Biofundamentals™ is an attempt to build a more conceptually coherent, rigorous and engaging introductory course in modern biology (testimonial).

We are currently transforming Biofundamentals into a book and building enhanced beSocratic activities, which should be ready by late Summer 2014. We also hope to have the course available on Albio.co and maybe even supported by Highlighter (again) by that point.

Videos on using the text & constructing arguments.


Each reading includes questions to answer and ponder, as well as a beSocratic activities designed to help you consolidate your learning (access to beSocratic is currently restricted to UC Boulder students). Class time is spent considering the most difficult ideas.

Our goal is not to sort students but improve teaching by placing difficult ideas in a coherent context.

Troll evolution animation

Biofundamentals™ is part of a larger curricular redesign effort that includes CLUE: Chemistry, life, the universe & everything, and CSM: Calculus, Systems, and Modeling (developed by Eric Stade, Math @ CU Boulder) perhaps a more relevant physics course based on the evolution of physics.


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