NEUR 199/299/399/499. Independent Study in the Neurosciences (1-4E)
This course consists of an independent research project supervised by a neurosciences faculty member. The nature of the project, the schedule for accomplishment, and the means of evaluation must be formalized in a learning contract prior to registration. Credits earned from 399/499 are not eligible to fulfill upper-division credits in the neuroscience minor; students desiring a 4-credit, graded research experience should register for NEUR 302. May be repeated for credit. Pre-requisite: NEUR 201 or permission of the instructor.
NEUR 201. Introduction to the Neurosciences (4)
This team-taught interdisciplinary course will introduce students to the study of neuroscience and the biological basis of behavior. Students will learn how the anatomy and cellular function of the brain and nervous system underlie thought and behavior. Students will also be exposed to the methods used to study the brain and will gain proficiency in analyzing the scientific literature and communicating scientific ideas. Prerequisite or co-requisite(s): CHEM 101 or CHEM 105 or CHEM 106 and PSYC 101.
NEUR 301/303. Seminar in the Neurosciences/Advanced Seminar in the Neurosciences (1E)
This seminar, for participants in the neurosciences minor, examines current topics in the neurosciences. Seminars include paper critiques, research proposals, outside speakers, and visits to neuroscience laboratories. Some out-of-class activities required. NEUR 303 is for participants in the neurosciences minor who have already earned credit for NEUR 301. NEUR 303 may be repeated for credit. Credit/no credit grading. Prerequisite or co-requisite: NEUR 201.
NEUR 302. Directed Research in the Neurosciences (4E)
The design, execution, and presentation of the results from an original laboratory research project in the neurosciences. Small group projects encouraged. Participation in the neurosciences seminar required. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): NEUR 201 and NEUR 301 or permission of instructor.