Neuroscience Courses

Code Course Credits

NEU 200

Seminar in Neuroscience

Offered: Fall Semester

This course will focus on historical and current topics in Neuroscience. Examples of topics that may be discussed include: developmental disorders, such as those on the autistic spectrum, neuroimaging and the information that can be gleaned from various techniques, sex differences, neurophysiology, epigenetics, and learning and memory. The focus of the course may vary from year to year. Readings may be from several sources including the primary literature.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 101.
Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ.

3

NEU 271

Research Methods in Neuroscience

Offered: Spring Semester

How do we design scientific experiments that provide sound and convincing evidence of a relationship or effect? What variables and statistical analyses are most relevant in neuroscience experimentation? We will examine neuroscience research methodologies and use case studies and examples drawing from molecular, physiological and behavioral neuroscience, to broaden our perspective of experimental design, data collection and interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 101, CHM 113, PSY 101, and PSY 261.

4

NEU 301

Neuroscience: Sensory Neurobiology (WID)

Offered: Not Offered 2015-2016

Students will receive training and experience in writing within the field of Neuroscience. This course will provide each student with an opportunity to complete numerous written and oral assignments representative of the types of communications required of neuroscientists today.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 101, BIO 102 and PSY 415.
Fulfills the Writing-in-the-Disciplines requirement.

4

NEU 400

Psychopharmacology

Offered: Not Offered 2015-2016

Explores mechanisms of drug action, the ways in which the body metabolizes drugs (pharmacokinetics) and the resulting effect a drug has when ingested (pharmacodynamics). By drawing examples from clinical pharmacology, neurology and narcotic abuse we will gain a broad and balanced perspective of the current topics in psychotropic drug use and abuse.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 113 and CHM 221.

3

NEU 412

Neuroscience

Offered: Fall Semester

The nervous system is our liaison with the world. Tissues, organs, and molecules of the nervous system are identified. Brain anatomy, the action potential, neurons and neurotransmitters are discussed. Brain mechanisms underlying learning and memory, reproduction and addiction are examined. Conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 101 - BIO 102, BIO 211, BIO 312 or PSY 415.
Fulfills the Functional Organismic requirement for Biology majors.Fulfills the Capstone requirement for Neuroscience and may be approved to fulfill the Biology Capstone with approval of the faculty member supervising the Capstone project and the Department Chair before the first day of classes.

4

NEU 475

Internship in Neuroscience

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Individually tailored experience in hospital (research, clinical) or related setting (university laboratory, biomedical industry, biotechnology industry, nonprofit agency).

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and permissions of the Neuroscience Program Director.
Consult Medical Science Coordinator and Neuroscience Program Director prior to registration. Must complete the "U.S. Internship Request for Approval" process found under the myPlans tab in myHill to register for this Internship.

3

NEU 490

Directed Study in Neuroscience

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Investigation in some area or topic within the Neurosciences that is not covered by normally scheduled courses. Before registration, the student presents plans to a full-time faculty member who agrees to direct/evaluate the project.

Prerequisite(s): Approval of both the faculty member directing the project and the Neuroscience Program Director.

3

NEU 496

Independent Research

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Opportunity for a student to conduct research in a specialized area of Neuroscience under the direction of a faculty member.

Prerequisite(s): Approval of both the faculty member directing the research project and the Program Director.

3

NEU 497

Senior Thesis Research in Neuroscience

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Opportunity for a student to do an advanced research project and thesis in a specialized area of Neuroscience under the direction of the Neuroscience faculty

Prerequisite(s): Approval of both the faculty member advising the thesis and the Neuroscience Program Director.

3