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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Entomology Online Masters Program Final Project. Lincoln, Nebraska.


Copyright 2016 Brian Kelly


The goal of this particular project is to create an entry-level curriculum for Entomology to present to the local university / community college. My Bachelor’s Degree was obtained from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). The higher institutions of learning in the city of Colorado Springs (to include Pikes Peak Community College, or PPCC, as well) lack any courses relating to Entomology. UCCS has a strong presence in the city and is growing by leaps and bounds, currently enrolling about 13,000 students and expanding its degree programs. PPCC has several campuses around town, and offers many elective courses that cannot be taken at UCCS. I have always been interested in teaching and have been told by many people that I have a natural talent of explaining and teaching. Entomology 101 would be a perfect addition for an expanding university or for a community college offering various electives. This would also be a great way to start out in the teaching world and hopefully pursue my interests in being an instructor. By teaching an introductory class to Entomology, I can pique student interest in the topic and potentially help start a program at one of the sites.

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