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Neuroscience Course Descriptions


Neuroscience Course Descriptions

330 Principles of Neuroscience
This course will provide a detailed understanding of neurons and the functional role of different aspects of the human nervous system.  A survey of topic areas relevant to psychology and neuroscience related disciplines will also be included. The laboratory component will introduce techniques in neuroscience research. (Cross-listed with PSYC 330). (1) Lecture 3 hrs/wk. Laboratory: 1 ½ hrs/wk Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or BIOL 120 or permission.

340 (now 339) Topics in Neuroscience
A thorough examination of a particular topic within the field of neuroscience that is not covered in other regularly offered courses.  (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: PSYC/NEUR 330 or permission.   

360 (now 335) Neuropsychology Examines the field of neuropsychology through the examination of common disorders found in neuropsychology, assessment techniques, and the application of knowledge of the relevant concepts to the interpretation and solution of disorders of brain-behavior relationships. (Cross-listed with PSYC 360). (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk Prerequisite: PSYC/NEUR 330 or permission.    

405, 406, 407 Independent Study
Empirical research project that has a focus in neuroscience, with faculty supervision.  (1/2, 1, 1/2) Prerequisite: Written proposal and application approved by the coordinator.   

430 Research Seminar: Neuroscience
An advanced, research-oriented seminar in human neuroscience. (Cross-listed with PSYC 430). (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: PSYC/NEUR 330 or permission.