Fall 2019 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
NSCI 301 - 01 Principles of Neuroscience - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

43094 (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 or corequisite: BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 301 - 51 Principles of Neuroscience/LAB M - - - - - - 0800 - 1200 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1200

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

43095 (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 or corequisite: BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 398 - 01 Neurobio of Drug Use & Abuse - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

42205 (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 Clinical Neuroscience - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC LL13

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

BEC LL13

Course Registration Number:

41671 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jenne M. Westberry

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 Neuroscience of Drug Use/LAB - - W - - - - 1335 - 1735 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1735

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

42206 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

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 - - - 1330 - 1510 OSS 122

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OSS 122

Course Registration Number:

42129 (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 379

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1735

Location:

OWS 379

Course Registration Number:

42130 (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 2020 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
NSCI 490 - 01 Biology of Aggression - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 OWS 275

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

OWS 275

Course Registration Number:

10289 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Sarah A. Heimovics

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 - 51 Biology of Aggression/Lab - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 OWS 389

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

OWS 389

Course Registration Number:

10293 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Sarah A. Heimovics

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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Location Time Day(s)

Spring 2020 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:

20911 (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 or corequisite: BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 301 - 02 Principles of Neuroscience - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 209

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

21485 (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 or corequisite: BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 301 - 51 Principles of Neurosci. /Lab - - W - - - - 1330 - 1730 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1730

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

20915 (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 or corequisite: BIOL 209

Schedule Details

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

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1730

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

21114 (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 or corequisite: BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 340 - 01 Computational Neuroscience - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

22742 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Josée Morissette

The brain is a complex, dynamical system consisting of billions of neurons. Computational models are essential for understanding how brain functions arise through neuronal interactions. This course covers current computational approaches of studying neural codes, network dynamics, and learning. In the process, we will learn how to characterize the coding and decoding in nervous systems, how the visual and auditory systems work, how to model individual neurons and network of dynamics, how neural integrators function, and how learning occurs through synaptic plasticity, self-organization, and reinforcement learning. The goal is to understand how cognitive growth and human-level cognition emerge from interactions of neuronal networks. Prerequisite: C- or better in NSCI 301 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 340 - 51 Computational Neuroscience/Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1700 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1700

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

22743 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Josée Morissette

The brain is a complex, dynamical system consisting of billions of neurons. Computational models are essential for understanding how brain functions arise through neuronal interactions. This course covers current computational approaches of studying neural codes, network dynamics, and learning. In the process, we will learn how to characterize the coding and decoding in nervous systems, how the visual and auditory systems work, how to model individual neurons and network of dynamics, how neural integrators function, and how learning occurs through synaptic plasticity, self-organization, and reinforcement learning. The goal is to understand how cognitive growth and human-level cognition emerge from interactions of neuronal networks. Prerequisite: C- or better in NSCI 301 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 398 - 01 Neurobiology of Aging - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OSS 313

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OSS 313

Course Registration Number:

21870 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jenne M. Westberry

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: Contemplative NSCI - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22977 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Uta Wolfe

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 - 02 Topics in Cortical Function - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OSS 127

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OSS 127

Course Registration Number:

21899 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kurt R. Illig

The rapid appearance and expansion of cortical structures is thought to underlie much of the evolutionary success of mammals. Why? What exactly does the cortex do? In this course, we will study the evolution and function of the cortex in humans and other mammals and compare it to other brain structures. We will look in-depth at the functions of higher-order sensory and motor cortex, and we will examine what happens when cortical function is lost as a result of disease or stroke, including how function might be regained. Prerequisites: NSCI 301, BIOL 354 or permission of instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 490 - 51 Topics in Cortical Funct./Lab - T - - - - - 1340 - 1740 OWS 381

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1340 - 1740

Location:

OWS 381

Course Registration Number:

21900 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Kurt R. Illig

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)