1 day, 1 credit hour class: PACE-C200 Issue Forum (Saturday, February 23, 2019)

A fun and interesting class opportunity!

Seats are available in the one credit course PACE-C200 Issue Forum, which has one in-class meeting on a Saturday afternoon. Students can add class #6130 now.

The class begins with online work next month and the students will participate in the Issue Forum on the topic of the opioid epidemic in small-group deliberation and a large-group expert panel. Lunch and snacks are provided!

http://pace.indiana.edu, pace@indiana.edu, 812.856.1747.


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Consider taking BIOL-L 402 Ecosystems and Global Change in Spring 2019!

Calling all students who are concerned about the fate of our planet!

Want to learn about how changes in climate are likely to impact ecosystems? Or how ecosystems can actually slow or speed up rates of climate change? Or how human activities that cause the loss of species also affect how ecosystems function? Or maybe you just want to know how to talk to your family about climate change at holiday gatherings…

Fortunately, there is a course that can help you learn more: BIOL-L 402 “Ecosystems and Global Change.” Continue reading “Consider taking BIOL-L 402 Ecosystems and Global Change in Spring 2019!”

Need an upper-level lecture for spring? Consider BIOL-L 472!

There are still open seats for Spring 2019 in:

BIOL-L 472 Microbial Ecology (3 cr.)

Prof. Jay Lennon

Tues./Thurs. 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

  • Prerequisite: just SOPHOMORE status (not the prerequisites stated in Schedule of Classes – those are incorrect). For permission to enroll, email bioadv@iu.edu.
  • Description: Principles of microbial ecology with emphasis on the population, community, and ecosystem ecology of bacteria and fungi.
  • How does it count in YOUR degree? BIOL-L 472 fulfills an upper-level Biology lecture in Biology B.A., standard Biology B.S., Microbiology B.A., and Microbiology B.S. degrees. It also fulfills an Advanced Skills lecture in Biology B.S. with concentration in Biology of Disease. For all other degrees, BIOL-L 472 counts as 3 credit hours at the 300/400 level inside the College!

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BIOL-M 460 Microbial Evolution will be offered in Spring 2019!

We are thrilled to announce that BIOL-M 460 Microbial Evolution will be taught in Spring 2019.  We encourage our students who are interested in microbiology or evolutionary biology to sign up for BIOL-M 460.  Prerequisite: BIOL-L 211 or permission of the instructor.

The course will be taught by Dr. Jeff Palmer (https://biology.indiana.edu/about/faculty/palmer-jeffrey.html), who is extremely excited to teach the class. Prof. Palmer will be retiring next year, so this is your last chance to take BIOL-M 460 with him! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! Continue reading “BIOL-M 460 Microbial Evolution will be offered in Spring 2019!”

Apply now for Spring 2019 exchange program in South Korea!

The College of Arts and Sciences is now accepting applications for 2019 spring semester exchange program at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in South Korea. SKKU offers a large selection of courses taught in English and provides excellent support for visiting exchange students. Since this an IU exchange, students nominated by the College pay their regular IU tuition. Please note that the SKKU spring semester runs from early March until late June.


Only College of Arts & Sciences students are eligible for this exchange. Student applications are due by midnight on September 31, 2018, and must include a statement of intent and one letter of recommendation. Minimum GPA is a 3.00, and students must have completed at least one year of study at IU before beginning their studies abroad. IU students pay their regular IU tuition to participate in the exchange, plus housing and assorted visa, personal, and administrative costs abroad. Further information about the exchange, as well as the application, is available on the Student Portal here: https://college.indiana.edu/student-portal/undergraduate-students/international-programs/study-abroad/index.html

Learn more about SKKU Academic Departments here.

Students should contact the College Office of International Affairs at colloia@indiana.edu with further questions.


Political Science Intensive Writing course still has seats for Fall 2018

Do you still need an Intensive Writing course for your degree?

A new section of POLS-Y 490 was opened in late July. It carries Intensive Writing credit and is open to any junior or senior in any major. There are no prerequisites.

POLS-Y490, section 37619, Topic: “Nuclear Weapons and International Politics”

Professor Sumit Ganguly, Tuesdays, 5:30-8:00pm

Counts for COLL Intensive Writing; open to juniors/seniors in any major.

If you are not sure whether you still need Intensive Writing or not, please consult your advisor.

Course Description:

The nuclear age began with the first test of an atomic bomb at Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945. Since that fateful day they have only been used twice in warfare, on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This course will explore the significance of nuclear weapons in global politics. Why do states seek to acquire them? What are the principal legal, technical and organizational obstacles to the acquisition of nuclear weapons? Are they the only genuine weapons of mass destruction? If so, why?

Fall 2018: 1st 8 weeks course on Evolution, Sex, and Culture!

HPSC-X 100 Human Perspectives on Science: Evolution, Sex, and Culture, from Darwin to Kinsey and Beyond (3 credit hours)

Prof. S. Gliboff

Class #36814

First Eight Weeks

2:30pm-5:00pm MW

GA1122 (Global & International Studies Building, Room 1122)

An introduction to the history of biology, with a focus on sex, heredity, reproduction, endocrinology, and evolution, and on how biological ideas have both reflected cultural attitudes and influenced them. Emphasis is on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from Darwin and Mendel through Morgan, Muller, and classical genetics, to early hormone research, and on to Kinsey, the modern evolutionary synthesis, sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology. Questions to be addressed include the origin and evolutionary advantages of sexual reproduction, the nature of biological sex differences, sexual selection and mating behaviors, altruism and cooperation, and human evolutionary history.