Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Seminars

Biology: One Equation at a Time (John A. Berges) [Full]
This seminar is intended to develop mathematical literacy among biology students, but also to introduce students of more mathematically-oriented sciences to the important applications of mathematics in biological sciences, ranging from medicine to marine biology. Goals of the seminar include: developing an appreciation of the critical importance of mathematics in all areas of biology, improving understanding of the application of specific mathematical approaches in biology, increasing confidence in quantitative problem-solving skills.
Foundations of Evolutionary Science (Andrew J. Petto) [Full]
In this course, students will explore modern perspectives on evolutionary science and the ways in which recent scientific discoveries have confirmed, enhanced, and extended the original model of “descent with modification” proposed by Charles Darwin over 150 years ago.