Fall 2014 Courses

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NSCI 301 - 01 Principles of Neuroscience - T - R - - - 1800 - 1930 OSS 122
CRN: 42469 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kurt R. Illig 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

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NSCI 301 - 51 Principles of Neurosci / Lab - T - - - - - 1945 - 2245 OWS 381
CRN: 42471 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Kurt R. Illig 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

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J-Term 2015 Courses

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NSCI 398 - 01 Neurobio in Social Behavior M T W R - - - 0900 - 1200 OWS 275
CRN: 10293 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sarah A. Heimovics In this course, we will examine the neural and hormonal correlates of social behavior. We will consider how hormones influence the development and activation of behavior and, in turn, how behavior regulates neural and endocrine physiology . A comperative approach will be emphasized to facilitate understanding of the adaptive function of molecular and physiological mechanisms of behavior. We will focus on neuroendocrine regulation of sexual behavior, parental behavior, monogamy/social attachment, and dominance/ agression. This course will be taught as a mixture of lecture, primary literature discussion, and student presentations. In the laboratory component of the course, students will be given the opportunity to design and implement a research project involving songbird behavioral neuroendocrinology. Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209 or permission of instructor.

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NSCI 398 - 51 Neurobio of Social Beh./Lab M T W R - - - 1300 - 1600 OWS 381
CRN: 10294 0 Credit Hours 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.

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Spring 2015 Courses

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NSCI 301 - 01 Principles of Neuroscience M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 203
CRN: 21659 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer R. Prichard 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

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NSCI 301 - 51 Principles of Neurosci. /Lab M - - - - - - 1330 - 1630 JRC LL21
CRN: 21707 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer R. Prichard 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

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NSCI 301 - 52 Principles of Neurosci. /Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1630 JRC LL21
CRN: 21708 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer R. Prichard 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

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NSCI 450 - 01 Integrative Neuroscience - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OWS 251
CRN: 21749 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kurt R. Illig 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

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NSCI 450 - 51 Integrative Neuroscience/Lab - - - R - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 381
CRN: 21751 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Kurt R. Illig 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

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NSCI 490 - 01 Topics: Unusual Vision - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC LL45
CRN: 22500 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul J. Beckmann This topics class will explore visual capabilities that do not conform to what most people think of as "normal" human vision through readings from the primary literature, laboratory investigations, discussion, and demonstrations. Special emphasis will be placed on types of visual impairmant, for example, cataract, color defect, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa, and how the visual capabilities of someone with one ot these conditions compares to "normal" vision. In addition, exploration of other visual systems will provide a better understanding of "normal" human vision. Pre-requisites: PSYC 212 and PSYC 322 or instructor's permission.

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NSCI 490 - 51 Topics:Unusual Vision/Lab - - W - - - - 1430 - 1630 JRC LL21
CRN: 22501 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul J. Beckmann The subject matter of these courses 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 On-line, View Searchable Class Schedule

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