The word “bug” frequently denotes various invertebrate organisms though more typically when referring to insects. We often think of insects as pesky problems affecting our daily lives. Certainly, that does occur at times. However, just how important are insects and what do we really know about them? This course examines an introduction to insect diversity, ecological associations and their relationships with humans from a global perspective. Please note: this is NOT a course about how to control insect pests around the home, garden, etc.