Neuroscience (NEUR)

NEUR-2110 Neuroscience Laboratory
Description
The neuroscience laboratory provides students with a hands-on approach to understanding the scientific method through neuroscientific techniques and data analysis, including anatomical electrophysiological, and computer simulations. Students will engage in laboratory exercises as well as in solving problem sets. This course is appropriate for both non-majors and science majors Spring semester only. (Also listed as PSYC 2110.) Prerequisite or Corequisite: NEUR/PSYC 2310.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Lower Division
NEUR-2310 Introduction to Neuroscience
Description
A survey of basic neuroscience, starting with fundamentals of neuronal structures and ending with higher brain functions and their relations to mind and behavior. (Also listed as PSYC 2310.) Prerequisite: PSYC 1300
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
NEUR-3090 Lab Experience in Neuroscience
Description
This course is designed to provide students the background skills and experiences needed to conduct research in Neuroscience. Students will engage in research-related activities including reading empirical manuscripts, data collection and transcription, data analysis, and learning project protocols. May be repeated up to a maximum total of 6 credit hours. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, and NEUR 2310.
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
NEUR-3190 Lab Experience in Neuroscience
Description
This course is designed to provide students the background skills and experiences needed to conduct research in Neuroscience. Students will engage in research-related activities including reading empirical manuscripts, data collection and transcription, data analysis, and learning project protocols. May be repeated up to a maximum total of 6 credit hours. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, and NEUR 2310.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
NEUR-3290 Lab Experience in Neuroscience
Description
This course is designed to provide students the background skills and experiences needed to conduct research in Neuroscience. Students will engage in research-related activities including reading empirical manuscripts, data collection and transcription, data analysis, and learning project protocols. May be repeated up to a maximum total of 6 credit hours. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, and NEUR 2310.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
NEUR-3310 Neuroethics
Description
In this course students review and discuss ethical theories and principles, and then discuss ethical dilemmas arising from several currently devoted topics relevant to the brain, cognition, and behavior. Relevant bioethical and philosophical principles will be applied to each issue allowing students to acquired and develop skills in ethical analysis. In addition, relevant neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurotechnologies will be discussed. (Also listed as PSYC 3310.) (Offered every other year.) Prerequisite: PSYC 1300 and PSYC/NEUR 2310 or Permission of Instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
NEUR-3360 Special Topics in Neuroscience
Description
A specialized course periodically offered in Neuroscience Program and participating departments (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology). May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
NEUR-3390 Lab Experience in Neuroscience
Description
This course is designed to provide students the background skills and experiences needed to conduct research in Neuroscience. Students will engage in research-related activities including reading empirical manuscripts, data collection and transcription, data analysis, and learning project protocols. May be repeated up to a maximum total of 6 credit hours. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, and NEUR 2310.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
NEUR-3457 Neurobiology
Description
Neurobiology focuses on the organization and function of nervous tissues and systems. The course begins with an anatomical overview, followed by an examination of neural system function at the level of signaling and synaptic transmission, sensory systems, and central system integration and control. With this foundation, the course explores brain development and plasticity. Additional hours are required to monitor experiments. (also listed as BIOL 3457.) (Offered every year). Prerequisites: BIOL 3413, NEUR 2310, and CHEM 2319, 2119
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
NEUR-3490 Lab Experience in Neuroscience
Description
This course is designed to provide students the background skills and experiences needed to conduct research in Neuroscience. Students will engage in research-related activities including reading empirical manuscripts, data collection and transcription, data analysis, and learning project protocols. May be repeated up to a maximum total of 6 credit hours. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, and NEUR 2310.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
NEUR-3590 Lab Experience in Neuroscience
Description
This course is designed to provide students the background skills and experiences needed to conduct research in Neuroscience. Students will engage in research-related activities including reading empirical manuscripts, data collection and transcription, data analysis, and learning project protocols. May be repeated up to a maximum total of 6 credit hours. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, and NEUR 2310.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
NEUR-3690 Lab Experience in Neuroscience
Description
This course is designed to provide students the background skills and experiences needed to conduct research in Neuroscience. Students will engage in research-related activities including reading empirical manuscripts, data collection and transcription, data analysis, and learning project protocols. May be repeated up to a maximum total of 6 credit hours. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, and NEUR 2310.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
NEUR-4000 Neuroscience Seminar
Description
This course is built around student presentations of independent research in neuroscience (NEUR 4390) and seminars from occasional external speakers. Neuroscience majors are required to register for this course each semester of their junior and senior years. The course is also open to other students interested in neuroscience.
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
NEUR-4100 Neuroscience Capstone Seminar
Description
During the Capstone Seminar students will reflect on their Program of Study, articulate any modifications or additions made to this plan, and discuss the progress made toward meeting objectives and goals. Additionally, students are expected to attend the Neuroscience Seminar each week, participate in discussion with guest speakers, participate in professional development activities (such as preparing a c.v., personal statement), and give a presentation during Neuroscience Seminar. The underlying philosophy of the course is designed to encourage reflection and critical thinking, and to enhance written and oral communication skills. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisites: Graduating senior status and three semesters of NEUR 4000.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
NEUR-4390 Research in Neuroscience
Description
Independent empirical research arranged with a faculty member on problems in neuroscience. Results of the project are presented in written and oral form. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, and NEUR 3-90.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
NEUR-4395 Thesis I
Description
This course provides an opportunity for independent research and scholarly investigation in conjunction with faculty supervisors within the Neuroscience program. With NEUR 4396, this will result in the preparation of a written thesis. Students must submit a formal research proposal to the Program Chair prior to the semester of enrollment in the course. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisites: NEUR 3-90, senior standing, permission of the Program Chair
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
NEUR-4396 Thesis II
Description
This course is a continuation of research projects begun under NEUR 4395. Students are required to write a thesis and give an oral presentation of the project in the Neuroscience Seminar. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: NEUR 4395 and consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
NEUR-4490 Research in Neuroscience
Description
Independent empirical research arranged with a faculty member on problems in neuroscience. Results of the project are presented in written and oral form. A maximum of 6 semester hours is allowed. The research topic must be approved by the Faculty Advisory Committee. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
NEUR-4590 Research in Neuroscience
Description
Independent empirical research arranged with a faculty member on problems in neuroscience. Results of the project are presented in written and oral form. A maximum of 6 semester hours is allowed. The research topic must be approved by the Faculty Advisory Committee. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
NEUR-4690 Research in Neuroscience
Description
Independent empirical research arranged with a faculty member on problems in neuroscience. Results of the project are presented in written and oral form. A maximum of 6 semester hours is allowed. The research topic must be approved by the Faculty Advisory Committee. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
Kimberley Phillips
Kimberley Phillips, Ph.D.
Program Director
Professor, Psychology
Gerard M. J. Beaudoin, III
Gerard M. J. Beaudoin, III, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biology
Kwan Cheng
Kwan Cheng, Ph.D.
Williams Endowed Professor in Interdisciplinary Physics, Physics and Astronomy
Laura Hunsicker-Wang
Laura Hunsicker-Wang, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry
Kah-Chung Leong
Kah-Chung Leong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Danny Munoz-Pinto
Dany Munoz Pinto, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Engineering Science

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