Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain|
BIOL 239, PSYC 239|
|Course Cluster: Health Studies|
A mass of tissue the consistency of firm jello and weighing about 2.5 pounds in the adult human, the brain is an organ that controls nearly every function of the body. It also enables the highest cognitive functions of humans such as learning and memory, thinking, consciousness, and aesthetic appreciation. Its malfunction results in a variety of diseases, including senility, mood disorders, and motor dysfunctions. This course will examine in some detail the complex organization of the brain and how it performs some of its basic functions. The course will be of special interest to premed students; NS&B, biology, and psychology majors; and anyone simply interested in how the brain works.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
John A. Kiernan and Nagalingam Rajakumar, BARR'S THE HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM: AN ANATOMICAL VIEWPOINT (10th Edition, 2014)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two multiple choice examinations, midterm, a multiple choice quiz at the end of the course, and a final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
There will be two lab sessions as a part of the course, in addition to the lectures, each lasting up to 2.5 hours; time to be arranged.
|Instructor(s): de Lanerolle,Nihal C. Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: SHAN107; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 15||JR major: 15|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|