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.

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Consider HPSC-X 308 History of Biology for Fall 2018 (300-level hours inside College!)

If you are looking for an interesting general elective, or for 300/400-level hours inside the College of Arts & Sciences, consider this course:

HPSC-X 308: The History of Biology

Time: T-Th 2:30–3:45 PM

Place: Ballantine Hall 003

Instructor: Sander Gliboff

COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit

Not approved to count in Biology major; this is a general elective course.

The term “biology” was first used at the turn of the nineteenth century to denote a new scientific or philosophical approach to the study of life, distinct from natural history, natural theology, and medicine. But what did it mean to be “scientific”? What was this new science going to tell us about the organic world and ourselves? Where and how and by whom was biological research to be done, with what resources?

This seminar is a survey of key figures and pivotal moments in the history of modern biology, that have re-defined its scientific character, by either opening new lines of inquiry and explanation, developing new kinds of instruments, practices, and institutions, or changing the social role of the biological scientist. Coverage includes, e.g., Lamarck, Mendel, Darwin, Haeckel, Pavlov, classical and molecular genetics, embryology, evolution, and ecology.

There are no prerequisites, but knowledge of modern biology or modern European or American history will be helpful.

For more information, email the instructor at sgliboff@indiana.edu.

Need Gen Ed S&H credit? Consider HPSC-X 205 Intro. to Medical History for Fall 2018

HPSC-X 205 Introduction to Medical History (3 credit hours)
D Bertoloni Meli
Class #32046

02:30P-03:45P MW WH 004

This course provides IUB Gen Ed S&H credit and 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.

Information about BIOL-S 318 Evolution, Honors, in Fall 2018

BIOL-S 318 Evolution, Honors is offered in Fall 2018. The course is open to Biology B.A. and Biology B.S. students with a 3.300 or higher cumulative GPA as of the moment of enrollment. Students who enroll without prerequisites, GPA, and correct major will be removed from the course.

BIOL-S 318 provides Intensive Writing credit; it is a COLL Intensive Writing section. (The course notes do not say that as of today, but this is being corrected. It is definitely a COLL Intensive Writing course.)

Questions? Email bioadv@indiana.edu.

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 bioadv@indiana.edu with any questions about how this course would count for you.

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