Fall 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
NSCI 301 - 01 Principles of Neuroscience - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

43130 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jessica A. Siegel

Human understanding of the brain and nervous system has improved dramatically over the past three decades. With the rapid expansion of knowledge has come an understanding that behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with both childhood development and with aging have a biological basis, and many have their origins in the interaction between the nervous system and environmental factors. Recent research has revealed that a healthy brain and nervous system depends on sound biologic function. Therefore, a basic understanding of the biology of the brain and nervous system, and of how the nervous system interacts with environmental factors, is necessary. This course will cover fundamental biological processes in the brain and nervous system, the role of the nervous system in human and animal behavior, and how environmental influences impact these processes at the cellular and organismal levels. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 301 - 51 Principles of Neurosci / Lab - - W - - - - 1300 - 1700 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1700

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

43131 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Jessica A. Siegel

Human understanding of the brain and nervous system has improved dramatically over the past three decades. With the rapid expansion of knowledge has come an understanding that behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with both childhood development and with aging have a biological basis, and many have their origins in the interaction between the nervous system and environmental factors. Recent research has revealed that a healthy brain and nervous system depends on sound biologic function. Therefore, a basic understanding of the biology of the brain and nervous system, and of how the nervous system interacts with environmental factors, is necessary. This course will cover fundamental biological processes in the brain and nervous system, the role of the nervous system in human and animal behavior, and how environmental influences impact these processes at the cellular and organismal levels. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 310 - 01 Cognitive Neuroscience M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL45

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC LL45

Course Registration Number:

42081 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Sarah E. Hankerson

Cognitive neuroscience is the study of “how the brain enables the mind.” The purpose of this course is for you to develop an advanced understanding of the biological basis of mental activity. We will examine the biological roots of various mental phenomena including perception, attention, learning, memory, language, emotion and consciousness. In particular, we will focus on the roles of plasticity and evolutionary pressure in shaping the mind, and on the treatment of cognitive neuroscience in popular media. Prerequisite: C- or better in NSCI 301 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 310 - 51 Cognitive Neuroscience/Lab - - W - - - - 1330 - 1520 JRC LL45

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1520

Location:

JRC LL45

Course Registration Number:

42707 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Sarah E. Hankerson

Cognitive neuroscience is the study of “how the brain enables the mind.” The purpose of this course is for you to develop an advanced understanding of the biological basis of mental activity. We will examine the biological roots of various mental phenomena including perception, attention, learning, memory, language, emotion and consciousness. In particular, we will focus on the roles of plasticity and evolutionary pressure in shaping the mind, and on the treatment of cognitive neuroscience in popular media. Prerequisite: C- or better in NSCI 301 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 398 - 51 Neurobio of Social Beh./Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 381

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1730

Location:

OWS 381

Course Registration Number:

41994 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Sarah A. Heimovics

The subject matter of this course will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 398 - 52 Neurobio of Social Beh./Lab - - W - - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 389

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1730

Location:

OWS 389

Course Registration Number:

41995 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Sarah A. Heimovics

The subject matter of this course will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 398 - D01 Neurobio of Social Behavior - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OSS 122

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OSS 122

Course Registration Number:

41993 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Sarah A. Heimovics

The subject matter of this course will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 450 - 01 Integrative Neuroscience M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 BEC LL03

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

BEC LL03

Course Registration Number:

42670 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jenne M. Westberry

If we are to understand how behavior is guided by environmental cues, we must first understand how sensory information about the world is represented and processed in brain. In this seminar-style course, we will examine the neural organization of sensory systems, particularly the organization of cortical structures. We will first explore how various organizational strategies are used in different systems to perform specific functions, leading to the focus of our course: how information from different sensory modalities is integrated in higher-order cortical areas, and how this integration ultimately influences behavior. Prerequisite: C- or better in any two neuroscience elective courses or permission of the instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 450 - 51 Integrative Neuroscience/Lab M - - - - - - 1335 - 1735 OWS 381

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1735

Location:

OWS 381

Course Registration Number:

42671 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Jenne M. Westberry

If we are to understand how behavior is guided by environmental cues, we must first understand how sensory information about the world is represented and processed in brain. In this seminar-style course, we will examine the neural organization of sensory systems, particularly the organization of cortical structures. We will first explore how various organizational strategies are used in different systems to perform specific functions, leading to the focus of our course: how information from different sensory modalities is integrated in higher-order cortical areas, and how this integration ultimately influences behavior. Prerequisite: C- or better in any two neuroscience elective courses or permission of the instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2017 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2017 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
NSCI 301 - 01 Principles of Neuroscience M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OWS 250

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OWS 250

Course Registration Number:

21222 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jenne M. Westberry

Human understanding of the brain and nervous system has improved dramatically over the past three decades. With the rapid expansion of knowledge has come an understanding that behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with both childhood development and with aging have a biological basis, and many have their origins in the interaction between the nervous system and environmental factors. Recent research has revealed that a healthy brain and nervous system depends on sound biologic function. Therefore, a basic understanding of the biology of the brain and nervous system, and of how the nervous system interacts with environmental factors, is necessary. This course will cover fundamental biological processes in the brain and nervous system, the role of the nervous system in human and animal behavior, and how environmental influences impact these processes at the cellular and organismal levels. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 301 - 51 Principles of Neurosci. /Lab - T - - - - - 0800 - 1200 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1200

