Biology | Integr Freshman Lrng Exp II
H112 | 0542 | Innes, R and G. Rebec
Course format: Lab: 9:30A-10:45A, T, JH 249 and 9:30A-12:30P, R, JH 249.
Requirements: Registration by approval only.
Course description: H112 is the second semester of a two-term sequence
open only to those students accepted to the IFLE project
(http://hhmi.bio.indiana.edu/ifle/index.html) and who have completed
H111. These courses are combined lab and lecture courses that stress
the development of inquiry skills. This two semester sequence is
divided into three 10-week modules, with the middle module spanning
both fall and spring semesters. Module I focuses on protein structure
and function, and how the properties of macromolecules relate to the
functions of cells and organisms. Module II focuses on genes and
genetics, and how mutations in genes get translated into changes at
the organismal level. Module III focuses on neurocircuits and
behavior. In all three modules, students define specific questions
that they wish to answer, and use state-of-the art laboratory
equipment to help derive answers to these questions. Each module
culminates in a written report that comprises the majority of the
Required text: Students are not required to purchase a specific text.
Multiple texts are available on reserve for the class.