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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

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Module 00: Welcome to Bugs 101

1 video (Total 11 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 readings
Course Information Packet10m
Interactive Learning Objects10m
Meet the BUGS 101 Team10m
Course Glossary10m
Useful Biological Prefixes and Suffixes10m
Study Material10m
1 practice exercise
Pre-Course Bugs Survey22m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Module 01: Introduction to Insects and their Terrestrial Relatives

9 videos (Total 88 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
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
1 reading
Why We Kill Bugs10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Module 02: The Business of Being an Insect Part 1

6 videos (Total 37 min), 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 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Module 03: The Business of Being an Insect Part 2

7 videos (Total 50 min), 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 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz10m
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Top reviews from Bugs 101: Insect-Human Interactions

By JBOct 17th 2019

Very informative, fun and interactive. The lecturers are very passionate and you can see that they really love what they do. I would recommend this course to any science loving individual.

By EPNov 8th 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and felt that it was really well executed. I would consider taking other courses. The lecturers were knowledgeable and articulate. Excellent--Thank you

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Dr. Maya Evenden

Professor of Entomology
Biological Sciences

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