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Biophysics course in 2-year colleges

  1. Sep 18, 2017 #1
    Is anyone here familiar with teaching Biophysics or biology/life-science focused physics courses in a two-year institution? We have problem of low enrollment in the traditional physics course - i.e. both in algebra-based and calc. based physics courses! But we have very healthy enrollments in our life science area. I am concerned and was exploring a physics course that might attract students of life-sciences. Like to hear your ideas and thoughts on this. We are in Maryland by the way.
    Thank you!
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  3. Sep 23, 2017 #2
    Thanks for the thread! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post? The more details the better.
  4. Oct 28, 2017 #3
    Many biology majors are scared of physics and math, and avoid them when they can. Perhaps you need to create an attractive feed on your website to explain how living functions are based on the laws of physics and chemistry and how the three topics are essential for the real understanding of living processes. You need to present the integration of physics and biology in friendly terms (motility, surface phenomena, self aggregation, elasticity, passive/active transport, and so on).
  5. Nov 1, 2017 #4


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