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Entomology

Insect diversity, anatomy, physiology, behaviour, plant-insect relationships, biosecurity, and integrated pest management in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Insect identification and curation skills are taught in the laboratories. An insect collection is required.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

199310

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

300-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Zoology

Course planning information

Course notes

Students must attend all laboratory classes and submit a correctly prepared insect collection.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Recognise, identify and classify common insects in NZ, including important pest species, using taxonomic keys to identify order and/or family.
  • 2 Collect, mount, label, and preserve insects for scientific study.
  • 3 Describe the basic external and internal structures and organ systems of insects and how they function in relation to the environment.
  • 4 Outline major ways in which plants and insects interact, how they co-evolved, and how economic and biosecurity impacts of insects are determined by their life histories and behaviour.
  • 5 Explain and appraise the principles and methods of insect pest control.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Test 3 4 5 10%
Test 1 2 15%
Practical/Placement 1 2 30%
Exam (centrally scheduled) 3 4 5 45%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Highly recommended

WHICH NEW ZEALAND INSECT?

Author
ANDREW CROWE
ISBN
0141006366
Edition
2002
Publisher
Penguin

AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO SOME NEW ZEALAND INSECT FAMILIES

Author
E.A. GRANT
ISBN
0478093268
Edition
1999
Publisher
Manaaki Whenua Press

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