This course allows students with limited backgrounds in college-level biology courses (typically before completing one or both BIO 11# introductory courses) to pursue a specific area of biological study not represented in the Biology curriculum or not offered during the student's attendance at Davidson.  Enrollment in the course occurs through Handshake application to individual faculty members, after which permission of the supervising faculty member may be granted. The faculty member reviews applications, offers positions as appropriate, and then approves individual student topics, and closely supervises and evaluates the student's reading and learning throughout the semester.  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 online through the Registrar's Office. 


With permission of the Biology chair, one course numbered BIO15# or BIO17# may be applied to satisfy an elective course within the Biology major. Apply through Handshake.

Class Details
Course BIO 170
Section 0
CRN 10050
Time TBA
Instructor S Staff
Max 5
Current 0
Remaining 5
Semester Fall 2021