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Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle

UC Davis Summer Abroad is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating both traditional lectures with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting. Students will earn 8* quarter units in five weeks; therefore, students should expect a rigorous academic course work that is enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities. Auditing is not an option. 

Students on Summer Abroad programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 

See Academics to learn more about applying Summer Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements. 

*Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to inquire about enrolling in an additional unit.

The program schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Syllabus

Summer Abroad Ireland, Biological Sciences (BIS) 2A – Sample Syllabus (PDF)

Courses

Biological Sciences (BIS) 2A. Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (5 units)

Essentials of life including sources and use of energy, information storage, responsiveness to natural selection and cellularity. Origin of life and influence of living things on the chemistry of the Earth. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 1A with a grade of C- or better. 

Biological Sciences (BIS) 198. Directed Group Study (3 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)

This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.

There are no prerequisites for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements