|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:
||Biology Department Faculty Members
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:
||credits 4(hrs lect 0 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 4)
||Independent full-year research project carried out under the mentorship of a faculty member. This project may be an
independent research project in the laboratories at the University or a cooperative project with another
laboratory or agency. Upon completion of the project, the results are presented in the form of a senior thesis and a
seminar. The BIOL 497 thesis research can also be carried out in a summer of full-time research work at The King's University
College laboratories or as an intern.
Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
The BIOL 497 final grades are arrived at in consultation with all faculty members in the Biology Department.
|Amount and quality of the work
Depending on the nature of the project, individual supervisors might allocate a certain percentage to a lab/field notebook.
Meeting - All Biol and Chem 49x students meet to hear about the various
research projects within the Faculty of Natural Sciences
Contract - After meeting with your supervisor and having them approve
your project, complete the contract form (on Moodle). You will have 3
copies of this form - one for you, one for your supervisor and one to
be handed in to Dr. Martin-Visscher
- Progress Report &
Literature Review - The progress report will be in the form of a 5
minute oral presentation to a small group of other 494/497 students and
one or two faculty members. Submit your Literature Review to your
Report - Submit this to your supervisor. This report should include:
Introduction/Background, Experimental methods, Results and discussion
of initial experiments, References. You may also be required to submit
your notebook - it will be returned within a week.
Report - The progress report will be in the form of a 5 minute oral
presentation to a small group of other 494/497 students and one or two
- First Draft of Final Paper - Submit this to your supervisor. Include the title and abstract for your project.
Paper and Presentation - Submit this to your supervisor. Be sure to
include your final title, abstract and powerpoint presentation. E-mail
your title and abstract to Dr. Martin-Visscher.
- Science 49x
Presentation Day - You must have your powerpoint on USB and uploaded to
your room's computer by 12:15 pm at the latest! You are responsible for
ensuring that your file is displaying properly. If using your own
laptop, you are responsible for ensuring compatibility with LCD
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.