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Course Schedule for NEUROSCIENCE - Fall 2015
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
1053 NESC-301-01 Intro Neursci Method-Lab 1.00 LEC Church,William H.
Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M.
Assaf,Michal
TR: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE: 12 seats are reserved for Juniors. If seats remain available, please contact the course coordinator permission to enroll.
  NOTE: Prof. Guardiola-Diaz is the course coordinator. Please contact him with any questions regarding the course.
  A laboratory course that will introduce the student to current methods and techniques used in neuroscience research. The course consists of three-week rotations in the laboratories of staff members. Among the topics to be covered will be radioligand binding assays, neurochemical assays, electrophysiology, psychobiological techniques, experiments in perception, and methods in cognitive science. This course is normally taken in the junior year.
2761 NESC-388-01 Current Issues in Neuroscience 0.50 LEC Masino,Susan A. T: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: Senior Neuroscience major, and a C- or better in Neuroscience 201, or permission of instructor.
  NOTE: Please contact Ann St. Amand for a permission number.
  This half-credit course considers current neuroscience research on topics ranging from clinical research to molecular biology. Students will attend presentations by neuroscience researchers and read and discuss pertinent research literature prior to each presentation. Some special scheduling arrangements will be necessary for activities outside of the regular class meeting time.
2133 NESC-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
2134 NESC-419-01 Research Neurosci-Lib 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Students will conduct library research projects under the direction of a faculty member. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
2135 NESC-425-01 Research Neurosci-Lab 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Students will conduct original laboratory research projects under the direction of an individual faculty member. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
2143 NESC-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
2136 NESC-490-01 Research Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
2137 NESC-498-01 Senior Thesis Part 1 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for each semester of this yearlong thesis. (2 course credits are considered pending in the first semester; 2 course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester). Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
3548 NESC-800-01 Graduate Sem in Neurosciene 0.50 SEM Raskin,Sarah A. TBA TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 5
  This half-credit seminar will cover current topics in neuroscience, including issues in research methodology, ethics in research and public policy issues. In addition, time will be spent reviewing the literature and methodology of the theses of enrolled students. The course will be structured like a journal club with students preparing a discussion of one to two articles each week to be shared. Many of the articles may be drawn from the background literature of the thesis topic. Students will also attend presentations by neuroscience researchers and read and discuss pertinent research literature prior to each presentation.
3632 NESC-951-01 Independent Research 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 5
  Under the guidance of a faculty member, graduate students may do an independent research project on a topic in neuroscience. Written approval of the graduate adviser and the program director are required. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
3633 NESC-953-01 Thesis Part I 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 5
  First credit of a two semester, two credit thesis in Neuroscience. Written approval of the graduate adviser and the program director are required. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
3634 NESC-954-01 Thesis Part II 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 5
  A continuation of NESC 953. Second credit of a two semester, two credit thesis in Neuroscience. Written approval of the graduate adviser and the program director are required. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
3635 NESC-956-01 Thesis 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 5
  Two credit thesis in Neuroscience. Written approval of the graduate adviser and the program director are required. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
3251 BIOL-120-01 Genes Clones & Biotechnl 1.00 LEC Fleming,Robert J. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  This course will focus on the fundamental concepts of genetics and human reproduction upon which current biotechnologies are based. Topics will include patterns of heredity, the molecular biology of gene structure and function, the manipulation and analysis of DNA, genes and disease, mutation, reproduction and embryonic development. The application of this knowledge as it is used in genetic screening, gene therapy, forensic medicine, embryo cloning, the production of transgenic organisms, and other biotechnologies will be discussed. In addition, the social, legal, and ethical ramifications of these technologies will be considered. Not creditable to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
2311 BIOL-182-01 Evolution of Life 1.25 LEC O'Donnell,Michael A.
Dunlap,Kent D.
Morrison,Joan
MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 84
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor O'Donnell.
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2312 BIOL-182-02 Evolution of Life 1.25 LEC O'Donnell,Michael A.
Dunlap,Kent D.
Morrison,Joan
MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 84
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor O'Donnell.
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2313 BIOL-182-20 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor O'Donnell.
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2314 BIOL-182-21 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. W: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor O'Donnell.
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2315 BIOL-182-22 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. R: 9:25AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor O'Donnell.
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2316 BIOL-182-23 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. R: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor O'Donnell.
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2821 BIOL-182-24 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. T: 9:25AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor O'Donnell.
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
3012 BIOL-182-25 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
3013 BIOL-182-26 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2452 BIOL-224-01 Genetics 1.00 LEC Fleming,Robert J. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 45
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L, or Permission of Instructor.
  A study of the basic principles of genetics including the transmission and organization of the genetic material in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, the molecular biology of nucleic acids and information transfer, mutation and mutagenesis, and gene regulation. Laboratory will include techniques of genetic analysis in plants, fungi, and Drosophila. Selected experiments in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and the genetics of bacteria and bacteria phage. This course may be taken without laboratory by registering for only Biology 224-01.
2450 BIOL-317-01 Biochemistry 1.25 LEC Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 48
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 212L, Biology 182L and Biology 183L.
  A study of the molecular reactions that sustain life. Topics include biomolecule structure and function, enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics, and integration and regulation of metabolic pathways. The laboratory exercises include chromatography, electrophoresis, spectroscopy and bioinformatic analysis.
