Student Learning Outcomes
1. Foundational Knowledge: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles underlying nervous system anatomy and physiology, and the role of nervous system function in behavior.
2. Critical Analysis: Students will be able to read and critically evaluate primary neuroscientific literature, including critiquing study design, evaluating the appropriateness of methods and analyses used, identifying any biases implicit in the study, and assessing the conclusions of the study. Moreover, students will be able to critically evaluate items in the popular press and advertisements that claim neuroscientific support.
3. Research Experience: Students will have at least one comprehensive research experience that involves at least four of the following: Formulating a scientific question; Performing a background literature search; Designing experiment(s) to address the question; Written or oral proposal of research question; Conducting research, including appropriate analysis of the data; Written or oral presentation of the results.
4. Collaboration and Communication: Students will be able to work effectively with colleagues to solve problems in neuroscience, and will be able to effectively share their questions and experimental findings with each other and with professionals in the field. Students will be able to skillfully and constructively edit peer-generated papers.