MW 2:00 - 3:20
This course is designed as an introduction to computational life sciences and will focus on computational methods for addressing problems in the fields of epidemiology and public health. Current epidemic models and research will be explored in these areas.
Software: Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, NetLogo, GraphViz, Perl (All software is available on lab computers in Bolin; most software is available for free download)
Additional Material: A USB stick will be necessary to turn in programs. Avoid using a U3 Cruzer stick as these do not always work in the labs. Manila envelopes necessary to turn in programming assignments.
Tests (2) 30% (15% each)
Final Exam 20%
Assignments and programs will be accepted late up to two weeks after the due date with a penalty of 5 points per day. Late work will not be accepted for credit after two weeks from the due date.
Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar and the MSU Undergraduate Bulletin for university policies on academic dishonesty, class attendance, student rights and activities.
Disability Policy: In accordance with the law, MSU provides academic accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Students with disabilities must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided. The DSS office is located in Clark Student Center, Room 168, phone 397-4140.
Counseling Center: MSU offers personal, group, career, and academic counseling. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these free services by contacting the Counseling Center: Room 108 Clark Student Center, 397-4618, firstname.lastname@example.org.