Muscle and Nerve Development|
NS&B 543, BIOL 543, NS&B 343|
This course will examine the structure and function of muscle cells, the development of muscle cell identity, the development of motor neurons, and the interactions between nerve and muscle that lead to a functioning neuromuscular system. The primary focus will be on vertebrate model systems such as chick, mouse, and fish. We will also examine human diseases, including muscular dystrophies and other neuromuscular disorders.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: BIOL218 OR ([BIOL182 or MB&B182] AND [BIOL212 or MB&B212]) OR ([BIOL182 or MB&B182] AND [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]) OR ([BIOL196 or MB&B196] AND [BIOL212 or MB&B212]) OR ([BIOL196 or MB&B196] AND [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240])
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(NS&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Zinsser, William. ON WRITING WELL, THE CLASSIC GUIDE TO WRITING NONFICTION, Harper Collins, 2006, ISBN 978-0-06-089154-1
Review articles, book chapters and current literature.
|Examination and Assignments: |
science essay for lay public, two science reviews for scientists, science editing assignment, one significant paper in the format of an NIH grant proposal; reviews of two other students' grant proposals; one class presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students electing this course should be prepared to read the assignments with diligence and to participate in class discussions. Three types of developmental biology research will be covered in this area: Cell Biology, Molecular genetics, and Neurobiology. Weekly writing assignments will be an important part of this course.
|Instructor(s): Devoto,Stephen H. Times: ....R.. 07:10PM-10:00PM; Location: SHAN201; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 16||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 9||GRAD: 2||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 0||FR: 0|