MCD BIO 199A
Directed Research in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Description: Tutorial, 12 hours. Preparation: minimum 3.0 grade-point average in major. Requisites: Life Sciences 3 and 4, or 7A, 7B, 7C, 23L, and 107. Course 199A is requisite to 199B, which is requisite to 199C, which is requisite to 199D. Limited to juniors/seniors. Department majors may enroll with sponsorship from department faculty members or preapproved outside faculty members. Other junior/senior life sciences majors may enroll only for research projects in laboratories with department faculty sponsors. Supervised individual research under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating research project designed to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of some phase of molecular, cell, and developmental biology. Must be taken for at least two terms and for total of at least 8 units. Individual contract required. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 199B). Students may elect to enroll in additional research through courses 199C and 199D (letter grading). Report on progress must be presented to department each term 199A through 199D course is taken.