code.
  • Violations of the Student Code will automatically result in a score of zero for the exam, quiz, or assignment in question and a written notice of warning will be issued, with a copy to the student's file in the office of the college in which he or she is enrolled and to the Senate Committee on Student Discipline. The instructor reserves the right to recommend that proceedings be initiated to suspend or dismiss the student from the University of Illinois.

Introduction to Applied Entomology
About the Course - Instructors - Syllabus - Insect Collection - Grades
University of Illinois - Department of Crop Sciences - Integrated Pest Management

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