ANTHRO 116: Data Analysis for Quantitative Research (ANTHRO 216)
An introduction to numeric methods in Anthropology and related fields employing the Data Desk statistics package to test hypotheses and to explore data. Examples chosen from the instructor¿s research and other relevant projects. No statistical background is necessary, but a working knowledge of algebra is important. Topics covered include: Frequency Distributions; Measures of Central Tendency, Dispersion, and Variability; Probability and Probability Distributions; Statistical Inference, Comparisons of Sample Means and Standard Deviations; Analysis of Variance; Contingency Tables, Comparisons of Frequencies; Correlation and Regression; Principal Components Analysis; Discriminant Analysis; and Cluster Analysis. Grading based on takehome problem sets.
Terms: Aut

Units: 5

UG Reqs: GER:DBSocSci, WAYAQR

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Klein, R. (PI)
ANTHRO 130D: Spatial Approaches to Social Science (ANTHRO 230D, POLISCI 241S, URBANST 124)
This multidisciplinary course combines different approaches to how GIS and spatial tools can be applied in social science research. We take a collaborative, project oriented approach to bring together technical expertise and substantive applications from several social science disciplines. The course aims to integrate tools, methods, and current debates in social science research and will enable students to engage in critical spatial research and a multidisciplinary dialogue around geographic space.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2018

Units: 5

UG Reqs: WAYAQR, WAYSI

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
APPPHYS 61: Science as a Creative Process (BIO 61)
What is the process of science, and why does creativity matter? We'll delve deeply into the applicability of science in addressing a vast range of realworld problems. This course is designed to teach the scientific method as it's actually practiced by working scientists. It will cover how to ask a wellposed question, how to design a good experiment, how to collect and interpret quantitative data, how to recover from error, and how to communicate findings. Facts matter! Course topics will include experimental design, statistics and statistical significance, formulating appropriate controls, modeling, peer review, and more. The course will incorporate a significant handson component featuring device fabrication, testing, and measurement. Among other "Dorm Science" activities, we'll be distributing Arduino microcontroller kits and electronic sensors, then use these items, along with other materials, to complete a variety of group and individual projects outside the classroom. The final course assignment will be to develop and write a scientific grant proposal to test a studentselected myth or scientific controversy. Although helpful, no prior experience with electronics or computer programming is required. Recommended for freshmen.
Terms: Aut

Units: 4

UG Reqs: WAYAQR, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
BIO 61: Science as a Creative Process (APPPHYS 61)
What is the process of science, and why does creativity matter? We'll delve deeply into the applicability of science in addressing a vast range of realworld problems. This course is designed to teach the scientific method as it's actually practiced by working scientists. It will cover how to ask a wellposed question, how to design a good experiment, how to collect and interpret quantitative data, how to recover from error, and how to communicate findings. Facts matter! Course topics will include experimental design, statistics and statistical significance, formulating appropriate controls, modeling, peer review, and more. The course will incorporate a significant handson component featuring device fabrication, testing, and measurement. Among other "Dorm Science" activities, we'll be distributing Arduino microcontroller kits and electronic sensors, then use these items, along with other materials, to complete a variety of group and individual projects outside the classroom. The final course assignment will be to develop and write a scientific grant proposal to test a studentselected myth or scientific controversy. Although helpful, no prior experience with electronics or computer programming is required. Recommended for freshmen.
Terms: Aut

Units: 4

UG Reqs: WAYAQR, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Block, S. (PI)
;
Stearns, T. (PI)
BIO 108: Essential Statistics for Human Biology (HUMBIO 85A)
Introduction to statistical concepts and methods that are essential to the study of questions in biology, environment, health and related areas. The course will teach and use the computer language R and Python (you learn both, choose one). Topics include distributions, probabilities, likelihood, linear models; illustrations will be based on recent research.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Spring 2016

Units: 4

UG Reqs: WAYAQR

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
BIO 141: Biostatistics (STATS 141)
Introductory statistical methods for biological data: describing data (numerical and graphical summaries); introduction to probability; and statistical inference (hypothesis tests and confidence intervals). Intermediate statistical methods: comparing groups (analysis of variance); analyzing associations (linear and logistic regression); and methods for categorical data (contingency tables and odds ratio). Course content integrated with statistical computing in R.
Terms: Aut

Units: 35

UG Reqs: GER:DBMath, WAYAQR

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Siegmund, D. (PI)
BIO 183: Theoretical Population Genetics (BIO 283)
Models in population genetics and evolution. Selection, random drift, gene linkage, migration, and inbreeding, and their influence on the evolution of gene frequencies and chromosome structure. Models are related to DNA sequence evolution. Prerequisites: calculus and linear algebra, or consent of instructor.
Terms: alternate years, given next year, last offered Winter 2018

Units: 3

UG Reqs: WAYAQR, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
BIOE 42: Physical Biology
BIOE 42 is designed to introduce students to general engineering principles that have emerged from theory and experiments in biology. Topics covered will cover the scales from molecules to cells to organisms, including fundamental principles of entropy, diffusion, and continuum mechanics. These topics will link to several biological questions, including DNA organization, ligand binding, cytoskeletal mechanics, and the electromagnetic origin of nerve impulses. In all cases, students will learn to develop toy models that can explain quantitative measurements of the function of biological systems. Prerequisites:
MATH 19, 20, 21
CHEM 31A, B (or 31X),
PHYSICS 41; strongly recommended:
CS 106A,
CME 100 or
MATH 51, and
CME 106; or instructor approval.
Terms: Spr

Units: 4

UG Reqs: WAYAQR, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
BIOE 101: Systems Biology (BIOE 210)
Complex biological behaviors through the integration of computational modeling and molecular biology. Topics: reconstructing biological networks from highthroughput data and knowledge bases. Network properties. Computational modeling of network behaviors at the small and large scale. Using model predictions to guide an experimental program. Robustness, noise, and cellular variation. Prerequisites:
CME 102;
BIO 82,
BIO 84; or consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut

Units: 3

UG Reqs: WAYAQR

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Covert, M. (PI)
BIOE 102: Physical Biology of Macromolecules
Principles of statistical physics, thermodynamics, and kinetics with applications to molecular biology. Topics include entropy, temperature, chemical forces, enzyme kinetics, free energy and its uses, self assembly, cooperative transitions in macromolecules, molecular machines, feedback, and accurate replication. Prerequisites:
MATH 19, 20, 21;
CHEM 31A, B (or 31X); strongly recommended:
PHYSICS 41,
CME 100 or
MATH 51, and
CME 106; or instructor approval.
Terms: Win

Units: 4

UG Reqs: WAYAQR, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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