Spiders and Other Insects in North America


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  • 5
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Course Description

Welcome to this course on Insects and Spiders of North America. No doubt about it, you either love them or hate them. This course is not meant to make you squeamish, uncomfortable, or to cure you of your fears, but to offer important details and information regarding common spiders and insects found in your geographical region.

Knowing about spiders and insects can help protect yourself and your children against bites and stings that may cause anything from discomfort to a medical emergency. Throughout the course, we'll offer some interesting facts about insects and spiders and answer common questions that many people may have about them in general.

We'll identify venomous spiders and insects in North America, and offer a general breakdown of the most commonly sighted insects and spiders in all regions of the US - the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, the Great Plains, the Northeast and the Southeast. We'll tell you what these spiders and insects look like, where they like to hang out, and what to watch out for. We'll conclude this course with information on first aid for mild insect and spider bites, as well as what to do in more alarming situations, such as when someone has an allergic reaction. Even if you're squeamish, it's important to know more about these tiny creatures that often inhabit the same spaces as you do.

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Lesson 1: Insects and Spiders, Oh My!

Welcome to our course on insects and spiders of North America. 11 Total Points
  • Review Article: Insects
  • Take Poll: Spiders and Insects
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1: Insects and Spiders, Oh My!

Lesson 2: Entomophobia - Dealing With Your Insect Phobias

Just because you're afraid of insects and spiders doesn't mean you have a phobia. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Insect Phobias; Arachnophobia
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2: Entomophobia - dealing with your insect phobias

Lesson 3: Interesting Facts About Insects and Spiders

Even if you hate spiders and insects, it's important to know something about them. 9 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: The Weirdest Insects; 10 Cool Facts about Tarantulas
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3: Interesting Facts about Insects and Spiders

Lesson 4: Insects With Fangs

A number of myths persist regarding insects with "fangs." Of course, taking a magnified view of many insects does reveal what looks to be fangs on the jaws of many insect species. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Scorpions
  • Take Poll: Spider Bites
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4: Insects with Fangs

Lesson 5: Venomous Spiders in North America

There are many different types of spiders, far too many to list and describe in the contents of this course. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Black Widow Spiders
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5: Venomous Spiders in North America

Lesson 6: Spiders and Insects of the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest encompasses states in the upper northwest region of the United States. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Clover Mites
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6: The Pacific Northwest

Lesson 7: Spiders and Insects of the Southwest

The great American Southwest is one of the most beautiful regions in the United States, if you like desert. 9 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Arizona Brown Spider; Desert Centipede
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7: The Southwest

Lesson 8: Spiders and Insects of the Great Plains States

The Great Plains states of America encompassed tens of thousands of square miles of open prairie. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Yellow Sac Spiders; Cicada
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8: The Great Plains States

Lesson 9: Spiders and Insects of the Northeast

The northeastern portion of the United States is known for its mountains and its beauty, especially in the fall when leaves of native trees turn multitudes of brilliant colors. 9 Total Points
  • Review Article: Cellar Spiders
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9: The Northeast

Lesson 10: Spiders and Insects of the Southeast

The American Southeast is one of the most interesting regions in the country. 8 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Jumping Spiders; Spiny Orb Weaver
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10: The Southeast

Lesson 11: Overcoming Your Fears

It's not easy to overcome the fear of anything, regardless of what it is. Big or small, insects and spiders terrify a lot of people. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Children's Fear
  • Take Poll: Fear
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11: Overcoming your Fears

Lesson 12: First Aid for Spider and Insect Bites

While nearly all spiders are poisonous in some form, the fangs of most of the species are too short and fragile to fully penetrate human skin. 66 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: First Aid for Spider Bites; Insect Bites and Stings
  • Take Poll: What is your opinion of this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 12: First Aid for Spider and Insect Bites
  • Complete: The Final Exam
172
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Determine the similarities and differences of spiders and insects.
  • Define entomophobia - dealing with your insect phobias.
  • Recognize insects with fangs.
  • Recognize venomous spiders in North America.
  • Identify spiders and insects of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Identify spiders and insects of the Southwest.
  • Identify spiders and insects of the Great Plains States.
  • Describe spiders and insects of the Northeast.
  • Identify spiders and insects of the Southeast.
  • Know first aid techniques and protocols for spider and insect bites, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Spiders and Other Insects in North America
Course Number: 8900132
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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