What is BASC 449?
It is an independent research project course which integrates both an Arts discipline and a Science discipline.
It is similar to BASC 396 (one term, 3 credits), but it is a more substantial research project (two terms, 6 credits).
Each project will contain a significant research component that requires substantial independent work by the student.
Each research project will have a grading scheme with at least 50% of the grade for the final report.
Students may not take this course under the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) option.
Note that enrolment may be limited. Students are advised to start the application process well before the start of the term and to plan for an alternative course in the case that no suitable project is available.
Who can take BASC 449?
It is open to students in any B.A. & Sc. program.
Prerequisites: at least two courses at the 300-level in each of the two major areas.
Projects must also be approved by the B.A. & Sc. Program Advisory Committee Chair (or designate). This permission will be requested via the Office of Undergraduate Reseach in Science (OURS). Please see the separate page "How does it work?" for these details.
What if my project is not "integrative"?
BASC 449 is an independent research project course which integrates both an Arts discipline and a Science discipline.
If your proposed project is not integrative, please consider a course (research project, independent studies, etc.) offered either by the Faculty of Science (here is a list of Science research courses) or the Faculty of Arts. See also the university-wide course listings and program calendars.
How does BASC 449 count toward my program?
BASC 449 is on the list of Complementary Integrative Courses for the B.A. & Sc. degree.
First, please see:
- How does BASC 449 work?,
- Project list for BASC 449,
- Project proposal form for BASC 449, and
- How to get involved in research (elsewhere, in the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science website).
If you still have questions, please contact:
victor.chisholm [at] mcgill.ca (Victor Chisholm), Undergraduate Research Officer, Tel.: 514-398-5964