BSCI238F: "Introduction to Python Programming for the Life Sciences" Interest Form
Please complete this short form if you are interested in receiving more information about the planned Fall 2022 student-taught, one credit course (STIC) "Introduction to Python Programming for the Life Sciences", taught by Rakshita Balaji and Garmani Thein.
By signing up, you will receive access to the tentative syllabus and opportunities to learn more about the course from the student instructors. The course info is also available on the "Schedule of Classes" on Testudo, and Rakshita and Garmani will be keeping both registrants and students on the waitlist updated about the course.
Given the integration of technology and big data with the sciences and their impact on society, as well as the major pivot to remote and simulated research caused by the pandemic, learning basic programming is becoming a critical skill for students in the life sciences. BSCI238F is for undergraduate life sciences students with little-to-no programming experience who are looking to start building a strong computational foundation starting with Python, while exploring how programming is used in the broader context of the life sciences, research, and healthcare. The course will also touch on ethical coding, the issues around big data and data privacy, and how they overlap with the responsibilities of a scientist. Students will also leave this course with an understanding of how programming can fit into their career plans.
Thanks so much for your interest and hope to see you in the course!