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Directed Reading in Biology

This course allows a student with a substantial background in biology (usually a junior or senior major) to pursue intensive readings of the original scientific literature in a specific area of study not represented in the Biology curriculum or not offered during the student's attendance at Davidson.  The course frequently culminates in a substantial paper and/or oral presentation.  Admission is by consent of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic then closely supervises and evaluates the student's work.  The student develops a written plan of study (syllabus) in collaboration with the faculty member following the guidelines on the Independent Course Contract form available through the Registrar.  BIO 370 may be repeated on a different topic with the chair's permission. 


Successful completion of at least one course above BIO 200.