Course Announcements


BIOL 43600 Neurobiology Session Offered: Summer 2018, June 18-July 27, 2018 Credit 3.0 Prerequisites: BIOL 23100 or 27000 and 23200 or 27100 or BIOL 23000 and BME 20100. Description: This course covers key aspects in molecular, cellular, and developmental neurobiology. Topics include: Cell biology of neurons and glial cells, electrophysiological properties of neurons, electrical and chemical signaling between neurons, synaptic integration and plasticity, development and regeneration of the nervous system, nervous system diseases. Up-to-date research findings and techniques will be included. A basic knowledge of cell biology and protein structure and function is strongly recommended.


BIOL 39500 Genes + Proteins Big Data: In the late 20th century, biology was transformed into a big data science by the development of high throughput methods for DNA sequencing and protein structure analysis.  DNA sequences, protein sequences, genomes, transcriptomes, and proteomes have become ubiquitous in biology, and have permeated every domain of biological knowledge.  This course will provide an introduction to using biological data resources and bioinformatics tools especially those related to sequence and structure, and concepts and approaches needed to use and understand biological big data.

Spring 2018 EPICS team NDP - We are thrilled to announce new EPICS team – Natural Disaster Preparedness (NDP), which will work to develop solutions to address the current challenges facing hurricane affected areas in the Caribbean. All design decisions will be made such that the implementation of design is feasible in the Caribbean based off of the materials at their disposal in the aftermath of these hurricanes. Potential Projects - The challenges that the NDP team will tackle through their designs projects include but are not limited to:

  • Sources of potable water
  • Sustainable cooking methods
  • Water storage
  • Food storage
  • Telecommunications
  • Traffic Control

We just recently updated the restrictions for one of our upper division courses, MGMT 48800 Data Driven Digital Markets, the Honors section so that there are no longer ANY major or pre-req. restrictions. There is still a 3.0 GPA requirement to participate.

WGSS 480 Feminist Theory -  is a required course for students completing a Women’s Studies major and it can also be used for the minor, it is being offered in spring and it is a once a year offering.  – there is still space.

If any of your students are Theatre minors, they can take Theatre 235, Vocal/Physical Preparation, and it can be used in their plan of study to fulfill the minor.

EAPS 200: Water World is an Environmental Elective as well as a Science/Engineering Elective being offered by the EAPS Department. It is a spring only offered course if any of your students would be interested.

SYS 30000 - It's a Complex World

SYS 35000 - Systems Theories & Approaches

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-        Arab 239 – Arab Women Writers

-        ASL 280 – American Deaf Community: Language, Culture, Society

-        CHNS 280 – Introduction to Chinese Culture and Civilization

-        CHNS 281 – Introduction to Chinese Food Culture: Part II

-        CHNS 285 – Chinese Calligraphy

-        CHNS 330 – Introduction to Chinese Cinema

-        GER 330 – German Cinema

-        HEBR 380 – Modern Israel: Cinema, Literature, Politics, and History

-        ITAL 330 – Italian Cinema

-        ITAL 333 – The Spirit of Italian Comedy

-        ITAL 335 – The Mafia and the Movies

-        JPNS 280 – Introduction to Japanese Civilization

-        JPNS 330- Japanese Cinema

-        LC 231 – Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, and Fables: German Fairy Tales

-        LC 235 – East Asian Literature in Translation

-        LC 261 – Introduction to the Linguistic Study of Foreign Languages

-        LC 333 – The Middle Ages on Film

-        RUSS 298 – Culture and Language of Food in Russia

-        RUSS 380 – Russian Culture and Civilization I: From 862 to 1917

-        RUSS 498 – The Caucasus: Conflict, Identity and Memory

-        SPAN 235 – Spanish American Literature in Translation

ANTH 31300 Archeology of North America:  This course outlines the scientific study of North America's archaeological past. Students will learn what is currently known about prehistoric humans, their culture history & diversity throughout North America. Topics include myths & misconceptions about archaeology, the peopling of the Americas, the environmental context & effects of climate change on the first Americans, hunter-gatherer cultures & their technology (we’ll make stone tools), the development of agriculture, large villages & settlements, prehistoric cities, & the first European settlers. CRN 13558. Fulfills: ANTH Honors; College of Science Core Gen. Ed. Requirement, Environmental & Sustainability Studies Certificate; Native American & Indigenous Studies Minor.

