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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

BIOL-L 112: Foundations of Biology: Biological Mechanisms (DIS)
Professor Amy Berndtson*
Section 10736 W 6:00-7:30pm BH 240


Dr. Amy Berndtson is offering an honor discussion section (#10736) for her BIOL-L 112 Foundations of Biological Mechanisms course during SPRING 2018. Grades in the course will be based on a student's performance in the regular lecture component of the course.

However, during the honors discussion section, students will review course materials from the lecture, then tackle readings from The Gene: An intimate history by Siddhartha Mukherjee, an oncologist and professor at Columbia University. Dr. Mukherjee is an award-winning science writer that recently won the Pulitzer Prize for his critically acclaimed book, Cancer: The emperor of all maladies.

Students will be assigned weekly readings from The Gene: An intimate history that include discussion questions to enhance class participation. In addition, students will work in small groups to explore one specific topic from the readings in greater detail, and present their findings through an oral presentation. Honors credit will be assigned to students that precipitate in class discussions and fulfill the goals of the course

Feel free to contact Dr. Berndtson if you have any questions about the honor section of her BIOL-L 112 course. To receive permission to register for the course, please email Alice Eads within the Biology Advising Office (

Section 4371
Section 4371