Summer 2019 - MBB 491 D100

Individual Study Semester (5)

Class Number: 3093

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    MBB 308 or MBB 309W and permission of the MBB department. Upper level standing in an MBB major or honours program is required.



Part time laboratory research in an area of molecular biology or biochemistry. MBB 491-5 can be taken as a stand-alone course by MBB majors, or as the first of two courses for Option B of an honours thesis. MBB 491 coursework will include the preparation of a research proposal, a report on the results of the project and an oral presentation of the research. Before seeking approval for enrollment in this course, the student should obtain the agreement of an MBB faculty member that he/she is willing to supervise the project and prepare in collaboration with the supervisor, a one-page Letter of Intent stating the nature of the research project.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

  • For help with writing, learning and study strategies please contact the Student Learning Commons at
  • Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (778-782-3112 or e-mail:

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.