Need a Gen Ed S&H class for spring? Consider HPSC-X 205 Introduction to Medical History

HPSC-X 205 Introduction to Medical History (3 credit hours)

D. Bertoloni Meli
Class #13636
Regular Academic Session
M/W 1:00p-2:15p   SY 103
IUB Gen Ed S&H credit
COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit


This class provides an introduction to the history of medicine from the Hippocratic Oath in ancient Greece to the 20th century. We will discuss major features of the medical world, including: transformations in anatomy and physiology, such as the discovery of the circulation of the blood and the role of microscopy; changing concepts of disease and therapeutic practices culminating with the germ theory of disease, cellular pathology, and the new understanding of cancer; shifts in institutional settings, from the bedside to the hospital and the rise of the laboratory. The course would be of interest to all students with an interest in a career in the medical professions (broadly conceived) and also to students interested in history and the life-sciences. There are no pre-requisites to take the class.


How BIOL-L 410 (Spring 2018) counts for Biology majors

BIOL-L 410 Topical Issues in Biology with topic Genetics of Behavior

Prof. Dan Tracey |  3 credit hours  | Prerequisites: BIOL-L 111, BIOL-L 112, BIOL-L 113, and BIOL-L 211

BIOL-L 410 with topic Genetics of Behavior counts this way for Biology majors:

  • Biology BA: counts as upper-level lecture
  • Standard Biology BS: counts as upper-level lecture
  • Biology BS with Area of Concentration in Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics: counts as an Advanced Skills lecture
  • Biology BS with Area of Concentration in Biology of Disease: not approved for this concentration. Consult Biology advisor before taking this course.
  • Biology BS with Area of Concentration in Integrative and Organismal Biology: not approved for this concentration. Consult Biology advisor before taking this course.

Please email with any questions about how this course would count for you.

Want to add a 2nd 8 weeks course inside the College? Consider these!

Consider BIOL-M 445 Medical Microbiology Lab for Fall 2017!

There are still open seats in BIOL-M 445 Medical Microbiology Lab (3 credits) for Fall 2017. This course is open to Biology, Biotechnology, and Microbiology majors. Prerequisite: BIOL-L 211 with a C- or better. You will study laboratory methods of isolation and identification of microorganisms from normal and simulated disease conditions of the human.

This course fulfills an upper-level lab in the Microbiology B.A., Microbiology B.S., Biology B.A., standard Biology B.S., and Biology B.S. with concentration in Biology of Disease. For the Biotechnology B.S., this course counts as credit under the “Biology/Chemistry electives.”

Time: M/W 1:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.

Location: Jordan Hall 022

Instructor: Britta Rued

Great Statistics Course this Summer (6W1)

The IUB Department of Statistics is offering a summer section of STAT-S 303 Statistics for the Life Sciences during the First Six Weeks. Dr. Valdivia is an excellent instructor, and students report benefiting greatly from this class.


STAT-S 303

Statistics for the Life Sciences

Class Number 7632


10:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. MTWR

BH 304

P: MATH-M 14 or equivalent

COLL (CASE) N&M Breadth of Inquiry credit


Here is the course description:

Students taking this course will gain an understanding of basic statistical methodology and have the ability to apply basic statistical procedures to research.  Specifically, students will learn to: understand the meaning and use of statistical terminology, acquire an introductory level understanding of probability; generate, present, and interpret descriptive statistics as well as inferential statistics, and use the statistical software R for basic analysis tasks and to generate reproducible reports.  The examples and exercises are motivated by data arising in the life sciences, and while any student might benefit from them, students in Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Human Biology, Physics, Astronomy, and Environmental Science may find these examples particularly engaging.

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Need a good elective for Fall 2017? Consider MSCH-S 451 Media and the Environment

MSCH S451  Topical Seminar in MEDIA and SOCIETY: Media and the Environment

Be sure to choose Section # 32792

Days and Times:        Tues. 05:30 PM – 08:00 PM


This course examines how environmental issues are portrayed in the mass media, and the effect of those portrayals. The history of environmentalism in the media is discussed, along with social science research on how media are used for environmental purposes. Environmental campaigns are studied. Environmentalism as a public opinion phenomenon is examined. Students have the opportunity to create environmentally-focused media in field settings. [This course does not count as a lecture or lab in the Biology, Microbiology, or Animal Behavior degree. It is an elective that provides 300/400-level hours.]

ABEH-A 350 lab now has meeting time showing in Schedule of Classes

ABEH-A A350 Laboratory in Animal Behavior (3 credit hours)

New for Fall 2017: In this formal lab course, students will learn to observe, quantify, and manipulate animal behavior in a laboratory setting. Students will practice fundamental experimental techniques used in ethological research. This will include experiments using invertebrate and vertebrate model organisms, with students designing independent group projects to complete during the course of the semester. Assignments will include written laboratory reports and a final oral presentation to the class.

Instructor: Dr. Adam Smith.

Meets Tuesday 2:00-5:00 p.m. in JH 061.

Counts toward the formal lab course requirement for the Animal Behavior major.