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In Bugs 101 - Insect-Human Interactions offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Alberta, you will be plunged into the diverse (and sometimes alien) world of arthropods to learn how they work, what they do, and how insects and humans interact every day.

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Overview

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 4 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Beginner Level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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  • National

    Free
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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved.

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