University of Calgary

BIOL 375 - Insects, Science and Society - Winter 2014

Examination of insects as the most diverse and abundant form of animal life on the planet, why they are so successful and how they influence our lives. Topics include how insects are built, what they do, and how they interact with people and have come to be so important economically and culturally, as pests, pollinators, experimental animals, maintaining our environment and forming complex societies. Other topics include evolution of insects, insects in history and culture and how insects can help us address issues such as biological conservation, climate change and animal rights.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Not open for credit to honours, majors or minors in the Department of Biological Sciences or to Environmental Science and Natural Sciences program students with a Concentration in Biological Sciences. Offered in odd/even dated academic years.


  • Completion of at least 4 full-course equivalents.


  • LEC 1MWF 15:00 - 15:50
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