If you are interested in learning programming, but find pure programming courses not very exciting, this course is for you.
If you know a little (or a lot of) programming already, but want to learn more about the rules that govern life without having to pick up a traditional academic textbook, this course will also be of interest to you. You will learn some key ideas that form the basis of modern biology, from population genetics to evolutionary biology to infectious disease spread.
No prior programming knowledge needed.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2. The Genes, They Are a-Changin’
The Hardy Weinberg Principle
What Does Boring Look Like?
Chapter 3. Genetic Drift: The Power of Chance
The Randomness of Finite Populations
A Mathematical Formulation of Genetic Drift
Effective Population Size
Chapter 4. Mutation: The Power of Mistakes
The Fixation of Mutations
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.