BCMB 40100. INTRODUCTION TO INDEPENDENT STUDY: This course focuses on scientific writing, experimental design, and informational retrieval systems, including accessing and evaluating the growing collection of molecular databases. Students explore the literature related to their proposed senior I.S. thesis through a series of structured writing assignments that culminate in a research proposal for the senior project. In addition, students learn the mechanics of scientific presentations and give a brief seminar on their proposed project. Annually. Spring.