Course Announcements


BIOL 436 Neurobiology
Summer 2019
June 24 – Aug 2, 2019 (6 week module)
MTTh 11:00 am-12:50 pm; LILY G-458

Course Instructor: Dr. Daniel Suter
Neurobiology Lecture Course usually offered in the Fall Semester


BTNY 285 “Plants and Civilization”; Spring Semester; 3 cr. Tues/Thurs [formerly BTNY 201] Instructor: Dr. Nick Carpita, Dept. Botany & Plant Pathology This course, intended primarily for non-majors, covers the history of agriculture, with focus on the centers of origin of our major food, fiber, and medicinal plants, and their historical, cultural, and economic relevance. The course also surveys the biology of crop plants, with respect to taxonomy, anatomy, cell structure, physiology, development, and genetics. Discussions also center on the roles plant biotechnology may play in sustainable agriculture and in helping to alleviate problems caused by overpopulation and ecological stress.

BMS - 23700 - Domestic Animals Physiology With Clinical Correlations I  

This course is for you if you are one of the following: Pre-vet student, animal science major, wildlife major, biological sciences and biomedical engineering student or a pre-med interested in learning about mammalian physiology how understanding of physiology can help in treatment of disease. The courses will also help you how the body of your pets works, they are just like us!

Further, this course will give you a  good base for understanding physiology.

What will you learn in these courses and be able to do?

  • You will learn about the function of the cell and body fluids

  • You will identify blood cells and list their functions and the function of the plasma

  • You will be explain how your body gets energy, defending itself against invading disease causing agents.

  • You will describe the brain, how nerves communicate with each other and how muscles contract and relax

  •  You will be to explain how the heart works and  how blood circulates and exchange nutrients  with the tissues

  • You will be able to explain the different organs of the digestion system and their functions, and food is digested and absorbed

  • You will learn about how the system of the body work together to make the body happy!  

  • You will go through real world cases (playing detective!) to understand how clinical cases are approached and solved. You will see the importance of physiology in solving clinical cases of disease

Credit Hours:

Course is offered for non-credit (upon completion of the course and scoring 70% or better in exams, you will receive a certificate); course is also offered for credit (Credit Hours: 2.00)

Course Description:

The course is one of two online courses (BMS 237, 2 Cr, and BMS 238, 2 Cr) designed to help undergraduate students learn applied veterinary physiology with clinical correlations. The targeted undergraduate students are: Prevet, students, animal science majors, wildlife majors, and other interested students in biological sciences and biomedical engineering. The courses (BMS237 and BMS 238) allow “flexibility in timing, control, and access for the learner to interact with the online content. The online course is designed to maximize the learner’s opportunities for learning”. The course material is designed to suit the e-learning environment and cover the entire veterinary physiology in two courses, two credit each.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. List the components of blood and their functions

  2. Describe the organs and specific functions of the r the functions of the nervous system, muscle, the cardiovascular system; and the digestive system.

  3. Explain how each system physiological processes of each system are regulated

  4. Apply understanding of basic physiological concepts to appreciate solving problems or clinical cases

Introducing:  BMS - 20100 - Applied Domestic Animal Anatomy With Clinical Correlations I and BMS - 20200 - Applied Domestic Animal Anatomy With Clinical
Correlations II  
About the Courses:
Are you interested in veterinary school or graduate school? Or do you just like animals and have a general curiosity of how they are put together, and how they function. In these courses you can understand the anatomy affiliated with many common clinical conditions that affect domesticated animals.
Such as-
-        Learn basic anatomy that will be applicable to, and ease your transition into, veterinary school
-        Learn the positions of organs and major structures in the living animal to an extent where you will be able to place your hands on any location on a live dog/cat/cow/horse and know what bones and organs lie underneath your hands
-        Learn what actually is done to your dog or cat when she or he is spayed or neutered (example of clinical correlate, many of these in the courses)
-        Learn what are the advantages/disadvantages of moving on 4 legs versus 2 legs (example of general applied comparative anatomy to help you understand form and function in the big picture, many of these in the courses)
These courses are 100% online and will address the topics above and many more. Content will be delivered in an interactive fashion using a web-based application.

