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Introduction to Neuroscience (I or II; 3, 0)

A survey of the study of the nervous system and its structure and function, ranging from molecular analyses of neurons to electrical and other correlates of human cognition.


Developmental Psychobiology (I or II; 3, 0)

Addresses development in humans from conception through adolescence with some comparative analysis with non-humans. Emphasis on both normal and atypical cognitive, neuropsychological and neurobiological development. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or NEUR 100. Crosslisted as PSYC 248.


Biopsychology (I and II; 3, 0)

Biological bases of behavior and their relationship to motivation, learning, and perception. Prerequisite: one of the following: NEUR 100, PSYC 100, BIOL 206, ANBE 266 or permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as PSYC 250.


Neural Cell Biology (I; 3, 0)

A core course for neuroscience focused on structure/function relationships in neural cells. Basic protein biochemistry, ion channel activity, protein receptors, cell signaling, electrical properties and response patterns will be emphasized. Recommended for sophomores. Prerequisites: BIOL 205 and PSYC 250 and permission of the instructor. Not open to students who have taken NEUR 249 or NEUR 251.


Developmental Psychopathology (I or II; 3, 0)

Addresses the behavioral phenotypes of a variety of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders in the context of theories and processes of normal development. Genetic and neurobiological underpinnings of disorders are discussed. Prerequisites: NEUR 248 or PSYC 248 and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as PSYC 305.


Topics in Neuroscience (I or II; R; 3, 0)

Occasional seminars on selected topics of current interest in neuroscience. Prerequisites: BIOL 205, BIOL 207 and NEUR 100, junior or senior status and permission of the instructor.


Neuroscience of Addiction (I; 3, 0)

A study of the changes in neurocircuitry and neurobiology that occur in the brain due to drugs of abuse and addiction. Prerequisites: NEUR 100 and BIOL 205.


Developmental Neurobiology (II; 3, 0)

Primary literature-based senior seminar on topics in developmental neurobiology. Prerequisites: BIOL 205, BIOL 207, and either BIOL 206 or NEUR 100, junior or senior status, and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as BIOL 332.


Behavioral Neuroscience (I or II; 3, 0)

Advanced study of the relationship between the brain and behavior. Seminar discussion of complex problems in the field of behavior neuroscience including genetics, mood disorders, drug abuse, cognition and consciousness. Crosslisted as PSYC 340. Prerequisite: PSYC 250.


Developmental Brain Research (II; R; 3, 0)

Students learn a variety of assessment techniques in developmental neuropsychology and neuroscience (including EEG) and conduct quantitative research culminating in written and oral reports. Crosslisted as PSYC 344. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.


Behavioral Pharmacology (I or II; 3, 0)

Focus on drugs that affect the nervous system, drugs of abuse, therapeutic drugs, drug action, behavioral changes as a result of long-term drug use, animal models and human studies. Prerequisites: PSYC 250 or BIOL 205 and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as PSYC 348.


Honors Thesis (I and II; R)

Prerequisite: permission of the department.


Undergraduate Research (I or II; R; 0, 6-16) Half to two courses.

Research topics may be posed by students or faculty. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.


Senior Seminar in Neuroscience (II; 1, 0) Quarter course.

NEUR majors may elect to attend a lecture series in the spring semester to satisfy the Culminating Experience requirement. Students will prepare written reactions to each seminar, graded as pass/fail. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.


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