All students majoring in Human Biology or doing a Certificate in Human Biology must complete a Program Retrospective in HUBI B400 in their senior year. In addition, we encourage students to create a LinkedIn professional profile that incorporates the skills they have accrued in the Human Biology Program.
The Program Retrospective is a 5-7 page narrative that demonstrates your intellectual, personal, and professional growth during your time as a HUBI major at Indiana University. Your narrative should showcase evidence of your competency in relation to the Learning Goals of the Human Biology Program.
- Scientific reasoning
- Use the scientific method to answer a question related to human biology.
- Evaluate others’ research and interpretation of results.
- Connect scientific findings to relevant public issues or problems.
- Knowledge of human biological processes
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic human anatomy and physiological systems.
- Demonstrate knowledge of evolutionary theory.
- Provide examples of how evolutionary processes have contributed to human biology and human biological variation.
- Interdisciplinarity & synthesis
- Show how the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities identify, define and address problems related to human biology differently.
- Demonstrate an ability to combine different modes of inquiry.
- Evaluate the benefits and limitations of different disciplinary approaches to knowledge.
- Collaborative problem solving
- Work together with others to form a strategy to address a human biological problem or research a question in human biology.
- Give useful feedback to others.
- Demonstrate knowledge of a topic in human biology within the context of what is already known.
- Present evidence and arguments from the scientific literature and articulate research clearly in written and oral form to a non-specialist audience.
- Ethical Reasoning
- Identify what ethical issues are raised by a particular problem.
- Identify the implications of the ethical positions you take.
- Use evidence-based arguments to advocate for particular positions.
- Civic Engagement
- Identify the role of science in public discourse and policy.
- Exhibit social responsibility and active citizenship by using knowledge and skills to direct scientific inquiry towards the public good.