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NEUR
Neuroscience
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07/19/2024 at 10:30 PM
NEUR200
Introduction to Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI170 and BSCI171.
Cross-listed with: PSYC202.
Credit only granted for: PSYC309U, NEUR200, PSYC202 or PSYC301.
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 does that. Provides a broad introduction to neuroscience, always keeping the behavioral consequences in view.
NEUR305
Neural Systems and Circuits
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MATH120 or higher MATH course; and a minimum grade of C- in NEUR200 or BSCI353; or equivalent.
Overview of the fundamental principles underlying the systems and circuits of the human nervous system, with a focus on cognitive processes and how these systems interact. Students will engage in the analysis of case studies, apply their knowledge of the neural circuitry to explain everyday phenomena, hypothesize ways to further investigate the nervous system, and propose how knowledge of neural circuits can be used in human society and the resulting implications.
NEUR306
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Earning C- or higher in NEUR200 or BSCI330.
Corequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in PHYS132 or equivalent course.
Cross-listed with: BSCI353.
Credit only granted for: NEUR306 or BSCI353.
Students will gain an appreciation of neuroscience as the nexus of chemistry, physics, and biology. Additionally, they will gain an understanding of how: both individual and networks of neurons function as variable electrical circuits; our nervous systems transduce signals from the outside world and sets-off molecular cascades; the behavior of a neuron can be changed and or remain the same in response to changing variables. Techniques used to study the nervous system at a cellular and molecular level will be discussed.
NEUR329
(Perm Req)
Instructional Assistance Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Repeatable to 9 credits. Additional information: Course not acceptable toward major requirements in the Neuroscience.

Students serve as instructional assistants in selected undergraduate neuroscience courses. Roles and responsibilities and pre/co-requisites are determined on a course- specific basis and approved by the Program Curriculum Committee.
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NEUR379
(Perm Req)
Special Topics: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Recommended: At least a 3.0 neuroscience track GPA and no records of academic misconduct. Restriction: Permission of Neuroscience Program. Repeatable to 12 credits.

Research and/or integrated reading in a topic related to neuroscience, under the direction and close supervision of a member of the University of Maryland faculty.
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NEUR379H
(Perm Req)
Special Topics: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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NEUR398H
(Perm Req)
Neuroscience Honors Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: NEUR200. Corequisite: NEUR379, NEUR479, or equivalent research credit with instructor permission.Restriction: Permission of department. Repeatable to 4 credits.

This seminar provides an opportunity for the honors students to share their research projects and sharpen their communication skills through presentations, discussions, and peer-review thesis writing. Guest speakers will be invited to provide additional information and insights into various topics in professional development practice, graduate school info and application, etc.
NEUR405
Neuroscience Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: NEUR306 or BSCI353; and PHYS132.
Recommended: NEUR305.
Cross-listed with: BSCI455.
Credit only granted for: PSYC401, NEUR405, BSCI455 or BSCI454.
Students will utilize neurophysiological techniques to examine fundamental principles of neurons and neural circuits. This course will reinforce content from prerequisite NEUR courses. Students will also strengthen skills in experimental design and scientific writing.
Students must pay a $40 laboratory materials fee.
NEUR479
(Perm Req)
Advanced Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Complete at least 3 credits of NEUR379 (or equivalent) with the same faculty member as NEUR479 credit. Recommended: Minimum neuroscience track GPA of 3.0. Restriction: Permission of the Neuroscience Program. Repeatable to 12 credits.

Research and/or integrated reading in neuroscience under the direction and close supervision of a faculty member.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
NEUR479H
(Perm Req)
Advanced Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.