Spring 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
NSCI 301 - 01 Principles of Neuroscience - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OWS 251

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OWS 251

Course Registration Number:

21076 (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 - 02 Principles of Neuroscience M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

22856 (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 M - - - - - - 0800 - 1200 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1200

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

21080 (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 - 1720 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1720

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

21447 (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 - 53 Principles of Neuroscience/Lab - - - R - - - 1330 - 1720 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1720

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

22855 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Sarah A. Heimovics

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 398 - 02 Clinical Neuroscience - - W - - - - 1715 - 2000 JRC LL01

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1715 - 2000

Location:

JRC LL01

Course Registration Number:

22183 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David C. Jewett

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 490 - 01 Topics: Sleep M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

21178 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jennifer R. Prichard

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 490 - 52 Topics: Sleep/Lab - T - - - - - 1530 - 1730 JRC LL45

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1530 - 1730

Location:

JRC LL45

Course Registration Number:

22718 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jennifer R. Prichard

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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Summer 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
NSCI 398 - 01 Neuroscience and Epigenetics M - W - - - - 1200 - 1600 OWS 250

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1200 - 1600

Location:

OWS 250

Course Registration Number:

30523 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jenne M. Westberry

Humans share a large percent of our genes with Chimpanzees. Thus far, the number of genes that differ are not enough to describe what makes us human and them apes. In the past two decades, scientists embarked on exciting new research and discovered that the mechanisms that regulate how genes are expressed is much more complicated than our DNA alone. Sections of our DNA are constantly being turned on or off, all in response to on-going cellular activity. These on/off switches may function to mark some DNA as important and easily accessible or dormant and hidden. In the brain, neurons encode or memories and experiences over a lifetime, but neurons and cellular function are, to some extent dynamic. The major questions involve how memories and experiences can persist beyond the lifetimes of synapses and proteins? Epigenetics – changes in gene expression that do not alter the underlying DNA sequence – may be the answer. In this course, we explore the most current research pertaining to epigenetic mechanisms. These mechanisms include DNA methylation and acetylation or methylation of the histone proteins that package DNA are described in the context of animal learning. We will explore how DNA modification may in fact provide a “histone code”. We will specifically focus on understanding of the mechanisms involved with memory disorders caused by normal aging or diseases including schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, depression, and drug addiction. There will be no textbook for this course. Student will be expected to read and interpret primary literature and be able to present and discuss the information with the class.

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Location Time Day(s)

Fall 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
NSCI 398 - 01 Neurobio of Drug Use & Abuse - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

42836 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jessica A. Siegel

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 - 02 Topics: NSCI of Disease M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

41959 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Brittni Peterson

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 - 51 Neurobio of Drug Use/LAB - T - - - - - 1330 - 1715 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1715

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

42837 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jessica A. Siegel

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 - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OWS 257

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OWS 257

Course Registration Number:

42725 (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 M - - - - - - 1200 - 1600 OWS 379

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1200 - 1600

Location:

OWS 379

Course Registration Number:

42726 (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)