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Public and Private Lives of Insects

Program(s): Undergraduate Courses, Summer College

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  This course examines the ecology and evolution of insects, from their early evolution over 350 million years ago to their adaptations that allow them to exploit nearly every habitat on earth and become the most diverse animal group on the planet.  We explore the basic biology of insects that have allowed them to become the largest group of animals on the planet, making up approximately 1 million of the 2 million described species.

Course Considerations

High school biology is required.

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

11th Grade
12th Grade
Undergrad / Grad


Undergraduate Courses
Summer College

Start Date

July 12

End Date

July 30

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Eric Larsen

Academic Interest

Biological Sciences

Class Specifics

Course Code

BIOS 13140 91

Class Day(s)

Mon Wed Fri

Class Duration (CST)


5:00 P.M.


Session II

Course Length

3 weeks