Of all the animals on earth, which are the strongest for their size? What about the fastest? Who were the first animals to evolve flight? Insects take all of these titles and more! As the most abundant animals on the planet, insects and other arthropods affect our lives in so many ways.
From beneficial interactions like pollination and biological pest control, to the transmission of life threatening diseases; this course will teach you about the big ways that these little arthropods impact our lives.
After completing this Bugs 101 - Insect-Human Interactions offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Alberta, you will be able to:
- Describe the evolutionary relationships between insects and their arthropod relatives
- Inventory major groups of insects and their diversity
- Demonstrate evolutionary adaptations that make insects successful
- Discuss insect biology and human-insect interactions
- Evaluate positive and negative interactions between insects and humans
- Propose practical and symbolic roles insects play in human societies
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- Introduction to Insects and their Terrestrial Relatives
- The Business of Being an Insect
- Insect Locomotion
- Insects as Decomposers
- Plant Feeding and Impacts of Herbivory
- Pollination and Beekeeping
- Insects and Disease
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- 4 months
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DisciplinesBiology Animal Sciences Ecology View 32 other Short Courses in Biology in United States
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Beginner Level
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InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 4 months.
NationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 4 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.