Introductory course in quantitative biology for lower division undergraduates. A range of biological topics are covered including plant pathology, ion channels, HIV, primate sexuality, and protein phylogenetics. Students are assumed to have completed two quarters of undergraduate calculus. An introductory course in statistics would be useful. Math skills used include graphing, probability, correlation, arrays, logarithms, and ordinary differential equations. The discrete teaching modules are designed to be self-contained lab exercises. The modules are written as Mathcad documents that the students complete for credit. Thus, students must have access to Mathcad (version 13 or higher). PDF versions of the modules are also provided for demonstration purposes.
Each module has one or more background modules (mini-modules) associated with it. Details can be found on the individual module pages. With the exception of "Introduction to Mathcad", the modules are designed to operate more or less independently of one another. So the order given below can be changed to accommodate teaching preferences.