Basic overview of viral infections, symptoms, mutations, and viral life cycles, and how politics, history, and culture can affect the spread of viral epidemics. Second block will provide a meaningful research experience using techniques from differential calculus to model viral epidemics and provide a deeper understanding of how calculus-based ideas fit into a biological context. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
Prerequisite: High School Calculus, Mathematics 125, Mathematics 126, or consent of instructor.
|Term||Block||Title||Instructor||Location||Student Limit/ Available||Updated|
|Fall 2017||Block 1||Viruses: The Biology and Mathematical Modeling of Epidemics||Ralph Bertrand, David Brown||Barnes Science Center 114||16/0||02/14/2018|
|Fall 2018||Block 1||Viruses: The Biology and Mathematical Modeling of Epidemics||Ralph Bertrand, David Brown||TBA||16/16||02/14/2018|