Entomology Spring Courses: Spotlight on Forensic Entomology and Fly Fishing
March 2, 2012
DAVIS-Two of the classes that UC Davis entomology faculty will teach during the spring quarter include “Forensic Entomology” by forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey and “Entomology for the Fly-Fisher” by Michael Parrella, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology.
The spring quarter begins March 29. Registration information is at http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/
"Forensic Entomology (Ent 158)" will be offered on Thursdays in 122 Briggs Hall. It will include a one-hour lecture from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., and a two-hour lab to follow from 3:10 to 5 p.m. The course is described as “a fascinating combination of physiological and community ecology, systematics, resource pulse theory, crime, litigation, courtroom combat, decomposition, entomology and death."
"Forensic Entomology" is an upper division undergraduate course (reference number 72960), but is open to lower division students with permission of the instructor. Download flier. Contact information: email@example.com. (See feature story on Kimsey)
“Entomology for the Fly-Fisher (Ent 198)” will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. in 122 Briggs Hall. This is a two-unit course (reference number, 72998). The course focus: "insect life in the aquatic ecosystem; methods and mechanics of fly fishing; what you need to know to match the hatch, and enhancing the fly fishing experience for the novice and experienced angler."
Parrella, an avid fly fisherman, recently taught entomology and fly fishing classes while on a six-month sabbatical in Chile. Download flier. Contact: Michael Parrella at firstname.lastname@example.org. (See news story on Parrella)
--Kathy Keatley Garvey
UC Davis Department of Entomology