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Courses - Spring 2020
Introduction to Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI170 and BSCI171; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or freshmen who have taken an AP biology course and scored a 4 or 5 on the exam can enroll.
Credit only granted for: PSYC309U or NEUR200.
Formerly: PSYC309U.
In an evolutionary sense, the job of the nervous system is to produce, control, and coordinate behaviors that help an animal survive and reproduce. Neuroscience is the study of how the nervous system accomplishes that. This introductory course provides a broad introduction to neuroscience, always keeping the resulting behaviors in view.
Prerequisite: BSCI170/BSCI171 with a grade of C- or higher; or an equivalent college-level introductory biology course.

Course Description: Neuroscience is the study of how the nervous system provides perception of the world around us, plans and controls movement, and creates complex behaviors, memories, emotions, and thoughts. To start, you will learn about the nervous system's structure and how cellsin the nervous system communicate with each other. We will examine our sensory capabilities and their roles in coordinated movement. You will see why sleep is so critical to emotional control, memory, and creativity. A major focus will be on the ability of the nervous system to change in structure and function throughout life. We will routinely discuss disorders of the nervous system to emphasize important concepts.
Neural Systems and Circuits
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: MATH135 or 140 with C- or higher; NEUR200 OR BSCI 353 OR PSYC 309U OR PSYC301 with C- or higher.
This course examines the anatomy and neuronal circuits that give rise to mental activity: perception, planned action, and thought, emphasizing the cortical mechanisms involved. Modern experimental and analytical techniques will be described and students will interpret and critique primary literature.