Neuroscience Courses

NEU 200 Introduction to Neuroscience - 3 credits

This introductory course covers many aspects of neuroscience including synaptic transmission, psychopharmacology, sensory systems, cognition, learning and basis of neurological disease.
Prerequisites: BIO 121, 122 or PSY 100 or permission of the instructor.

NEU/PSY/BIO 220 Sensation and Perception (Alternate years) - 3 or 4 credits

An in-depth study of sensory systems including vision, taste, olfaction, audition and somatic senses. This course fulfills only the 3 credit SCI requirement. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Lecture may be taken without the laboratory, but lab is required for Neuroscience majors. 

Prerequisite: PSY 100 or BIO 121.

NEU 330 Neuropharmacology (Alternate years) - 3 credits

An in- depth study of the pharmacological aspects of neuroscience with an emphasis on clinical applications.
Prerequisite: NEU 200 or PSY 229.

NEU 340 Neuroscience Methods (Alternate years) - 4 credits

This laboratory course introduces students to several of the methods currently used by neuroscientists including electrophysiological, histological and molecular techniques. The lecture component explores both classical and current literature in Neuroscience. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. 

Prerequisites: BIO 222 or 236, NEU 200 or PSY 229.

NEU/BIO 348 Diseases of the Nervous System (Alternate years) - 4 credits

Our brains control everything that makes us human, including how we think, feel, learn, and how we perceive the outside world. When the brain is damaged by disease or injury or fails to form correctly during development, the results can be catastrophic. This course will examine selected diseases of the nervous system at both the clinical and the molecular level and assess current treatments. Diseases to be discussed may include Alzheimer, schizophrenia, neural tube defects, autism, and spinal cord injuries. Readings from the primary literature and laboratory activities will complement the lecture material. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Lecture may be taken without the laboratory. 

Prerequisite: BIO 236, or permission of the instructor.