Insects and humans have had a love-hate relationship since our earliest days. This is not surprising since they pre-date our time on this planet by several hundred million years! Here we will explore how insects have both enriched and extinguished human lives throughout our history and around the globe. This course includes a brief introduction to insect diversity and natural history. We then explore our relationships with insects in a variety of contexts: domestication (food and other products), destruction (pests), disease (carriers of illness) and design (inspiration). Please come ready to share your favourite examples of insects you have loved and/or loathed!
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.