Neuroscience

International Undergraduate Program-of-the-Year
 

Neuroscience Courses

NRO

050

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Credit hours to be arranged

See Independent Study Program, Section II.

NRO

070

INTERNSHIP

Credit hours to be arranged

See Internship Program, Section II.

NRO

259,359,459

FACULTY-STUDENT COLLABORATION

Credit hours to be arranged

See FSC Program, Section II.

PSY/
BIO

250

PRINCIPLES OF NEUROSCIENCE

Three credit hours

This course may be taken to partially satisfy the core curriculum requirement in either the Social Sciences (PSY 250) or Natural Sciences (BIO 250).

An introduction to the study of the brain and behavior. In this course students will become familiar with recent advances in the growing field of Neuroscience as they consider how their brains work and how the nervous system grows, perceives, controls the body, sleeps, ages and responds to damage and disease.

NRO

261,262,263

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE

Three credit hours

Prerequisites dependent on topic

Seminars reflecting the depth and breadth of Neuroscience are offered periodically.

BIO/
PSY

303

PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Four credit hours

Prerequisites: PSY 100 or BIO 121L or BIO 203L or consent of instructor. This course (PSY 303) may be taken to partially satisfy the general curriculum requirement in the Social Sciences.

This lecture-laboratory course provides an overview of the physiological bases of behavior, cognition, motivation, emotion, learning and memory. Emphasis is placed on the mechanisms of brain and endocrine system functioning.

NRO

350

NEUROPHARMACOLOGY

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: PSY/BIO 250

The nervous system uses a very precise system of neurochemical messengers to produce all aspects of sensation, perception, feelings, emotions, motivation, movement, and conscious experience. This course addresses the role of neurochemicals in normal brain functioning and also describe how drugs are used to treat neurological and psychological disorders. Drug abuse and toxicology are also discussed.

NRO

461,462,463

ADVANCED TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE

Three credit hours

Prerequisites dependent on topic

Advanced seminars reflecting the depth and breadth of Neuroscience are offered periodically.

NRO

491,492,493

NEUROSCIENCE THESIS

Four or more credit hours

Prerequisites: PSY/BIO 250, permission of the thesis advisor and permission from the Chair of the Neuroscience Program.

This is the capstone research experience for the Neuroscience Major. Majors may select their thesis advisor from the faculty of the Biology, Chemistry or Psychology Departments. The topic of the thesis must be relevant to the study of the brain, peripheral nervous system, or the senses and must be approved by the Chair of the Neuroscience Program. It is expected that the Neuroscience Thesis will result in an archival scholarly paper and students will be encouraged to present their work at an appropriate forum (e.g., regional or national scientific meeting, Biology or Chemistry Seminars; BW Science Poster session). The Thesis will be defended before the Neuroscience Studies Committee and Neuroscience students. Passing of the oral defense is required for the awarding of the Neuroscience Major.

 

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