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Approx. 33 hours to complete

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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Module 01: Introduction to Insects and their Terrestrial Relatives

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 99 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
01.01 Introduction1m
01.02 Arthropods9m
01.03 Arthropod Evolution and Classification16m
01.04 Small Body Size5m
01.05 Metamorphosis, Dispersal, and Reproductive Capabilities9m
01.06 Major Insect Orders13m
01.07 Insect Collections in Museums18m
01.08 Starting Your Insect Collection12m
01.09 Module 01 Wrap Up54s
8 readings
Course Information Packet10m
Interactive Learning Objects10m
Meet the BUGS 101 Team10m
Course Glossary10m
Useful Biological Prefixes and Suffixes10m
Extra Study Material: Flashcards10m
Module 01 Supplementary readings10m
Module 01 Course Notes10m
2 practice exercises
Pre-Course Bugs Survey30m
Module 1 Quiz10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 02: The Business of Being an Insect Part 1

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 37 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
02.02 Insect Body Regions and Head10m
02.03 Insect Thorax and Abdomen3m
02.04 Digestion and Excretion10m
02.05 Circulation and Gas Exchange11m
02.06 Module 02 Wrap Up54s
1 reading
Module 02 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Module 03: The Business of Being an Insect Part 2

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
03.02 Nervous System11m
03.03 Courtship and Mating11m
03.04 Male and Female Reproductive Structures5m
03.05 Modes of Reproduction14m
03.06 Mating Disruption and SIT6m
03.07 Module 03 Wrap Up53s
1 reading
Module 03 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz10m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 04: Insect Locomotion

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 73 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
04.02 Passive and Active Dispersal11m
04.03 Insect Musculature5m
04.04 Insect Legs and Modifications6m
04.05 Insect Wing Structure3m
04.06 Insect Wing Modifications7m
04.07 Insect Flight Muscles7m
04.08 Studying Insect Flight3m
04.09 Insect Migration7m
04.10 Insect Migration: Locusts5m
04.11 Insect Migration: Monarch Butterfly10m
04.12 Module 04 Wrap Up1m
2 readings
Module 04 Course Notes10m
Module 04 Supplementary Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 04 Quiz10m

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