Neuroscience Studies Courses
NEUR105. Introduction to Neuroscience
This course will be a broad introduction to neuroscience. Important general principles of nervous system structure and function will be emphasized, as well as broad scientific proficiency as a foundation for further interdisciplinary study of the neural basis of behavior. Topics may include comparative vertebrate and invertebrate neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, sensory and motor systems, behavioral neurobiology, neuropharmacology, and neural basis of cognition. 3 lecture and one 2-hour lab periods. 4 credits. FSRC, SI.
NEUR210. Decision Making
This course will explore the behavioral and biological elements affecting the ways humans make decisions. Common myths about decision-making will serve as vehicles for exploring the drives that influence human choice. Students will examine the interdisciplinary nature of decision-making, considering contributions from not only neuroscience, but also economics, management, psychology, and possibly other fields. Understanding rational decision processes will be discussed in the context of choices facing modern citizen leaders. FHBS, SI. 3 credits.
NEUR2XX. Neuroscience Elective
NEUR321. Behavioral Neuroscience
Study of the biological substrates of behavior. An in-depth examination of the structure and function of the mammalian nervous system as it relates to specific behaviors, such as sensation, coordination of the motor system, and cognition. In the laboratory component of this course, students will be introduced to techniques relevant to the study of Behavioral Neuroscience. Prerequisites: PSYC 151 (with C- or better) or NEUR 105 (with C- or better); PSYC 235 and PSYC 236 (both with grade of C- or better) OR permission of instructor; Open only to Neuroscience Studies minors. 3 lecture and one 2-hour lab periods. 3 credits.
NEUR390. Direct or Independnt Stdy-NEUR
By permission of instructor and must be approved by the Director of the NeuroStudies minor. May be repeated. 1- 18 credits.
NEUR3XX. Neuroscience Elective
NEUR405. Inter Neuroscience Application
This course emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field of neuroscience. Through an exploration of neuroscience related careers and a community outreach project, students will investigate current trends in neuroscience and the application of neuroscience to cultural topics and real world problems. Prerequisite: PSYC/NEUR 321 (with grade of “C-“ or better) or permission of instructor. 3 credits.
NEUR490. Independent Research in NEUR
A directed reading or experimental research project. May be repeated. By permission of instructor and must be approved by the Director of the NeuroStudies minor. 1-18 credits.
NEUR492. Internship in Neuroscience
NEUR 492. Internship in Neuroscience. A semester-long, on-the-job experience designed to apply the principles of neuroscience. By permission of instructor and must be approved by the director of the Neuro Studies minor. 1-15 credits (hours 1-3 graded; hours 4-15 pass/fail).
NEUR495. Special Topics
Specialized courses on a variety of topics that may be offered periodically. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-6 credits.
NEUR498. Senior Thesis in Neuroscience
Students conduct an in-depth project in neuroscience under the direction of a faculty member and the Longwood Senior Thesis Committee. May be repeated as 499. 3 credits.
NEUR499. Senior Thesis in Neuroscience
Students conduct an in-depth project in neuroscience under the direction of a faculty member and the Longwood Senior Thesis Committee. 3 credits.
NEUR4XX. Neuroscience Elective