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Course Schedule for NEUROSCIENCE - Spring 2016
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
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4997 NESC-120-01 Nervous Connections 1.00 LEC Swart,Charles C. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM MECC - 270 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  NOTE: 20 seats have been reserved for first-year students.
  Recent scientific research indicates that a worm has 302 neurons, snails have long-term memory, and elephants can hear through their feet. This course will draw on current research in neuroscience to explain why information about other animals is relevant to our lives. Selected readings, lectures and class discussions will provide a basic understanding of the human nervous system and how research on animal systems has yielded this knowledge. Laboratory exercises will introduce the students to nervous system anatomy and function through dissection and experimental techniques. A basic understanding of biology and chemistry will be helpful, but this course has no pre-requisites. First-year students are given preference.
4185 NESC-201-01 Principles of Neuroscience 1.00 LEC Church,William H.
Swart,Charles C.
TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM MECC - 270 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182 and 183.
  NOTE: Psychology 261 is recommended for students who intend to major in neuroscience.
  NOTE: Prof. Raskin is the course coorddinator. Please contact her with any questions regarding the course.
  A team-taught introductory course in neuroscience that will examine the neuron and its biological interactions in animal nervous systems. Topics will include the anatomy, development, chemistry, and physiology of nervous systems.
4186 NESC-201-20 Principles of Neuroscience-Lab 0.25 LAB Swart,Charles C. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - B01  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 183L or permission of instructor.
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in NESC 201-01 required.
  A team-taught introductory course in neuroscience that will examine the neuron and its biological interactions in animal nervous systems. Topics will include the anatomy, development, chemistry, and physiology of nervous systems.
4590 NESC-201-21 Principles of Neuroscience-Lab 0.25 LAB Swart,Charles C. R: 6:45PM-9:25PM LSC - B01  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 183L or permission of instructor.
  A team-taught introductory course in neuroscience that will examine the neuron and its biological interactions in animal nervous systems. Topics will include the anatomy, development, chemistry, and physiology of nervous systems.
4589 NESC-388-01 Current Issues in Neuroscience 0.50 LEC Masino,Susan A. T: 1:30PM-2:45PM MECC - 293 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: Senior Neuroscience major, and a C- or better in Neuroscience 201, or permission of instructor.
  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.
4205 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.
5023 NESC-401-01 Neurochemistry 1.00 LEC Church,William H. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM MC - 205 Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Neuroscience 201, Chemistry 211, or permission of instructor.
  An interdisciplinary course investigating the chemical processes involved in central nervous system functioning and communication. Emphasis will be placed on the chemical aspects of synthesis, metabolism, and release of neurotransmitters. The role of neurochemistry in behavioral and neurological disease states will be evaluated. Current research topics in this area will also be presented.
4998 NESC-402-01 Cellular&MolecularNeurobiology 1.00 LEC Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. WF: 10:00AM-11:15AM LSC - 137 WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Neuroscience 201, Biology 317L, or permission of instructor.
  An advanced study of individual cells and small networks of cells in the nervous system. Specific topics include the development of neurons and glia, the cellular physiology of communication in the nervous system, and characterization of molecules responsible for unique properties of neurons. These cellular and molecular processes will be examined through lectures, student-led presentations, and laboratory experiments.
4206 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.
4207 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.
4209 NESC-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 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. The research culminates in a thesis, an oral presentation, and a poster at the undergraduate Science Symposium. (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.
5469 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.
5240 NESC-801-01 Neurochemistry 1.00 LEC Church,William H. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM MC - 205 Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  An interdisciplinary course investigating the chemical processes involved in central nervous system functioning and communication. Emphasis will be placed on the chemical aspects of synthesis, metabolism, and release of neurotransmitters. The role of neurochemistry in behavioral and neurological disease states will be evaluated. Current research topics in this area will also be presented.
5241 NESC-802-01 Cellular&MolecularNeurobiology 1.00 LEC Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. WF: 10:00AM-11:15AM LSC - 137 WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  An advanced study of individual cells and small networks of cells in the nervous system. Specific topics include the development of neurons and glia, the cellular physiology of communication in the nervous system, and characterization of molecules responsible for unique properties of neurons. These cellular and molecular processes will be examined through lectures, student-led presentations, and laboratory experiments.
5239 NESC-874-01 Minds and Brains 1.00 SEM Lloyd,Dan MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM MC - 106 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  The neurosciences have made striking progress in recent years toward understanding the brains of animals and human beings. Through readings in philosophy and science we will consider what contribution this explosion of neuroscientific data can make to our understanding of the mind.
