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BIOL 410 - Modeling in the Life Sciences

(4.00)
Humans possess a superior ability to generate new knowledge by extrapolating from past experiences and creating and manipulating abstract models. This natural ability reaches its full potential when it is enhanced with the scientific tools of experimental design, mathematics, logic, and computer simulation. BIOL 410 will be offered as an introduction to the science (and art) of creating and using quantitative models. It will include classroom lectures, activities and computer-based exercises intended to illustrate and implement the five basic elements of scientific modeling: experimental design, data acquisition and analysis, model formulation, and simulation. The primary objective of this course will be to engage students in an environment structured to use quantitative models to solve practical problems in biology and biochemistry. This course will not have as objectives to teach formal mathematics, computer programming, or computer science.

Course ID: 102053
Consent: No Special Consent Required
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Writing Intensive (GEP)
Prerequisite/Corequisite: You must complete BIOL 142  and BIOL 302  and BIOL 303  and [CHEM 101  or CHEM 101H ] and [STAT 350  or STAT 355  or MATH 151  or MATH 155 ] and [ENGL 100  or equivalent], all with a grade of “C” or better.



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