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

21234 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Jenne M. Westberry

Human understanding of the brain and nervous system has improved dramatically over the past three decades. With the rapid expansion of knowledge has come an understanding that behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with both childhood development and with aging have a biological basis, and many have their origins in the interaction between the nervous system and environmental factors. Recent research has revealed that a healthy brain and nervous system depends on sound biologic function. Therefore, a basic understanding of the biology of the brain and nervous system, and of how the nervous system interacts with environmental factors, is necessary. This course will cover fundamental biological processes in the brain and nervous system, the role of the nervous system in human and animal behavior, and how environmental influences impact these processes at the cellular and organismal levels. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 301 - 52 Principles of Neuroscience/Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1730 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1730

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

22231 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Jenne M. Westberry

Human understanding of the brain and nervous system has improved dramatically over the past three decades. With the rapid expansion of knowledge has come an understanding that behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with both childhood development and with aging have a biological basis, and many have their origins in the interaction between the nervous system and environmental factors. Recent research has revealed that a healthy brain and nervous system depends on sound biologic function. Therefore, a basic understanding of the biology of the brain and nervous system, and of how the nervous system interacts with environmental factors, is necessary. This course will cover fundamental biological processes in the brain and nervous system, the role of the nervous system in human and animal behavior, and how environmental influences impact these processes at the cellular and organismal levels. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 320 - 01 Human & Comparative Neurology M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OWS 169

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OWS 169

Course Registration Number:

22232 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

All neuroscience is a multidisciplinary enterprise that draws on findings from diverse fields, ranging from molecular genetics to comparative psychology. Comparative Neurology involves scrutinizing brain anatomy and physiology, relating brain structure to function, and linking each of these to behavior and ecology. In this course, we will explore how the human brain has emerged, discover some rules of how brains generally evolve (and develop some of our own), and determine what factors have guided the phylogenetic development of this complex structure. Throughout the course, laboratory projects and problem sets will support our classroom discussions. Prerequisite: C- or better in NSCI 301 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 320 - 51 Human & Comp. Neurology/Lab - T - - - - - 0800 - 1200 JRC

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1200

Location:

JRC

Course Registration Number:

22233 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Staff

All neuroscience is a multidisciplinary enterprise that draws on findings from diverse fields, ranging from molecular genetics to comparative psychology. Comparative Neurology involves scrutinizing brain anatomy and physiology, relating brain structure to function, and linking each of these to behavior and ecology. In this course, we will explore how the human brain has emerged, discover some rules of how brains generally evolve (and develop some of our own), and determine what factors have guided the phylogenetic development of this complex structure. Throughout the course, laboratory projects and problem sets will support our classroom discussions. Prerequisite: C- or better in NSCI 301 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 320 - 52 Human & Comp Neurology/Lab - - - R - - - 1330 - 1730 JRC

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1730

Location:

JRC

Course Registration Number:

22234 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Staff

All neuroscience is a multidisciplinary enterprise that draws on findings from diverse fields, ranging from molecular genetics to comparative psychology. Comparative Neurology involves scrutinizing brain anatomy and physiology, relating brain structure to function, and linking each of these to behavior and ecology. In this course, we will explore how the human brain has emerged, discover some rules of how brains generally evolve (and develop some of our own), and determine what factors have guided the phylogenetic development of this complex structure. Throughout the course, laboratory projects and problem sets will support our classroom discussions. Prerequisite: C- or better in NSCI 301 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 330 - 01 Neuropharmacology - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL01

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC LL01

Course Registration Number:

21695 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jessica A. Siegel

Neuropharmacology is the study of how drugs affect the cells of the nervous system and their ability to communicate with other target systems in the body. This course will cover different classes of neurotransmitters and neurohormones and the receptors on target cells that recognize and bind these substances, using a “clinical model” framework that ties these principles to the therapeutic use of drugs. A significant amount of time will be spent covering the transduction mechanisms involved in converting the signals into a biological response, the gaps in a therapeutic approach, and new technologies that are improving the study and application of neurochemistry in modern neuroscience. Prerequisite: C- or better in NSCI 301 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 330 - 51 Neuropharmacology/Lab - - W - - - - 1330 - 1730 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1730

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

21696 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Jessica A. Siegel

Neuropharmacology is the study of how drugs affect the cells of the nervous system and their ability to communicate with other target systems in the body. This course will cover different classes of neurotransmitters and neurohormones and the receptors on target cells that recognize and bind these substances, using a “clinical model” framework that ties these principles to the therapeutic use of drugs. A significant amount of time will be spent covering the transduction mechanisms involved in converting the signals into a biological response, the gaps in a therapeutic approach, and new technologies that are improving the study and application of neurochemistry in modern neuroscience. Prerequisite: C- or better in NSCI 301 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)