TRY  PORTUGUESE  @  PURDUE  You will love it!   SPRING SEMESTER  2019 PTGS 102 – 1st level – 3 credits – M T W F  - 10:30am *PTGS 105 – 1st+2nd  levels – 3  credits M W F 12:30pm PTGS 202 – 4th  level – 3 credits – M W F  - 2:30pm PTGS 301/302 5th/6th levels – 3 credits M W F 3:30pm •For Spanish speakers or natives of romance languages.  Look what students say about PTGS:   “Very interactive, not just lectures”;  “The class is enjoyable and challenging without being overly difficult”;  “I feel I am learning a lot. I like how we are submerged in the language. It is fun + interesting”;  “The instructor uses fun and interesting ways to teach the class”;  “I’m learning quickly and efficiently in a fun way”;  “The class is engaged the entire time”;  “I love this class, very hands on”.

PTGS 105 – Accelerated Portuguese (101+102) 3 credits – M W F  - 12:30pm  No placement test needed

PHPR 48900 - Complementary & Alternative Medicine R 10:30-11:20; Credit Hours: 1.00; CRN: 31014 Instructor (Primary):  Koh-Knox, Cynthia P. This course is intended to expose students in health care fields to alternative health care practices used by people around the world.  Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of the theoretical foundations of the profession and apply these to individual practice settings. 2. Meld theory and abilities in the practice setting to enhance positive patient outcomes. 3. Examine issues rationally, logically, and coherently; acquire, evaluate, and synthesize information and knowledge relevant to an identified problem; and make sound decisions in both familiar and unfamiliar contexts. 4. Read, write, speak, listen, and use media and appropriate technologies to send and respond effectively to communications for varied audiences and purposes. 5. Demonstrate sensitivity to personal values and ethical principles in professional and social contexts. 6. Demonstrate an understanding of self, the strengths and challenges of cultural diversity, and the historic responses of society in times of rapid change. 7. Effectively self-assess and satisfy learning and continuous professional development on a continuing basis. 8. Demonstrate effective interpersonal and intergroup behaviors in a variety of situations and circumstances.

New course for spring of 2019 Boilermakers: The Many Histories of Purdue University This course explores 150 years of Purdue University (1869-2019) in order to celebrate the anniversary year and to analyze and interpret the university's many achievements and challenges. We survey the history of the campus and its alumni over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, centered on Purdue’s Land Grant traditions and its advances in Agriculture, Engineering, the Sciences, Management, and Liberal Arts. We will locate the many dimensions of Purdue within the rich history of American higher education and its global influences. We will also be conducting hands-on research in the Purdue Archives and Libraries, as well as offering opportunities for journalist-style interviews. Students will research and write on one focused topic of interest, as for example: a biography of a leading Purdue personality or famous alumnus;aeronautics at the airport; aerospace achievements; Purdue at war and military service; famous university events, like the Bug Bowl or the Christmas Show; sororities and fraternities; student protests; the history of an academic department (like Physics or Chemistry) or a studies program (Jewish, Women’s, and African-American); religion on campus; university rivalries; campus traditions; and Purdue football or basketball traditions. History 395. Spring of 2019. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30 to 11:20 am, University Hall room 319. For more information, please write to Professor Michael G. Smith,

I wanted to let you all know that for Spring 2018 we do have spots for students outside of Exploratory Studies to take our EDPS 105 class – Academic & Career Planning

In this class, students will learn more about themselves through a series of assessments and active learning activities.  They will also learn how to research both majors and careers in order to evaluate fit. 

 If you have really undecided students, we would rather see them just go ahead and CODO to us so we can help that student more directly (we have super easy and open CODO requirements and process!).  However, if you have students who want to stay in their current college/major but also want to take this class to explore options, they can!

 Here is how they get a spot:

 1)    Direct your students to add the class in scheduling assistant when they are registering.

