biofundametnals overview


Biofundamentals™ is a freely available one-semester course whose goal is a more conceptually coherent, analytical, and engaging introduction to modern biology (testimonial).

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Biofundamentals™ (© 2007-2015) is part of a broader redesign effort of core courses in the sciences and mathematics that includes CLUE: Chemistry, life, the universe & everything, CSM: Calculus, Systems, & Modeling (developed by Eric Stade, Math @ UC Boulder), and (eventually) a more relevant to life science, and perhaps most students) physics course ("Evolving Physics").


We think the way we do because Socrates
thought the way he did.
- Bettany Hughes
be socratic