Feb 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

CSCI005GR HM - Introduction to Biology and Computer Science


Credit(s): 3

Instructor(s): Libeskind-Hadas, Wu, Bush (Biology)

Offered: Fall

Description: This course introduces fundamental concepts from the Core course CSCI005 HM  using biology as the context for those computational ideas. Students see both the intellectual and practical connections between these two disciplines and write computer programs to explore biological phenomena. Biology topics include the basics of bio­chemistry, the central dogma, population genetics, molecular evolution, metabolism, regulation, and phylogenetics. Computer science material includes basic data types and control structures, recursion, dynamic programming, and an introduction to automata and computability. This course fulfills the computer science Core requirement at Harvey Mudd College. It does not fulfill the Harvey Mudd biology Core requirement.