2451 BIOL-317-20 Biochemistry 1.25 LAB Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 212L, Biology 182L and Biology 183L.
  A study of the molecular reactions that sustain life. Topics include biomolecule structure and function, enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics, and integration and regulation of metabolic pathways. The laboratory exercises include chromatography, electrophoresis, spectroscopy and bioinformatic analysis.
3068 BIOL-317-21 Biochemistry 1.25 LAB Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. W: 9:00AM-11:40AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 212L, Biology 182L and Biology 183L.
  A study of the molecular reactions that sustain life. Topics include biomolecule structure and function, enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics, and integration and regulation of metabolic pathways. The laboratory exercises include chromatography, electrophoresis, spectroscopy and bioinformatic analysis.
3257 BIOL-319-01 Animal Physiology 1.25 LEC Dunlap,Kent D. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L, or Permission of Instructor.
  This course examines the physiological mechanisms underlying four fundamental functions—movement, sensation, feeding, and reproduction. How do physiological systems operate to enable organisms to live in drastically different habitats? What are the common cellular and molecular mechanisms shared by diverse animals? The laboratory will consist of several preparations examining developmental, sensory, endocrine, and muscle physiology, followed by more detailed, independent investigations of one of these preparations.
3259 BIOL-319-20 Animal Physiology 1.25 LAB Dunlap,Kent D. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L, or Permission of Instructor.
  This course examines the physiological mechanisms underlying four fundamental functions—movement, sensation, feeding, and reproduction. How do physiological systems operate to enable organisms to live in drastically different habitats? What are the common cellular and molecular mechanisms shared by diverse animals? The laboratory will consist of several preparations examining developmental, sensory, endocrine, and muscle physiology, followed by more detailed, independent investigations of one of these preparations.
2083 PSYC-261-01 Brain and Behavior 1.00 LEC Raskin,Sarah A. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101 or Biology 140 or Biology 181 or Biology 182 or Biology 183.
  A basic study of the structure and function of the mammalian nervous system with a comprehensive analysis of the biological bases of major classes of behavior. Specific topics include: neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, sensory and motor system functioning, motivated behaviors, learning and memory, emotions, sex, and language. Enrollment in laboratory limited. (1.25 course credits with optional laboratory) The course is designed for declared or intended psychology and neuroscience majors.
2082 PSYC-261-20 Brain & Behavior Laboratory 0.25 LAB Ruskin,David N. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 261-01 or concurrent enrollment.
  A diverse laboratory experience focused on the nervous system. Topics may include neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, sensory and motor system functioning, motivated behaviors, learning and memory, emotions, cognition, and language. The course is designed for declared or intended psychology neuroscience majors. Laboratory can be taken concurrent or subsequent to PSYC 261.
3388 PSYC-265-01 Drugs and Behavior 1.00 LEC Rosen,Rivkah I. MW: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  A broad overview of the use and abuse of psychopharmaceuticals. We will study the classification of psychoactive drugs, their history, and the methodological research techniques used on humans and animals. The course emphasizes physiological mechanisms of drug actions, drug effects on psychological functioning including therapeutic and toxic effects. -- Hartman
3390 PSYC-302-01 Behavioral Neuroscience 1.00 SEM Masino,Susan A. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 261 or Neuroscience 201.
  A selective exploration of dynamic biological and psychological mechanisms and underlying anatomy associated with various behaviors. It will explore behavior in the framework of brain health versus brain disease and include neurological disorders and their treatments as well interactions between the environment and behavior.
3554 PSYC-334-01 Current Issues in Cognition 1.00 SEM Casserly,Elizabeth D. MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 255 or Psychology 293, or permission of instructor
  This seminar will explore current “hot topics” in cognitive research. For example, we’ll investigate how our minds interface with our bodies (How do we learn new skills like swinging a bat or doing gymnastics? How do people control the movement of artificial limbs or wheelchairs?) and how the different “pieces” of cognition interact (Can how well we hear impact memory? How does lack of sleep change the way we pay attention?). In class and in writing, we will analyze behavioral, neurological, and philosophical research in cognition and evaluate the impact of these issues for psychologists and for people’s lives in the “real world.”
2373 PSYC-339-01 Developmental Psychopathology 1.00 SEM Helt,Molly WF: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA Y SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 261, or Psychology 270 or Psychology 273, or Psychology 295.
  This course studies the development in humans and animals of selected psychopathological disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety disorders, and somatoform disorders. The use of drugs and their neurochemical bases at different stages of the disorders will be explored. Clinical case studies and films will be used throughout the course to illustrate each of the disorders discussed. -Averna
3555 PSYC-364-01 Neuropsychopharmacology 1.00 SEM Gockel,Jason A. MW: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 261 or Neuroscience 201.
  This seminar will examine how drugs act upon, amplify, and modify neural functions, ultimately affecting mood and behavior. It will provide an introduction to the principles of pharmacology and neurochemistry. An in-depth study of the brain and behavioral mechanisms of drugs of abuse, such as cocaine, heroin, LSD, and alcohol, and the neurobiology of addiction. Additionally, we will examine the effects of prenatal exposure to these drugs.