Neuroscience

College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to Neuroscience

CAS NE 101

An introduction to the biological basis of behavior and cognition. Includes theoretical and practical foundations rooted in psychology, biology, neuropharmacology, and clinical sciences (e.g., neurology and neuropsychiatry). Neuroethical dilemmas are highlighted and integrated when relevant to discussion topics. Carries natural sciences divisional credit without lab in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Scientific Inquiry I. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Biology of Neurodegenerative Diseases

CAS NE 525

Prereq: (CAS NE 102 or CAS BI 203) and (CAS NE 203 or CAS BI 325). An in- depth look at molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and their impact and relevance in clinical diagnosis and treatment. Topics include the molecular pathways of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, and Creutzfeldt- Jacob Disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Students must attend both lecture and discussion. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Topics in Neurobiology

CAS NE 594

Topic for Summer 2019: The Neurobiology of Consciousness and Evolution of Language. Prereq: Any college-level neuroscience, psychology, or physiology course. Exploration of the neuroscience of imagination from neurons to memory to neurological control of novel conscious experiences. The course covers what makes the brain and human language unique as well as the selectional forces that shaped the brains of our ancestors. Students must attend both lecture and discussion. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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