BIOL 213, PSYC 240|
|Course Cluster: Health Studies|
This course will introduce the concepts and contemporary research in the field of neuroscience and behavior. The course is intended for prospective neuroscience and behavior majors (for whom it is required) and for biology and psychology majors who wish a broad introduction to neuroscience. The initial few weeks will be devoted to fundamental concepts of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Subsequent classes will deal in-depth with fundamental problems of nervous system function and the neural basis of behavior, including neurotransmitter systems; organization of the visual system and visual perception; the control of movement; neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders; the neuroendocrine system; control of autonomic behaviors such as feeding, sleep, and temperature regulation; the stress response; and language, learning, and memory. Experimental results from a variety of species, including humans, will be considered.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Bear,M., Connors, B.W. & Paradiso, M.A., NEUROSCIENCE:EXPLORING THE BRAIN, 4th Ed., and selected journal articles.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three tests will be given during the semester. Weekly 4th-hr sessions will be held in small groups for review of lecture material, discussion of research literature, and learning neuroanatomy.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
All students must attend an additional weekly fourth hour to learn neuroanatomy using human brain models, work on problem sets, and discuss outside readings related to lecture topics.
For Psychology Majors, this is a Column 1 Breadth Requirement course.
|Instructor(s): Aaron,Gloster B. Kurtz,Matthew M. Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: SHAN107; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 140||SR major: 10||JR major: 15|| || |
|Seats Available: 28||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 115||FR: X|