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Neuroscience Course Descriptions

NEUROSCIENCE (NSC) from the 2016-2017 Course Catalog

1101 New Student Seminar in Psychology and Neuroscience (Cross-listed as PSY 1101)
See PSY 1101 for course information.

1106 Introduction to Neuroscience Laboratory
Prerequisite(s): NSC 1306 or concurrent enrollment.
Laboratory experiments illustrating procedures in neuroanatomy, behavioral neuroscience, animal learning and behavior, and human sensation and perception. Fee: $100

1306 Introduction to Neuroscience
An introduction to the biological bases of human and animal behavior. Emphasis is placed upon neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, and behavioral methodologies which contribute to an understanding of brain-behavior relationships.

3111 Laboratory in Cognition (Cross-listed as PSY 3111)
Prerequisite(s): NSC 3311 or concurrent enrollment.
Laboratory experiments illustrating methods and procedures in cognitive psychology. Fee: $100

3119 Laboratory in Clinical Neuroscience (Cross-listed as PSY 3119)
Prerequisite(s): NSC 3319 or PSY 3319 or concurrent enrollment.
Laboratory experiments illustrating methods and procedures in clinical neuroscience. Fee: $100

3120 Laboratory in Learning and Behavior (Cross-listed as PSY 3120)
Prerequisite(s): NSC 3320 or PSY 3320 or concurrent enrollment.
Laboratory experiments illustrating methods and procedures in learning and behavior. Fee: $150

3123 Laboratory in Sensation and Perception (Cross-listed as PSY 3123)
Prerequisite(s): NSC 3323 or PSY 3323 or concurrent enrollment.
Laboratory experiments illustrating methods and procedures in sensation and perception. Fee: $100

3311 Cognition (Cross-listed as PSY 3311)
Prerequisite(s): NSC 1106-1306, and either PSY 2402 or MTH 1321; or consent of instructor.
Introduction to the structures and processes involved in human cognition, including thinking, problem solving, language, attention, and memory.

3319 Clinical Neuroscience (Cross-listed as PSY 3319)
Prerequisite(s): NSC 1106-1306, and either PSY 2405 or MTH 1321 or consent of instructor.
A survey of current neuroscientific contributions to the understanding of the etiology of various mental disorders. The course covers basic principles of neural science followed by an examination of motivation and emotions within a neuroscience framework.

3320 Learning and Behavior (Cross-listed as PSY 3320)
Prerequisite(s): NSC 1106-1306, and either PSY 2402 or MTH 1321 or consent of instructor.
An examination of human and animal learning and behavior within a nature-nurture framework.

3323 Sensation and Perception (Cross-listed as PSY 3323)
Prerequisite(s): NSC 1106-1306, and either PSY 2402 or MTH 1321 or consent of instructor.
An introduction to the anatomical, physiological, motivational, and cognitive factors which determine conscious sensory and perceptual experience.

3356 Neuropharmacology
Prerequisite(s): NSC 1306 or consent of instructor.
The pharmacology of major drugs that work primarily on the nervous system, with an emphasis on pharmacodynamics (receptor subtypes, locations, and functions).

3370 Affective Neuroscience (Cross-listed as PSY 3370)
Prerequisite(s): NSC 1306 & 1106
Explores the underlying neural circuits important for normal and abnormal emotional behavior and experience. Focus on neuroimaging studies of human disorders for which there is a critical mass of data regarding the neural underpinnings of psychopathology.

4130 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience (Cross-listed as PSY 4130)
Prerequisite(s): NSC/PSY 4330 or concurrent enrollment.
Laboratory experiments illustrating methods and procedures in Behavioral Neuroscience. Fee: $100

4312 Behavioral Medicine (Cross-listed as MH 4312 and PSY 4312)
Prerequisite(s): NSC 1106-1306, and either PSY 2402 or MTH 1321 or consent of instructor.
Topics include the role of mind, brain, and behavior in health, disease and wellness; the history, philosophy, and current status of health care systems; physiological and behavioral analyses of stress; psychoneuroimmunology; behavioral factors in cardiovascular disease, cancer, drug abuse, and weight management.

4317 Literature of Behavioral Neuroscience (Cross-listed as PSY 4317)
Prerequisite(s): NSC 1106-1306 and PSY 2402 or consent of instructor.
An intensive introduction to the scientific literature in behavioral neuroscience. Students will be exposed to the contemporary literature through an examination of fundamental contributions in several areas. Preparation of a serious paper in a specific area of current research interest is required.

4324 Research on the Senses and Perception (Cross-listed as PSY 4324)
Prerequisite(s): NSC 1106-1306 and PSY 2402 or consent of instructor.
A study of individual problems in perception through directed reading, independent research, and/or laboratory work.

4330 Behavioral Neuroscience (Cross-listed as PSY 4330)
Prerequisite(s): NSC 1106-1306 and PSY 1305, or consent of instructor.
A study of the structure and function of the human nervous system as related to behavior.

4371 Advanced Research in Neuroscience
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
An in-depth laboratory research experience in neuroscience as supervised by a faculty mentor. Fee: $50

4V96 Special Topics in Neuroscience 1 to 4 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
May be repeated once with change of topic.