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 or NEUR 105 (grade of C- or better); 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

NEUR401. Cultural Neuroscience

An examination of the influence of neuroscience on past and/or present culture. Topics may vary by semester, and may include pop culture, literature, music, history, and others. This course is a series of topical lectures, presentations and discussions, with an emphasis on interconnecting sub-disciplines and understanding the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Prerequisite: PSYC/NEUR 321 (with a grade of C- or better) or permission of instructor. 1 credit.

NEUR402. Modern Neuroscicence

An analysis of current trends and innovations in neuroscience. Topics vary by semester, and may include technology initiatives, research techniques, industry applications, and others. This course is a series of topical lectures presentations and discussions, with an emphasis on interconnecting sub-disciplines and understanding the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Prerequisite: PSYC/NEUR 321 (with a grade of C- or better) or permission of instructor. 1 credit.

NEUR403. Health Neuroscience

An introduction to health-related neuroscience. Topics may vary by semester, and may include clinical neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, and others. This course is a series of topical lectures presentations and discussions, with an emphasis on interconnecting sub-disciplines and understanding the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Prerequisite: PSYC/NEUR 321 (with a grade of C- or better) or permission of instructor. 1 credit

NEUR405. Inter Neuroscience Application

This course emphasizes the interconnecting sub-disciplines and the interdisciplinary nature of the field of neuroscience. Themes will include cultural topics such as music, health-related neuroscience, and current trends and innovations in neuroscience. 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). *Fulfills General Education Goal 14.

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. Honors Resrch in Neuroscience

Students conduct research in neuroscience under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee. Must be approved by the director of the NeuroStudies minor. 3 credits.

NEUR4XX. Neuroscience Elective