499E - Research Methodology

Research methodology is a year long 499 Course designed for Biology Majors who are members of Commonwealth Honors College and who are seeking to complete the Thesis portion of the DH requirements with a faculty initiated seminar course. Students who choose this option will enroll in 499E in Fall and 499F in Spring. To complete the 499E all students are required to complete Bioimaging laboratory class, in order to learn the needed microscopy skills to perform cell biological research. During the fall semester, students will initiate a literature review, learn about experimental design, and any additional methods necessary for the completion of the research phase of the project. In the Spring semester students will continue with independent research and write their thesis.

Prerequisite: Biology 285.

Please fill out the form below. For any course listed that you have taken AT UMASS AMHERST, please indicate the semester the course was taken and the grade you received.

Enrollment will be on a rolling basis until the course is filled. When your application has been accepted you will be notified by the instructor.

For those courses you have not taken, please leave spaces blank. If you have any issues with this form, please contact Susan Clevenger at suec@bio.umass.edu or 413-545-2287.

Course Schedule:
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:25PM - 4:25PM

Integrated Science Building room 360

Please indicate what your cumulative GPA is as of Fall 2014.

If you have not taken this course, or plan on taking it in Fall 2014, please indicate it on this textfield.

Format should be: Course Name, Course ID (e.g. Biochem 523), Semester Taken, Grade

Seniors can elect to enroll in both semesters of this course offering as their Commonwealth College Capstone requirement. The fall semester offering is open to everyone, even if you don't elect to use the course as your capstone.