EDPS 31500 is a great elective for students wanting to develop their interpersonal skills in an applied manner, while learning more about processes of collaborative leadership. The course is also the first of three in the Certificate in Collaborative Leadership Program. The Certificate in Collaborative Leadership Program consists of three courses: EDPS 31500: Interpersonal Skills, EDPS 31600: Cross-Cultural Settings, and EDPS 31700: Mentoring, and is open to all undergraduate and professional students at Purdue—regardless of major. Those who complete all three courses in the program will receive the Certificate in Collaborative Leadership. To learn more, please visit the website

AMST 20100 Interpreting America:  Social Issues in Immigration.  This course explores how immigration to the United States shapes contemporary U.S. society and culture. Students will be introduced to key immigration concepts, theories, and public policies. We will also analyze the role of government, media, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations in shaping immigrants' lives and experiences in the United States.

GSLA 301/AMST 301 Theories of Global Studies - Theories of Global Studies is a required course for the major in Global Studies, and a general course for all students.   It seeks to understand the term “Globalization” as a description of the modern world, and to provide students intellectual, political and professional help in applying the concept of globalization to their future plan of study and career.  To this end, the course is interdisciplinary, drawing from the natural sciences, sociology, history, literature, women and gender studies, ethnic studies, business.  We will also investigate issues that motivate many of the efforts by scholars, activists, politicians, social movements and non-governmental agencies to think globally: migration, environmental change, labor rights, economic development, human rights.  Our goal is to prepare students to tackle these issues as “world citizens,” and to develop a skill set for thinking and acting upon the world in a global way.  We also seek to give students practical tools for developing forms of political and civic engagement in global communities that may be different than their own lived community experience.

ASAM240/AMST301 INTRODUCTION TO  ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES  What is Asian American Studies? Who are Asian Americans? This course starts with a survey of the lived experiences of those who came as “Strangers From A Different Shore” in the mid-19th century. It continues through the 21st century with a focus upon contemporary issues facing Asian Americans. The course provides students with a chronology and discusses major themes and issues in Asian American history in the U.S. It also helps students develop critical perspectives on issues such as identity, race & ethnicity, and immigration within the U.S. It explores pivotal materials such as novels, magazines, documentaries, and movies in pursuing our academic inquiries.

ENTR 31500:  COURSE DESCRIPTION: Building on concepts learned in ENTR 20000, students work in multidisciplinary teams to develop viable business models for socially focused ventures. Teams collect and analyze primary and secondary research to examine mutual value creation, organizational sustainability, feasibility and measureable social impact. Teams create financial statements that align with a social enterprise business model. Students explore the legal, regulatory, and ethical issues faced by social entrepreneurs.

JWST 330 (HIST 302 and POL 493)  Introduction to Jewish Studies  Spring 2018   An introductory and interdisciplinary course touching on the full range of Jewish experience from antiquity to the present, and representing such fields as anthropology, history, language, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology.   This course is part of the University Core Curriculum (Humanities), and also fulfills the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Racial and Ethnic Diversity Core Requirement.   3 credit hours   Questions?  Contact Dr. Olga Lyanda-Geller at

YDAE 49100, CRN 20983-034 “Cultivating Cultural Competence in the Field of Agriculture” is a newly designed course to connect students with their future fields of employment through the lens of cultural and emotional competencies in communities and the workplace. The course is experiential and community centered offering students real world engagement a variety of ag related fields.  [low lecture, high activity based]. For interested non-Ag students, please note that the course content is applicable to a variety of career paths and majors across campus and assignments are adaptable to all fields and industries.    You and students can learn more at .

The Vet Tech Program is pleased to announce a new course, Veterinary Technology Career Exploration, for students who may be interested in applying for CODO  to Vet Tech.  Veterinary Technology is Veterinary Nursing. It is not a pre-vet major, and does not prepare a student for application to Vet School.  VM 10800 is one credit and will be offered weeks 8-15 of fall semester.  Students will have one hour of class each week in addition to spending time in small groups observing in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, in vet tech instructional labs, and interviewing a veterinary technician.  Pre-requisites: None. This class is not required for CODO, but is encouraged.  Advisors may enter overrides for students to register.

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