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MSCI-365 Biology for Biomimicry

3 Credits

This course will explore biology from a functional perspective, and will teach the fundamentals of learning from the natural world. We share this planet with millions of other species, all who have adapted to their own habitat and have a unique set of strategies and mechanisms that have enabled them to survive. In this course, students will spend time learning about and learning from these organisms. Learning about refers to only understanding the basic organism information (name, habitat, natural history), whereas learning from requires a closer look into WHAT and HOW each organism survives and thrives. We will address both of these approaches in this course, in order to equip students with the skills to apply these learnings to your own design discipline.