5238 NESC-892-01 Human Neuropsychology 1.00 SEM Raskin,Sarah A. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM SH - N128 Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  The course will begin with a cursory review of basic neuroanatomy, brain organization and topography, and neurotransmitters and neurotransmitter conductive systems. Next, an in-depth examination of physiological and neurological manifestations of cognitive and psychopathological disorders as well as behavioral correlates of neuropathological and pathophysiological disturbances will follow. Finally, a survey of current diagnostic procedures and treatment approaches will be presented. All course material augmented with, and accentuated by, illustrative clinical case material. Students should anticipate that special scheduling arrangements will be required for activities outside of regular class sessions.
5493 NESC-940-01 Independent Study 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 10
5494 NESC-951-01 Independent Research 0.50 - 1.00 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.
5495 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.
5496 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.
5548 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.
4914 BIOL-140-01 Biological Systems 1.00 LEC Blackburn,Daniel G.
Dunlap,Kent D.
MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM LSC - AUD Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  NOTE: Open to juniors and seniors majoring in Psychology and Engineering, and other students planning to major in these subjects. Please contact the instructor for a PIN to enroll.
  This course explores the biology of animals (including humans) from standpoints of anatomy, physiology, and evolution. We shall consider basics of cell biology, genetics, development, and structure and function of the major organ systems (e.g., digestive, respiratory, excretory, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems). Evolutionary processes that have yielded animal diversity will also be explored. Laboratory activities include anatomical dissection, as well as explorations of microscopy, physiology, behavior, population genetics, and molecular biology. Not creditable to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. This course fulfills the biology course requirement for students majoring in psychology and engineering.
4334 BIOL-183-01 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC Fleming,Robert J. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM LSC - 134 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 32
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 111 or Permission of Instructor
  In this introductory level course, we will examine cells as the fundamental unit of life, discussing features common to all cells, and exploring specializations that confer unique properties to different cell types. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
4682 BIOL-183-02 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM LSC - 134 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 32
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 111 or Permission of Instructor
  In this introductory level course, we will examine cells as the fundamental unit of life, discussing features common to all cells, and exploring specializations that confer unique properties to different cell types. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
4683 BIOL-183-03 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC Foster,Lisa-Anne MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM LSC - 134 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 32
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 111 or Permission of Instructor
  In this introductory level course, we will examine cells as the fundamental unit of life, discussing features common to all cells, and exploring specializations that confer unique properties to different cell types. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
4335 BIOL-183-20 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 111 or Permission of Instructor
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 183-01, 183-02 or 183-03 required.
  In this introductory level course, we will examine cells as the fundamental unit of life, discussing features common to all cells, and exploring specializations that confer unique properties to different cell types. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
4336 BIOL-183-21 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 111 or Permission of Instructor
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 183-01, 183-02 or 183-03 required.
  In this introductory level course, we will examine cells as the fundamental unit of life, discussing features common to all cells, and exploring specializations that confer unique properties to different cell types. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
4337 BIOL-183-22 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. W: 6:30PM-9:30PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 111 or Permission of Instructor
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 183-01, 183-02 or 183-03 required.
  In this introductory level course, we will examine cells as the fundamental unit of life, discussing features common to all cells, and exploring specializations that confer unique properties to different cell types. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
4338 BIOL-183-23 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 111 or Permission of Instructor
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 183-01, 183-02 or 183-03 required.
  In this introductory level course, we will examine cells as the fundamental unit of life, discussing features common to all cells, and exploring specializations that confer unique properties to different cell types. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
4915 BIOL-211-01 Electron Microscopy 1.25 LEC Blackburn,Daniel G. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM LSC - 132 Y  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182 or Biology 183 and consent of instructor
  Electron microscopes are sophisticated research instruments that allow examination of specimens at very high magnification (up to 250,000x). Thus, they provide valuable information about cell structure and function and serve as diagnostic tools in human medicine. In this course, students learn how to prepare specimens for electron microscopic study, to use EMs to examine and digitally photograph them, and to interpret the resultant images. The theory behind these techniques will be considered, as will application of electron microscopy to research questions and clinical issues.
4916 BIOL-211-20 Electron Microscopy 1.25 LAB Blackburn,Daniel G. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 329S Y  
  Enrollment limited to 3
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182 or Biology 183 and consent of instructor
  Electron microscopes are sophisticated research instruments that allow examination of specimens at very high magnification (up to 250,000x). Thus, they provide valuable information about cell structure and function and serve as diagnostic tools in human medicine. In this course, students learn how to prepare specimens for electron microscopic study, to use EMs to examine and digitally photograph them, and to interpret the resultant images. The theory behind these techniques will be considered, as will application of electron microscopy to research questions and clinical issues.
5291 BIOL-211-21 Electron Microscopy 1.25 LAB Blackburn,Daniel G. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM LSC - 329S Y  
  Enrollment limited to 3
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182 or Biology 183 and consent of instructor
  Electron microscopes are sophisticated research instruments that allow examination of specimens at very high magnification (up to 250,000x). Thus, they provide valuable information about cell structure and function and serve as diagnostic tools in human medicine. In this course, students learn how to prepare specimens for electron microscopic study, to use EMs to examine and digitally photograph them, and to interpret the resultant images. The theory behind these techniques will be considered, as will application of electron microscopy to research questions and clinical issues.
