Biology 361 = Computer Science 361
Bryn Mawr College, Spring 2009
Welcome to the home page for a one-semester course at Bryn Mawr College, spring semester, 2009. Students (and visitors) should be aware that this is a "non-traditional" science course is several respects.
- "Emergence" is an evolving interdisciplinary exploration rather than an existing and well-defined field of study. Students will accordingly be expected to work with each other and faculty in the identification and exploration of relevant materials, and will make available on the web a critical commentary on one of a number of books discussing this newly evolving field.
- Concepts in this area are largely dependent on the development of intuitions gained by making and observing computer models. Students will accordingly devote a significant amount of their time to the exploration and development of such models, and will be expected to complete a final modelling project in a form suitable for public display on the web.
- Students will also be expected to contribute to the education of others in this class and elsewhere by regular participation in a public on line forum for ongoing discussion of conversations, readings and other course activities.
Midterm paper and presentation 30 %