Updated August 2013

Instructor and Office Hours:
Dr. William Crow
Room 2215 Steinmetz Hall (Entomology and Nematology Building)
Bldg. 970 Natural Area Drive
P.O. Box 110620
TEL 352-273-3941
FAX 352-392-0190

Prerequisites: none

Course objectives: This course is intended to expose students to current research in nematology, to further their understanding plant-parasitic nematodes damaging plants and their management options, and to expose students to careers in nematology and related disciplines.

Course description: The course consists of field trips to field research sites, sites of crops suffering nematode damage, IFS Research Centers, USDA labs, industry research facilities, and agricultural production facilities. There will be several day trips throughout the semester, and a 5 day trip to South Florida over spring break.

Grading: This is a graded course. Grades will be assigned based on attendance and class participation using the standard university grading scale.

Additional General Information: The following information applies to all courses at the University of Florida. We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standard of honesty and integrity.

Academic Honesty: As a result of completing the registration form at the University of Florida, every student has signed the following statement: "I understand that the University of Florida expects its students to be honest in all their academic work. I agree to adhere to this commitment to academic honesty and understand that my failure to comply with this commitment may result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the University."

Copyrighted Materials and Software Use: All students are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing copyrighted material and software use. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are also against University policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation.

University Counseling Services: Resources are available on-campus for students having personal problems or lacking clear career and academic goals which interfere with their academic performance. These resources include:

1. University Counseling Center, 301 Peabody Hall, 392-1575, personal and career counseling;
2. Student Mental Health, Student Health Care Center, 392-1171, personal counseling;
3. Sexual Assault Recovery Services (SARS), Student Health Care Center, 392-1161, sexual counseling; and
4. Career Resource Center, Reitz Union, 392-1601, career development assistance and counseling.