5292 BIOL-211-22 Electron Microscopy 1.25 LAB Blackburn,Daniel G. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 329S Y  
  Enrollment limited to 3
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182 or Biology 183 and consent of instructor
  Electron microscopes are sophisticated research instruments that allow examination of specimens at very high magnification (up to 250,000x). Thus, they provide valuable information about cell structure and function and serve as diagnostic tools in human medicine. In this course, students learn how to prepare specimens for electron microscopic study, to use EMs to examine and digitally photograph them, and to interpret the resultant images. The theory behind these techniques will be considered, as will application of electron microscopy to research questions and clinical issues.
4955 BIOL-473-01 Sensory Biology 1.00 - 1.25 LEC Dunlap,Kent D. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM LSC - 131 WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182, and Biology 183L, and Biology 319L or Neuroscience 201, or permission of instructor.
  This integrative course examines the cell biology, development, physiology and ecology of the senses (vision, audition, olfaction, taste and touch). We will discuss the complex ways humans gather, filter and process sensory information; and how animals sense the world quite differently.
4071 HFPR-201-01 Topics in Health Care 1.00 SEM Raskin,Sarah A. R: 1:30PM-3:55PM MECC - 293 GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Health Fellows Program.
4072 HFPR-202-01 Health Care Research 2.00 SEM Raskin,Sarah A.
McGuire,Maryann
TBA TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Health Fellows Program.
5009 PHIL-374-01 Minds and Brains 1.00 SEM Lloyd,Dan MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM MC - 106 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  The neurosciences have made striking progress in recent years toward understanding the brains of animals and human beings. Through readings in philosophy and science we will consider what contribution this explosion of neuroscientific data can make to our understanding of the mind.
4721 PSYC-255-01 Cognitive Psychology 1.00 LEC Hu,Sien MW: 6:30PM-7:45PM MECC - 270 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  The study of knowledge and how people use it, for example, in recall and recognition, controlling attention and dealing with distractions, solving real-world problems, and spoken or written communication. We will emphasize how each piece of our mental abilities fits together with other skills such as perception and language, along with the ways in which our minds and thoughts can diverge from what we subjectively experience of them.
4722 PSYC-255-20 Cognitive Psychology Lab 0.25 LAB Hu,Sien M: 1:15PM-3:55PM LIB - 02  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 255, or concurrent enrollment.
  A hands-on introduction to the methods used in behavioral cognitive science research. We will briefly explore a survey of methods and the process used to create a "program of research" rather than isolated experiments. Students will then develop a big-picture question and research program of their own, designing, executing, and analyzing two experiments with related motivations and methods. The relationship between experimental design and the research report paper will also be emphasized. Laboratory can be taken concurrent or subsequent to Psychology 255
4141 PSYC-261-01 Brain and Behavior 1.00 LEC Masino,Susan A. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM LSC - 138-9 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.
4176 PSYC-261-20 Brain & Behavior Laboratory 0.25 LAB Masino,Susan A. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM LSC - B01  
  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.
4111 PSYC-293-01 Perception 1.00 LEC Nie,Lin TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM LSC - 134 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  An introduction to current understanding of how organisms maintain contact with their environments through perception. Emphasis is on vision, but other modalities are also treated. (1.25 credits with optional laboratory)
4139 PSYC-293-20 Perception Laboratory 0.25 LAB Harrison,Henry S. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - B01  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 293, or concurrent enrollment.
  The perception laboratory provides students with an opportunity to experience and manipulate perceptual effects, to learn necessary concepts and basic methodology. Students will learn how to manipulate computer graphics to make displays, design and execute psychophysical procedures, analyze psychophysical data, and write experimental reports. Topics include perception of size, depth, color, proportion, binocular vision, apparent motion, and "biological motion." Laboratory can be taken concurrent or subsequent to Psychology 293.
4631 PSYC-339-01 Developmental Psychopathology 1.00 SEM Helt,Molly TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM LSC - 138-9 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
5040 PSYC-392-01 Human Neuropsychology 1.00 SEM Raskin,Sarah A. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM SH - N128 Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 255, 256, or 261, or Neuroscience 201.
  The course will begin with a cursory review of basic neuroanatomy, brain organization and topography, and neurotransmitters and neurotransmitter conductive systems. Next, an in-depth examination of physiological and neurological manifestations of cognitive and psychopathological disorders as well as behavioral correlates of neuropathological and pathophysiological disturbances will follow. Finally, a survey of current diagnostic procedures and treatment approaches will be presented. All course material augmented with, and accentuated by, illustrative clinical case material. Students should anticipate that special scheduling arrangements will be required for activities outside of regular class sessions.