P457: Implementing Computer-Controlled Behavioral Experiments in Psychological Science
Fall Semester, 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays 12:45 – 2:00, Room 286
Dr. Jason M. Gold, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Are you an undergraduate working in a lab that runs computer-based experiments? Do you see yourself going on to pursue an academic career in psychological science? If so, having the ability to control a computer through programming is an invaluable skill, as it has become a critical part of being able to carry out most aspects of behavioral experiments, including presenting stimuli, collecting data from subjects, implementing models, running simulations and analyzing data.
If you are a Biology or Microbiology major who wants to add an upper-level lab to your Fall 2019 schedule: There are two modern and highly useful Microbiology labs with plenty of open seats.
Even if you don’t have the prerequisites, you may contact the instructor and ask if this course might be appropriate for you! The instructor will discuss your background and specific circumstances with you, before deciding whether or not to waive the prerequisites.
- BIOL-M 465 Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (3 cr.) P: BIOL-M 250, BIOL-M 255, or BIOL-M 315; or consent of instructor Irene Newton. Scientific inquiry-driven research in environmental microbiology. Focus on the diversity and function of environmental microbes and methods used to study them. In Fall 2019, BIOL-M 465 provides COLL Intensive Writing credit!
BIOL-M 485 Microbial and Molecular Genetics Laboratory (3 cr.) P: P: BIOL-M 250; and BIOL-M 255 or BIOL-M 315; or consent of instructor Ankur Dalia. Provides insight into how science is conducted in a modern research lab. Conduct hypothesis driven molecular and genetic experiments using an attenuated medically relevant bacterial pathogen. Techniques / skills: DNA isolation, PCR, recombinant DNA techniques, gel electrophoresis, transposon mutagenesis, transformation, and quantitative bacterial culture.
Section of BIOL-L 318 added for Fall 2019
We have added an additional section of BIOL-L 318 Evolution to the Fall 2019 Schedule of Classes. Section # 36527 meets MWF 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. So in case the Tuesday/Thursday section of BIOL-L 318 Evolution didn’t work for you but you still want to take Evolution this fall, you may enroll in this new MWF section for Fall 2019.
BIOL-S 318 Evolution, Honors, likely to be offered Spring 2020
Update on BIOL-S 318 Evolution, Honors – it is indeed likely to be offered in Spring 2020. (This year, we hadn’t been as confident of that as in previous years.) IU never 100% guarantees that any particular course will be offered in any particular semester. But we do anticipate offering BIOL-S 318 next spring.
For Hutton Honors College students pursuing the Animal Behavior B.S. degree or the Animal Behavior minor or certificate: the Fall 2019 HON-H 241 course with the specific topic Animal Hearing & Acoustic Communication (section 33860) has been approved to count towards the Mechanisms of Behavior perspectives requirement. Questions? Contact your Animal Behavior advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.