- On the Analysis and Improvement of Calculus for Life Science
- Kang, Hye-Jeong ; Kim, Do-Han ; Seo, Seung-Hyun ; Ahn, Heung-Ju ; Choe, Kwang-Seok ;
- Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2006, Pages 503~521
Abstract
'Calculus for Life Science' is one of the calculus courses for students majoring life science in Seoul National University. Contrary to the other calculus courses for students in natural sciences and engineerings, in 'Calculus for life Science' we have primarily chosen computer-based curriculum that is useful to life science and so we have tried to fulfill the requirements of the students majoring life science. Like this, we are of the opinion that there are diverse requirements in life science as well as other majors in basic mathematical education of the university. Upon this view, in this research, we consider the present conditions, the points at issue and study improvements of them. In section II and III, we introduce briefly the present 'Calculus for Life Science' focused on the curriculum. In section IV, according to the course evaluations and questionnaire, we make an analysis of the present condition and the points at issue of 'Calculus for Life Science'. In section V and VI, we present the improvements of the curriculum and the several education environments.