2)    This will create a ‘departmental permission required’ registration error. 

3)    Have the student request an override and write a reason they want to take the class in the ‘request notes’ box.

4)    I will review the override request and grant it so they can add the class.

5)    Tell them to please be patient – it may take me a little bit to get to their request but I will get to it.  I don’t really deny any student access to the class but we use the override system to balance the 4 sections we offer so that the sections are relatively even etc.

AMST 101 American and the World (Written Communication)

AMST 201 Intro to American Studies (Human Cultures: Humanities)

AMST 301 Intro to Asian American Studies (Human Cultures: Humanities)

AMST 325 Sport, Innovation, and Technology (Human Cultures: Humanities and Science, Technology, & Society)

Your advisor can send you a flyer if you are interested in a course in AMST above.

BCHM 10100 “Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory” Instructor: Dr. Vikki Weake Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry Credit Hours: 1 Day and Time: Wednesday 1:30PM – 4:30PM Room: BCHM 112 Brief Course Description: BCHM 10100 is an entry-level laboratory course to help freshmen students become interested and excited about scientific research, and at the same time, gain the skills necessary to become better prepared for undergraduate research opportunities. In this laboratory, you will perform real-world experiments to identify single base-pair changes in a DNA sequence that can change a protein-protein interaction. During this process, you will learn common laboratory skills such as pipetting, centrifugation, and sterile technique. You will also learn how to display and interpret scientific results in written form. This course will be helpful for students who are interested in exploring careers in human or veterinary medicine, plant or animal sciences, pharmacy, nutrition or in biology research. No prior laboratory experience is necessary. This course will be especially helpful to students who would like to be well prepared for their independent research projects. This is an introductory 100-level course and has the prerequisite that students must have taken or be taking concurrently BCHM 10000 “Introduction to Biochemistry”. Eligible students should be in their freshman or sophomore year.

“MGMT 411H: Investment MGMT Honors”  is now officially in the Spring schedule. 
It is a 3 credit class meeting between 2:50pm-4:40 pm MWF in the second half of the spring semester (03/04/19-04/27/19). 

Cultivating Cultural Competence in the Field of AgriCULTURE YDAE 49100-008 : CRN: 21968 employers are seeking culturally competent employees who are capable of working in diverse environments. to recognize your own and other’s perspectives and effectively adapt behaviors to meet the needs of a diverse society. real world skills that will set you apart from other candidates in the job market. Increase your cultural competence! 3 credits Today’s Learn Why take this course? Gain Distance Learning October 17- December 8 Instructor: Dr. Shalyse Iseminger




ARAB 281 – Intro to Islamic Civilization and Culture

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

CHNS 280 – Chinese Culture and Civilization

CHNS 281 – Chinese Food Culture, part II

CHNS 285 – Chinese Calligraphy, part II

CHNS 330 – Chinese Film

CLCS 230 – Greek Literature in Translation

CLCS 333 -  Comparative Mythology

CLCS 234 – Medical/Scientific Terminology from Greek and Latin Roots

CLCS 237 – Gender/Sexuality in Greek & Roman Antiquity

CLCS 380 – Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World

CLCS 385 – Science, Medicine, Magic in the Ancient World

GER 330 – German Film

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

ITAL 330 – Italian Film

ITAL 333 – The Spirit of Italian Comedy

JPNS 280 – Modern Japanese Civilization

LC 235 – East Asian Literature in Translation

LC 261 – Introduction to the Linguistic Study of Foreign Languages

LC 333 – The Middle Ages on Film

LC 361 – Sound and Form in Language ( = LING 311)

LC 570 – Introduction to Semiotics

LC 575 – Second-Language Acquisition

LC 596 – Acoustics of Speech

LC 596 – Second-Language Speech

RUSS 381 – Russian Culture and Civilization – 1917 to Present

RUSS 593 - Dostoevsky

JWST 330 (HIST 302 and POL 493) Introduction to Jewish Studies TR 10:30-11:45 Spring 2019   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.

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