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William W Parson
BIOC 540
Seattle Campus

Literature Review

Emphasizes critical evaluation of original articles in the literature. For first-year graduate students in biochemistry and students of other science departments, with permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with BMSD 540; A.

Class description

The main aim of BIOC/BMSD 540 is to help you sharpen your skills at reading and writing research papers.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The faculty member who is in charge of the session will assign one or two papers for discussion, and we’ll distribute photocopies or pdf files of the papers to you the previous week. The format of the discussion will vary from week to week.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

There will be short written assignments for most of the sessions.

Writing assignments and contributions to the discussions.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by William W Parson
Date: 09/17/2004